Posted by Dr. Brad Gustafson
What if kids were empowered to change the world? Let’s make it happen! Your classroom can join Kid President’s “Unofficial” Cabinet. Classrooms across the country will be discussing citizenship together on Thursday, March 10th at 9:30am CST using the #StuConnect hashtag on Twitter.
This short (3 minute) video was created by kids from Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey. Their collaborative project sets the stage for the conversation that will occur on the #StuConnect hashtag. Our focus will be on learning about positive character, digital citizenship, and making a difference for others. All classrooms are welcome to participate (K-12 and beyond)!
If your classroom would like to preview the questions that we will be sharing on March 10th please see below. The chat will start at 9:30am CST and last 20-30 minutes. We will spend about five minutes discussing each question. Feel free to reach out to the #StuConnect moderators if you need help facilitating this Twitter-based conversation with your students.
#StuConnect Twitter Chat Topic: Citizenship*
Q1: If you were on Kid President’s cabinet, what citizenship project would you recommend? How could you involve others? #StuConnect
Q2: What are some ways that students, teachers, and leaders display positive character and citizenship? #StuConnect
Q3: How do you demonstrate digital citizenship? #StuConnect
Q4: How does your classroom show citizenship outside the walls of your school? #StuConnect
*On the day of our Twitter chat, you can reply to each question by starting your classroom Tweets with the letter “A” and number of the corresponding question. This will help others understand that you are answering a particular question. Be sure to add the #StuConnect hashtag to all of your responses. Example: “A4 We show citizenship by….. #stuconnect”