As hall of fame baseball player, Babe Ruth said, “Yesterday’s home runs won’t win tomorrow’s games.” To level up writing, we need to take advantage of the out-of-the park features and capabilities that social media inspired concepts give writing instruction.
Most of us know how it feels to write an exciting Facebook status update or a powerful tweet. Without delay, we know the impact of our words as they are retweeted, commented on, and liked (or ignored.) With this in mind, it stands to reason that students want a response too. Paper essays that are only seen by the teacher with a wastebasket as their final destiny are a needless waste of time and potential. Writing can be so much more exciting and it isn’t that hard to do.
Notably, social media is impacting writing in the classroom in ten powerful ways. You don’t have to be on social media (or even like it) to feel the lift social media concepts can give writing in your classroom, as I share in my new book Reinventing Writing released just this month.
10 Ways Social Media Has Reinvented Writing and Tips to Benefit Students
Social Media Impact #1 – Connect with an Audience.
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