Grade Seven is just starting an interdisciplinary unit with English and Science and talking about how to communicate science using social media.
The platform they will be using is Twitter, so I helped them set up their accounts. The two biggest issues we ran into were students who had previously signed up so their accounts are suspended and kids not having phone numbers.
For the students who have previously signed up, they will just have to open a new account. Students who do not have a phone will need to ask their parents to use their phone number as for verification.
So today the students [in Grade 7] all gathered in the Dining Hall to Skype with Sam Stacey, an expert in Social Media Marketing for different science organizations.
Students were able to ask and get an answer to, a variety of questions that were relevant to them and their project.
Allow students to communicate directly with experts to make a powerful learning experience.