Top 5 reasons to use Snapchat as a tutorial tool with your students #BYOD4L

 

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Throughout the week of BYOD4L, I have mentioned my use of Snapchat as a tutorial tool with my 2nd and 3rd year students studying prosthetics and orthotics, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

This led to the invitation from a few people to write a blog about this which, to be honest, filled me with fear! I’ve decided a gentle introduction to blogging with my ‘Top 5 reasons to use Snapchat as a tutorial tool with your students’ is a good starting point. So here it is:

 

  1. Snapchat is where your students ‘are’, meet them there!
  2. Your students can see when you are available to Snap.
  3. Instant communication with your whole tutorial group at once.*
  4. Use the chat function and your messages will not disappear after 10 seconds.**
  5. Your students can support each other, under your supervision.

 

* When you reply to one student you are replying to many. Win! i’m not sure of the maximum number of students you can have in a group, I have 25. I think it might be 30?

** There are still text and accompanying images in my Snapchat groups from October! When using the Snapchat group the message does not disappear after a number of seconds as it would do using the app itself.

Please note in order for your images to remain on the chat, they need to come from your camera roll. If you take images through the app they will be visible only twice.

I will write a blog about using Snapchat as a tutorial tool. If you would like to find out more, please leave a comment below.

Why not also tell me what tutorial tools you are using and why?

I can’t thank @alexgspiers enough for inviting me to be part of the (crazy) facilitators team for #BYOD4L, what a team: @debbaff, @neilwithnell and @sheilmcn without whom this blog would still be waiting to be written!

Eek . . thank you for reading 🙂 I still have the fear!!