The Positive Power of Social Media
Posted by Dr. Brad Gustafson
Our students have been collaborating on cross-state podcast projects this school year. Kids from Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York have created video podcasts in the TouchCastApp to become more connected learners. We’re learning how Social Media can be utilized to inspire, connect, and share the amazing things happening in our schools.
Our next podcast will feature an exciting new interactive element…we’re inviting students EVERYWHERE to join us in a celebration of creativity based on a “Squiggle.” A Squiggle may appear like a simple wavy line…but using your imagination a Squiggle can turn into anything!
Here’s how your classroom can participate:
Watch our podcast about what a Squiggle is and see some examples from our creative kids. The podcast will air in May, 2014.
- Print the Squiggle PDF from the link above and encourage your students to flip, turn, color, and create using the Squiggle. The more creative their designs the better!
- Take a picture of each Squiggle masterpiece and Tweet it out using the hashtag #StuConnect
- Check back often to see what other creative kids and classrooms are doing…we’ll be selecting one random classroom to receive a classroom pack of new Crayola art supplies. Anyone that submits a Squiggle art drawing to our hashtag this school year is eligible for the art prize pack.
- Spread the word…we want our students to see the positive power of “connectivity” while simultaneously celebrating the creative genius in EVERY child!
Help us provide students an authentic audience for their work! Be sure to use the hashtag #StuConnect when submitting your students’ Squiggle artwork.
About Dr. Brad GustafsonI am an elementary principal and author in Minnesota. You can connect with me at www.BradGustafson.com or on Twitter via @GustafsonBrad
Posted on April 27, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged #StuConnect, 3 Leaders Making Videos, @GustafsonBrad, artwork, Brad Gustafson, Collaboration, connected, connected learning, Crayola, Create, Creativity, Social Media, Squiggle, TouchCast, TouchCastaApp. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.