How teachers are using social media to transform their lessons

I was recently interviewed by the Austrian Safer Internet team for an upcoming update for their VERY successful MOOC „Das Internet in meinem Unterricht, aber sicher!“ which is running on the VERY cool platform. Here is a teaser for the update:


The topic of the interview was how to integrate social media in teaching and we discussed many questions, such as „How much of a role should social media play in teaching and school life in general?“, „What should teachers pay attention to when integrating social media into their lessons?“ or „What tips and best practices can be given regarding social media?“

To see how I answered these questions, you can tune into the MOOC update in the fall. But if you are a teacher, and you’d like to consider preparing a few lessons or activities involving social media in the coming school year, or if you are considering starting a school social media channel, I’ve collected a few link tips below (English and German).


Snapchat im Deutschunterricht (Philippe Wampfler)

Snapchat im Unterricht (Monika Heusinger)

Smartphone im Sprachunterricht. Instagram, Snapchat & Co. (Elke Höfler)

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools (Matt Miller)

5 ways to use Snapchat as a teaching and learning tool (Ai Addison-Zhang)

6 Snapchat projects for a classroom (

Snapchat classroom


A guide to using Instagram in the classroom (

An example on how to use hashtags to collect learner work (Prof Clayton)

How to use instagram in the classroom (The TechEdvocate)

Picture This: 5 Ways Teachers can use Instagram in the Classroom (EmergingEdTech)

Facebook, Instagram & Co. Soziale Netzwerke in der Schule (excitingedu)

Digitales Lernen Sinnvoller Medieneinsatz im Unterricht (Herolé Blog)

Instagram für Einsteiger (

Instagram Sketchnote by student


Twitter in der Bildung (

Twitter: The Meme edition (Literature and Digital Media)

To Tweet or Not to Tweet (

How Twitter Saved my Literature Class: A Case Study with Discussion

A List of 18 Twitter-Based Classroom Activities for Learning With Social Media (global

Posting Daggers: A Twitter-Centric Approach to Hamlet

Social Media + Literature = Laughs and Lesson Plans

Social Media Text