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How to Use Social Media for Lesson Inspiration – Easy EdTech Podcast 263

In this episode, I use social media for lesson inspiration and spotlight activity ideas to energize student learning experiences. From creating historical figure Instagram-style posts to making math concept videos in a vertical format, you’ll discover plenty of customizable ideas to boost student engagement, foster creativity, and provide real-world context across the content areas. If you’re looking for fresh ways to invigorate learning, this episode is for you!

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Tips to Use Social Media for Lesson Inspiration

  • Use social media to inspire engaging classroom experiences.
  • Try cross-curricular activities like historical figure posts and science infographics.
  • Use social media to enhance engagement and encourage collaboration.
  • Incorporate student-friendly tools like Adobe Express and Canva for dynamic learning.


This episode is brought to you by Activ8, which is on a mission to reintroduce play in education at every level. Activ8 starts with a kit – literally a box – that has games, activities, brain teasers, and more, that help kids engage with each other without being tied to the screen. And there’s great news for teachers – Activ8 also comes with Plai (pronounced play), an AI-powered app just for them that instantly curates activities in context. Have thirteen kids, ten minutes, two cans and a piece of paper (oh, and one student is in a wheelchair?) Plai will instantly give you an activity for exactly that scenario. For any and every scenario. Check it out at >>


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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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