Utilising Social Media within Education is a major part of “The Intercultural Learning Space”
It provides a way for the sharing of immediate and relevant information between youth/teachers in Zaatari and youth/teachers elsewhere. It is a space in which youth are comfortable in participating, and a Space they need to be a part of to be Global citizens of the 21 Century.
By using Social Media , students and teachers are creating global environments of the future. They are :
- Creating Connections.
- Sharing opinions and views
- Encouraging interaction and engagement with others.
……and through this engagement comes LEARNING!
Two of the main E – Space Platforms for Social Media, are Twitter and Facebook.
Both have a large presence in the Zaatari Camp, and will be the basis for the sharing of Digital Stories.
Using Twitter & Facebook as part of “The Intercultural Space”
One of the main Twitter feeds from inside the Zaatari Camp has been established by the UNHCR. It can been seen at @ZaatariCamp.
This Twitter feed is a place where:
- Zaatari Students can share their Digital Storytelling, and receive comments form youth around the world.
- Zaatari Teachers can connect with other Teachers by sharing helpful resources through links.
Another Twitter site can be found at @ZaatariVoices
Facebook is the other well used Media Platform for Students and Teachers within Zaatari Camp.
@Zaatari Voices Twitter feed is linked to Zaatari Voices Facebook page.
Presently I am creating “The Intercultural Learning Space” Facebook page, where Digital Storytelling can also become a part of. There are examples currently on the page, hopefully this will be built upon as time goes on.