As I continue developing TheTikTokTeacher.com, I hope to feature teachers across the world using TikTok in the classroom. The platform is relatively new to me (less than 6 months), but I see huge potential in using it to build relationships with our students as well as teach content 15-60 seconds at a time.
Where and what grade level do you teach?
Mrs. Johnson teaches at ROWVA High School in Illinois. She teaches grades 9-12, but is also a 1/2 time Instructional Coach for grades 7-12.
How did you become involved with TikTok?
The first day of school this year, my students asked me to be in their TikTok. I had never heard of it, so I decided to download it.
What benefits and uses do you see with using TikTok in the classroom?
As our social media director, I immediately told the kids that ROWVA needed one. They were excited, but told me I should make some too. The first one I made was just of my cat, but I had students I didn't even know yet in 7-8 who were coming up to me to tell me how funny it was. I thought that this could be a great way to let the students see my goofy side, and also model "going all in," which is something I talk about a lot when we do dramatic readings of poetry or act out a scene. I see that it could be a great way to deliver content to students as well. Currently, I am just enjoying being a part of their world and making them laugh, but when the "new" wears off, I can see myself transitioning into more English content delivery. In a humorous way, of course!
Be sure to check out Mrs. Johnson's TikToks: @Mrs.Johnson02 or follow her on Twitter @tsuejohnson.
Do you want to be featured on The TikTok Teacher webpage? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter @RinkelJeremy.