Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are growing in popularity among younger generations. Instead of doing their homework they’re usually browsing Facebook or tweeting with their friends. Is this trend a good thing for youngsters or not?
A recent study shows us that social media is actually having a positive effect on students as it’s helping them to improve their grades. Some students are actually using social media to form study groups and share information. These students who use social media are achieving much higher grades than those who don’t.
Using social media sites in the classroom can encourage discussion and promote active learning among students. So next time you see your little one browsing Facebook, you’ll feel re-assured that they’re actually studying with friends and not just chatting about what movie they’re going to watch on the weekend.