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Annotated Bibliography

Allie Myers – EDST 6216

My research topic:

How social media affects education

Focus questions:

1. What are the positive and negative effects that social media can cause in education?

2. Can social media be useful in the classroom setting?

3. What are some limitations that should be considered when using social media in education?

My annotated bibliography (15 sources):

Title: Middle School Students’ Social Media Use

URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=10&sid=153cba77-ec46-449f-91c4-
Description: This journal article discusses the negative impacts that social media can cause on middle
school students, which is a topic that parents and teachers should address since students are allowed to
use their phones during school. Some of these effects include bullying, anxiety, difficulty focusing in
school, getting hacked, and internet stalkers.

Title: Benefits and Pitfalls: Simple Guidelines for the Use of Social Networking Tools in K-12 Education
URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=19&sid=153cba77-ec46-449f-91c4-
Description: This journal article explores the pros and cons of including social media in the classroom,
how to prepare lessons that incorporate social media, and how to prepare teachers to have the social
media background to be able to incorporate it into the classroom. This article focuses on K-12

Title: Learning and teaching with social network sites: A decade of research in K-12 related education
URL: https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.shu.edu/docview/1873281866?accountid=13793
Description: This journal article surveys the effects of social media on K-12 students and how teachers
can utilize social media to improve student learning. It gathers information from multiple studies and
explains how social media in each one impacted students or was used in the classroom by teachers.

Title: Social media for learning: A mixed methods study on high school students’ technology affordances
and perspectives
URL: https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.shu.edu/science/article/pii/S0747563214000077
Description: This journal article explains a study that analyzed high school students’ attitudes towards
social media in general, and in the classroom setting. It collected this data and organized it into three
categories: the positives about social media, the negatives about social media, and the ways in which
social media have been effectively and ineffectively used in the classroom.
Title: We’re Talking Social Media in Education
URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=31&sid=153cba77-ec46-449f-91c4-
Description: This article explores multiple different types of social media that can be helpful in the
classroom and how they can effectively be used in lessons. Included in the large number of social media
platforms in this article are Glogster, SurveyMonkey, SchoolTube, and blogs.

Title: Mobile computing devices in higher education: Student perspectives on learning with cell phones,
smart phones, and social media
URL: https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.shu.edu/science/article/pii/S1096751613000262
Description: This journal article explores the effects of incorporating the use of cell phones and social
media into the higher education classroom. The article explores the students’ thoughts about using
these types of mobile computing devices in their classes, which include positive and negative feedback.

Title: How to Effectively use Social Media as In-Class Teaching Tools

URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=37&sid=153cba77-ec46-449f-91c4-
Description: This article seeks to promote the use of social media in the classroom by integrating it into
lessons. It focuses on a specific study where Twitter was used in the classroom, which was found to be a
successful teaching method that incorporated a social media platform that students were already
familiar with.

Title: The Social Media Dilemma

URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=48&sid=153cba77-ec46-449f-91c4-
Description: This article showcases the split between schools that support social media usage and
schools that do not, through providing the arguments for both sides and the possible uses of social
media in the educational setting.

Title: Social Media in the Classroom

Description: This thesis explores the ways in which social media that students are already familiar with
(and use in their daily lives) can effectively be used to engage students in the classroom. This study also
included the reasons why some teachers avoid using social media in their classes.

Title: Integrating Social Media into the Classroom Curriculum

URL: https://blogs.ubc.ca/georginamartin/files/2014/10/Integrating-Social-Media-Into-the-Classroom-
Description: This article explains why incorporating social media into the classroom is worth the extra
effort based on the level of engagement of the students. It provides the strong argument that using
social media is an extremely effective teaching tool that should definitely be used in the classroom.
Title: Class, Get Ready to Tweet: Social Media in the Classroom
URL: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ991339.pdf
Description: This article recognizes the ever-growing practice of using social media in everyday life, as
well as in schools, and recommends that more and more teachers should embrace the use of social
media in their classrooms. It provides multiple examples of how this can be done.

Title: Investigating Instructional Strategies for Using Social Media in Formal and Informal Learning
Description: This research article outlines the experiences that eight teachers have had with using social
media in their classrooms. It includes their positive and negative attitudes towards incorporating social
media into academics, and the different methods they have found that work effectively in their

Title: Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media
URL: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED535130.pdf
Description: This article describes a research project to discover how teachers use social media in their
personal lives, classrooms, and professional lives. It showcases the percentages of teachers who use
different types of social media in the classroom, and the types of concerns they have about having their
students use social media for schoolwork.

Title: Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?

URL: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/social-media-valuable-tool-teachers
Description: This article provides two opposing viewpoints. One is a case against using social media in
the classroom, arguing that it distracts from the goal of learning and takes away from the meaning
behind education. The other argues that social media promotes student engagement and learning.

Title: How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool

URL: http://www.edudemic.com/how-to-use-social-media-as-a-learning-tool-in-the-classroom/
Description: This article argues that since social media is such a large part of society, it can’t be labeled
as just a distraction – it must be incorporated into the classroom so that students can be more easily
engaged in the lesson. This article provides specific examples as to how to utilize social media in lessons.