Snapchat Murders Facebook
Social media platforms continue to change every few years. From Friendster, to Myspace, to Facebook, to Instagram, to Snapchat, new ideas and new ways of sharing and communicating things with friends, or even the general public continues to arise. So what is so great about the most recent platform of Snapchat? It is categorized as a "live action" media tools that allows you to see what your friends or idols are doing in that moment, or within the last 24 hours. It tells you what is happening now, and then becomes unavailable 24 hours later. Because of the fact that it disappears, it creates a sense of urgency for users to constantly check the feeds, as well as a need for them to post more to still have something on their story. With the platform not being as permanent as Facebook, its users have found more freedom with it because they do not feel judged since the comment feature is private, and not available to everyone who views your posts.
Just like social media platforms, education is constantly changing. From the content we teach, to the standards we have to meet, to the ways we are told to teach it, to how we test for knowledge, and to how our students learn, it is an ever changing machine. With how quickly technology continues to change and with how much we have become an instant gratification society, it is forcing us to change how we run our classrooms and how we teach the content material to our students. How do we keep their attention? In my opinion, we implement the technology tools that appeal to them. Create a social media platform to communicate with your students. Have students that were absent? Post a picture or a list of what you did for the day, and the new assignments that were passed out. Keep your students informed on a platform that they will pay attention to!
C. (2014, October 02). Snapchat Murders Facebook. Retrieved October 17, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKSr6h5-fCU&index=10&list=PLbRLdW37G3oMquOaC-HeUIt6CWk-FzaGp