Ideas for using social media to engage students in language study

02/5/2014 | Edutopia.org

Blogging is a great way to engage students who are learning another language, even when they are not in class, high school Spanish teacher Sarah Wike Loyola writes in this blog post. She shares how she uses social media to engage her students in collaborative learning in another language, including posting weekly questions online for students to respond to, writing collective stories through Twitter or playing online games in the language being taught. "Utilizing it in the classroom will give your students practical, engaging ways to communicate in the language you teach," she writes.

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