Although it may seem counter-intuitive, that question is one that Justin Reich, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-director of EdTechTeacher, is exploring in his research on social media in K-12 classrooms. Check out his video below for the full explanation:
Reich will be giving a talk about this subject that will be webcast live to the public next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET. The event will also be archived on Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society's website.