No two schools in America look the same this school year – but one thing they all have in common is that learning looks different from ever before! And many schools are partially (or completely) offering learning in a virtual environment.
Today, we’re going to cover six more creative ways you can celebrate virtual learning on social media. These ideas were curated and compiled by two #SocialSchool4EDU leaders; Heidi Feller, Chief Inspirational Officer, and Stephanie Sinz, Chief People Officer. With their daily, hands-on experience with school social media, these ladies’ suggestions are practical, actionable, and fun!
We’ve made it easy to share these ideas with your staff. Download all six virtual learning ideas on this handy PDF.
Elementary School Ideas
Idea 1: Parent or guardian involvement is key at the elementary school level. First, communicate with your families and remind them of your district’s social media channels. This could be done through email or through your school newsletter(s). Teachers can also communicate directly with their classrooms.
Next, ask those teachers to make submitting a photo part of some class assignments. They can then forward those photos to you, for inclusion on social media, with a brief description of the assignment.
Idea 2: This idea will also require some family involvement: Ask guardians to snap photos of everyday virtual learning routines. This could include the Pledge of Allegiance, an at-home phy-ed class, or even a brain break activity.
Keep it simple. Small moments captured in a photo really resonate with your community.
Middle School Ideas
Idea 3: Middle school students might be a bit hesitant to showcase their learning but that doesn’t mean you can’t gather content from these tech-savvy kids!
It’s simple: “Show and Tell.”
Ask teachers to require their students to submit a photo or video demonstrating what they’re learning. Maybe it’s reciting a poem in a foreign language or a book recommendation. Band practice? Ask your musicians to send you a 15-second video.
Science labs, writing assignments, and fun challenges highlight middle schoolers in all their glory.
High School Ideas
Idea 4: The high school experience is still happening, even if your district has transitioned to virtual learning. How about celebrating seniors and their future plans?
You could also post about student co-ops and extracurriculars that are still taking place, even if those activities have been moved to the virtual environment.
Idea 5: One way that teachers engage their high school students is through group learning. So ask your students to submit a photo or video of them working “together”!
Idea 6: Just like with elementary and middle school students, make photos and videos part of the assignment. With high school students, you can get even more creative! For example, ask your history students to record a commercial about a specific time in history, or compose a rap song involving biology concepts.
Looking for even more inspiration? Read this blog, which includes 36 more virtual learning ideas!
2021 is just around the corner, and it’s time to level up your social media game.
Your school is awesome, and it deserves to be celebrated online!
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