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TikTok: A Key Tool for Educational Innovation and Inclusion

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 11

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Jessica Perez has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Engineering and a Master of Arts Degree in Education, and has 14 years of successful teaching experience. She has helped students to win Science contests sponsored by two Mexican universities, and to earn college education scholarships. Previous presentations: ISTE 2018- Poster session: Could humans colonized Mars? ISTE 2019- Poster session: Makerspace: Let´s make a green classroom! ISTE 2019-Poster session: Makerspace: Solving the Lack of Drinking Water ISTE 2021- Poster session: Robo-Health: Making more affordable hand therapy ISTE 2022- Poster session: Going Green: Vertical Gardens Inside Classrooms Improves Air Quality and Facilitates Learning

Session description

Learn about how students developed a health campaign using TikTok to remove the stigma and misunderstanding that surrounds eating disorders. Some of the TikTok videos, contain capsules with characters made from modeling clay and filmed using stop-motion animation.

Purpose & objective

This poster presentation aims to share an educational experience where TikTok was introduced as a teaching–learning tool, that increased student motivation and helped them learn in a fun and different way.

Teachers will see how to introduce TikTok as a teaching–learning tool, that promotes student motivation, creates an engaging learning environment, and encourages the development of skills such as creativity and curiosity.
Participants will sympathize with students' concerns about the need to help people.

PBL Lesson Plan:

Evidence of success:
TikTok in the classroom doesn't have to be a distraction that gets banned when it can be a useful tool in helping reach and engage with students on a deeper and more meaningful level. TikTok can be a key tool for educational innovations that increase student motivation and help them learn in a fun and different way.

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Content and activities:
Start by showing student´s campaign.
Share and explain the step-by-step process.
Present the PBL project and the different research approaches that students may follow to give answer to the research question.
Explain the research methodology.
Present how can innovative tools as TikTok and PBL be connected?
Time: 2 hrs Poster format
Process: peer-to-peer interaction (10-15 min per attendee).

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Supporting research

PalomaEscamilla-Fajardo. (2021). Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. Obtenido de Incorporating TikTok in higher education: Pedagogical perspectives from a corporal expression sport sciences course:
Scopus. (2022). Obtenido de App Review TikTok: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Implications for the ELT Field:
TikTok. (2020). TikTok muestra el valor educativo de la plataforma de la mano de expertos y creadores de contenido. Obtenido de
Zhang, X. (2019). ELSEVIR. Obtenido de Exploring short-form video application addiction: Socio-technical and attachment perspectives:

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Session specifications

Creativity & curation tools
Grade level:
Skill level:
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Tiktok App
Subject area:
Health and physical education, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards:
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.