Presentation Title

TikTok as an Academic/Social Emotional Tool in the Classroom

Location

Online - Session 6E

Start Date

4-21-2021 6:20 PM

Major Field of Study

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Katherine Lewis, Phd

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

My research project focuses on the use of TikTok embedded within classroom pedagogy and how it can be used as a tool to support academic and social emotional wellbeing. In my research, I question ways in which students see this tool as supporting their wellbeing, in what ways parents see this tool as supporting their child's wellbeing, and why TikTok is unique to building a community successfully. This project gives valuable insight about Generation Z on a deeper social-emotional level due to fieldwork experience and vast research of literature. My findings inform that social media and classroom curriculum can work in tandem as an enticing tool to drastically increase engagement and support social emotional wellbeing/academic success. It employs 21st century skills, enhances relationships considerably, and builds a strong classroom community through the TikTok process (collaboration, communication, bonding, etc). Finally, my findings enlighten how we can support the “whole child” because the TikTok process served as a social emotional support for highly anxious students. According to one of the participants, it “makes everyone feel like they belong.”

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Apr 21st, 6:20 PM

TikTok as an Academic/Social Emotional Tool in the Classroom

Online - Session 6E

My research project focuses on the use of TikTok embedded within classroom pedagogy and how it can be used as a tool to support academic and social emotional wellbeing. In my research, I question ways in which students see this tool as supporting their wellbeing, in what ways parents see this tool as supporting their child's wellbeing, and why TikTok is unique to building a community successfully. This project gives valuable insight about Generation Z on a deeper social-emotional level due to fieldwork experience and vast research of literature. My findings inform that social media and classroom curriculum can work in tandem as an enticing tool to drastically increase engagement and support social emotional wellbeing/academic success. It employs 21st century skills, enhances relationships considerably, and builds a strong classroom community through the TikTok process (collaboration, communication, bonding, etc). Finally, my findings enlighten how we can support the “whole child” because the TikTok process served as a social emotional support for highly anxious students. According to one of the participants, it “makes everyone feel like they belong.”