Technological revolution has brought For students, teachers and professors To the digital environment of social networks. Although they were created with the desire to connect and entertain, the truth is Today teaching is part of these places. This May 15, teaching professionals celebrating Teacher’s Day have created accounts youtube and tiktok To share your knowledge and be close to young people.
Nowadays anyone can go on TikTok and get a wave of educational content. From how to solve integrals, English classes where they teach Spanish with “Ella Baila Sola” by Featherweight, Themed history lessons, medicine explained with organs or even recipes from famous chefs from around the world.
Whatever be the method, the fact is that the role of teachers has changed over time. ,Guru has been called a guide, he has been called a companion, he has been told everything. But I think that currently the role of the teacher is a figure that can be close to trust”, explained Abigail Amador, a graduate in pedagogy and a teacher in the management of school coexistence and human rights.
However, within social networks, the environment has changed. like everything there are pros and cons freedom to share information while on the other Misinformation and Challenges Who have put the lives of thousands of youth at risk.
Can Tiktok replace teachers?
Tiktok has become a double edged sword. The study “Incorporating TikTok into Higher Education: Pedagogical Approaches from a Physical Expression Sports Science Curriculum” found that students showed A big commitment involving interaction with social networks in teaching strategies.
However, at the same time when professionals share their knowledge On social networks, a wave of misinformation persists, despite the fact that TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter promise a high degree of credibility.
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Angelica Silva Moreno, teacher and expert in educational technology, recalled that in both networks and education, students’ exposure to web information does not necessarily mean that It is a far cry to replace teacher education.
Social networks rely on data and the ability to store large amounts of information,” but It’s not about giving hard data, but about reflecting on girls, boys, youth and adolescents What are they being told,” he said.
The truth is that there is a dual responsibility in the processing of social media content. Although teachers and parents teach to understand the information Ordinary users of social networks should take into account that content Without sources, it is not advised in shielding and other places Could be false.
Tiktok and teaching in the digital world
Social networks, in addition to dissemination channels for teachers themselves, can also be a didactic learning tool for students.
“You have to demystify that the kids have the chip, the parents integrate the chip,” Silva Moreno said. “We have to reconcile with these generations. Talking Digital Natives and ImmigrantsThe natives are the ones who have been exposed to this technology from an early age and the immigrants are the ones who have experienced this technological change”
The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed the way we teach. Going completely face-to-face, they went virtual in March 2020 for more than two years. In the midst of this scenario, TikTok started becoming more and more popular.
Teachers were forced to take the reins of the digital world, which led to a huge leap in teaching tools. however, Social networks in education should always be used with a clear purpose Experts agree.
“A teacher may leave a task (…) and If they were able to learn something (that’s useful), it’s only useful if there’s a reason for it. And it’s not like ‘we’re looking at the tables and I’ll let them make a TikTok,’ Amador commented.
This Teacher’s Day will recognize the work of teachers and educators who are invited by experts in teaching techniques To “lose the fear” of entering a digital platform like TikTok Know their content and include them as part of your virtual and face-to-face classes.