Snapchat in the Classroom

Snapchat is a very popular app among teens. It does allows a person to upload an image or video, annotate over it, and add emoji’s. “Snaps” the product of a snapchat, does not last more than 24 hours. When you receive a snap that contains something interesting that you want to remember beyond 1 day, you take a screen shot of the image. This in turn saves the image to your phone’s camera roll, allowing you to access it later. 

Snapchat is available for both iOS and Android devices. 

I had not seen anyone attempt to use Snapchat for educational purposes, until now. In the following article, an English teacher shared his experience using Snapchat with his students. After surveying his students use of technology, he concluded that 70% of the students were already using Snapchat. He wanted to tap into this already popular app in order to share resources with his students, encourage them to share their readings, and provide yet another avenue in which to explain the course content. 

Have you used Snapchat in your classes? If so, share your story below in the comment section.  

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