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Snapchat, a lighthearted, fun tool to interact with others and tell a story, is the most popular social media platform among teens. It can be useful for educators, too. Some ways to incorporate it in and outside of class:

  • Remind students of assignments and share relevant content. (One-way communication is allowed, so no need to add students for them to see your snaps.)
  • Easily annotate text or draw on your snaps.
  • Follow other snap-chatting educators to grow your professional learning network and see how they use Snapchat.
  • Model digital citizenship. (Some students use Snapchat to send inappropriate photos/videos because they can disappear after a short time.)
  • Let students create content and teach you how they use Snapchat.