27 Mar The Importance of Social Networks in Current Education
The Internet has changed our lives so much that we cannot look the other way. And social networks, which are on everyone’s lips, have come to stay.
For this reason, it is important that they are known and used in schools so that students can benefit from them for their studies and personal development. Below I detail the benefits and positive aspects of the use of social networks in current education.
Improve communication inside and outside the classroom
Social networks are the perfect tools for communication between students and teachers to flow. Young people, being so familiar with them, will feel more comfortable and less obliged to have a closer relationship with their teachers and also, everything will flow more naturally.
But they are not only useful for the teacher-student relationship in the same center, but they are essential for communicating with experts in specific subjects or students from other centers. They enable students to develop skills and abilities such as socialization, teamwork, or the importance of sharing.
Currently, one of the biggest educational problems is the lack of relationship that exists between students and teachers, which is why social networks in the classroom will increase the feeling of an educational community due to the closeness produced by channels such as Facebook or Google+.
Search for information, resources, and inspiration
Social networks are an infinite source of information! Each class or task to be carried out can be unique.
Homework will not be boring because students will be able to investigate on social networks and find the necessary resources to complete daily tasks in a more efficient way and learn more without almost realizing it.
Groups to carry out work and resolve doubts
The good thing about social networks as developed as Facebook is that they allow you to create private groups for each class or each subject, which makes it easier for students to solve their doubts through the networks.
They are the perfect tools to help with homework and they can also communicate in a faster and more personal way with teachers, and thus solve their questions without having to ask them in class, in case the student does not feel prepared to do them in public. It allows centralizing in a single place all the educational activities, teachers, and students of an educational center.
Establish personal relationships between students
Social networks are based on personal relationships and are the current way of transmitting the personal to others. Something that acquires special relevance among adolescents.
For this reason, networks are very important so that teachers know a little more about the concerns of their students and know how to act in case of any problem or need. Of course, networks, to be an effective tool in the classroom, have to have a certain degree of control and responsibility on the part of both students and teachers.
Undoubtedly, social networks are a magnificent opportunity for the learning, education, and professional development of students as well as a place for the exchange of experiences.