Teaching Tools, Videos

TikTok Thoughts?

As some of you may know from my weekly-ish newsletter, I’ve begun to understand why TikTok fascinates so many people. I’ve got quite a few TikTok videos bookmarked that show teachers sharing fabulous ideas for engaging lessons, organization ideas, and tech tool “hacks.” I honestly thought TikTok was mostly people showing off goofy dance routines, and didn’t think I could learn much from it. But I was wrong.

For today’s post, I wanted to get a better understanding of the people who read this blog so I can figure out if there is any desire on your end for me to share this knowledge or even begin to create my own. Here’s an informal poll that will give me a snapshot of your feelings about TikTok, and I would really appreciate it if you take a minute to fill it out. No personal information will be gathered.

7 thoughts on “TikTok Thoughts?”

  1. Hi Terri,
    I wouldn’t follow your TikTok but if you put cool Tik Tok posts in your blog, I might look at them.

  2. I am always embarrassed when someone says where did you find that idea and I say TikTok. 🙂 But it also helps with some street cred with the kids when I can sing along with the songs they learned from there.

  3. Due to the fact that TikTok is owner a Chinese company, which means it shares it’s information with the CCCP, I really avoid using it. We don’t know what information they are collecting and how they might use it in the future. How will they use this information to influence people in the United States and other “free countries” in the future? I think this has to be taken into consideration especially when there are other platforms that can be used for the exchange of information that you are talking about. The take information through other nefarious means, but why just give it to them?

    1. Hello,
      I understand your concerns. I have a lot of concerns about the information gathered by many companies in addition to TikTok. However, like most technology tools, TikTok can be used for good and for bad, and I am choosing to use it to help me learn more and get inspired by new ideas. I completely understand those who choose not to use it at all, and I’m grateful to live in a country where we can make these choices.

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