Free Digital Handbook for Using Social Media in the Classroom

More than 100 teachers from across Europe participated in the SMILE (Social Media in Learning and Education) action and undertook a pedagogical journey to explore jointly the challenges and opportunities involved when using social media in learning and education.

The outcomes of the project, funded by a Digital Citizenship Research Grant from Facebook, are now published in a digital handbook. You can find pedagogical materials and resources from the learning laboratory with many valuable reflections and suggestions on some critical aspects of the use of social media as regards school policies, pedagogical principles, professional development, responsible use and challenges to adoption.
The handbook is divided up into seven sections with highly important and practical recommendations on how to use social media in the classroom including:
  • School Policies
  • Pedagogical Principles
  • Networking
  • Internet Safety
  • Challenges to Adoption
The handbook is a great resource to understand how to handle social media in your classroom, to learn how to use social media responsibly and how to use them for your professional development.