I have just joined this mailing list, so my apologies if this has come up
I have been teaching high school physics for 15 years or so. I am currently
taking a course on Physics Pedagogy. One of the issues the course is
addressing is the use of social media like Facebook and Twitter as
instructional strategies. I am very much an outsider to the Physics
Education Research community, so my searches for examples or analysis of
using things like Twitter were pretty random I fear.
Does anyone know of places I might find concrete details on how social media
could be used in a physics classroom? It was easy to find people
celebrating twitter for example as a way to help change education, but
harder to find specific examples of how to do it to teach physics. As a
high school teacher, I am probably under many more constraints than a
And, does anyone know any actual studies of the effectiveness in using such
media? I am somewhat skeptical of its potential for me, but I do not want
to simply dismiss it out of ignorance.
Thanks for any help you can give.
And, I offer my apologies for my first post being a plea for your aid. I
hope it doesn't come off as too rude.