What is it?

Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Reddit’s registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions up or down to organize the posts and determine their position on the site’s pages. The submissions with the most positive votes appear on the front page or the top of a category. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called “subreddits”. The subreddit topics include news, science, gaming, movies, music, books, fitness, food, and image-sharing, among many others. 1

How to use it?

Educational Functions:

Use it as an aggregator for interests, ideas, or debates on a topic.  It is an open space for critical discussion based on events considered important to people around the world.  You can also use it as a way to get your students to practice using different voices to write for social media outlets, or as a place for students to keep up to dates with the latest news to entice discussion, debates or trigger ideas for assignments.

Cognitive processes you could target with this tool:

Integration, elaboration, organization, planning, monitoring, attending, encoding and meta-memory.

Get Started

You don’t need to create an account to read posts on Reddit, but you will need an account to vote or add any new content.  To visit the Reddit’s homepage, click here. 

  1. Taken from wikipedia on 16 February, 2017.