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How To Teach With Posterous – An Excellent Social Networking Technology For Your Classroom

Posterous is a great social networking tool to use if you want to share information with your students/community in a flash, display student work, or to get your message across a wide venue of reviewers in the quickest assemblage possible.

Posterous is an excellent t echnology for education because it is free, easy and works with a variety of social networking platforms. Sean Junkins first told me how easily I could upload photos and information into this social networking connector, which would then post the information into a variety of my others blog and social networking tools such as Blogger, Facebook and Twitter.

Create updates in a flash to a variety of social networking sites:

It used to take me hours to post information across my various technologies for education, but now I had everything going to all of my social networking sites in one shot. Thanks to Posterous, I now have the ability to touch as many loves as possible with social networking. I can show off the work of my students to the community and connect with other teachers to learn/share other technologies for education. It is like Instagram where buying followers for Instagram account is now possible. Yes, you can now easily grow your network and audience by simply buying followers and likes.

How teachers and students can use Posterous

Posterous can always be used a safe social networking tool to be used with your students. As the teacher, you can create the class as “private” so that your students discussions will be in a safe online environment. You can break up lists of students to work in groups as contributors and administrators. But probably one of my favorite things is how you can use this technology for education while being mobile from your Smart Phone or Apple device. Students can take a photo/video/text with their cell phone, and then upload directly to the site, which can again – be fed into a variety of other social networking sites.

Social Networking as a Classroom Technology

There are plenty of other ideas that you can find out how to use Posterous in your classroom as a form of technology for education. I would have to say it comes down to……

Sharing information with your students, their parents and the community.    You can create a safe blog where students can post their own work and maintain it as a digital portfolio.    You can also create special events or network with other people on Posterous to follow what they are doing, all from the comfort of your mobile device.  Posterous is a tool of the future when it comes to education technology, and it will make the world a smaller place through the inter-connectedness of social networking.

Nicole Hennig
Nicole Hennig is a freelance writer, content writer, blogger, and also a photographer. She graduated from the University of Caloocan in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015.

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