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ERIC Number: EJ1155759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
A "Peake" into Using Social Media
Walker, Sarah
Primary Science, n149 p9-11 Sep 2017
In December 2015, the media was full of Tim Peake and his adventures as he set off for the International Space Station as the first British ESA astronaut. The author set up a class blog as well as a Twitter account and created cross-curricular units of work around the "real" experience. Children really raised their game when they were informed that "the best" pieces of work would be shared on the blog or even tweeted to Tim Peake himself. The use of social media increased the confidence of the children in her class, as well as increasing the effort that they put into their homework, with the carrot of "featuring on the blog" dangling in front of them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A