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How Social Media Can Make Learning in the Elementary Classroom a Blast!

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 14

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 14

Beth Hamlin   Julie Stewart  
Learn how easy it is to start using social media in the elementary classroom with just a few tools and the desire to reach out to the world. Now's the time to explore the world outside of the four walls of your classroom without ever leaving!

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The goal (outcome) of this presentation is to share our experience with other educational professionals who are interested in using social media in the elementary classroom. We will share our successes on how it has impacted our students’ learning and our teaching practices. You will learn how social media can be used across the curriculum and be integrated into your lessons.


We will show several different ways to use Twitter and Google Hangouts as a way to use social media to expand your lessons. You will leave with a toolbox of ideas that will help you get started to bring your lessons to life with reaching out to people who can help enhance your lessons and provide students with a positive social media experience.

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Beth Hamlin, American Academy
Julie Stewart, Challenge to Excellence/DCSD

Julie is a second-grade teacher and Technology Integration Specialist at Challenge to Excellence Charter School in Parker, Colorado. She has been a presenter at district to international level conferences. Along with various presentations and summits, Julie has presented at ISTE 2014, ISTE 2015, ISTE 2016, and most recently, ISTE 2018. She has worked with Denver Zoo educational programs and is currently an independent contractor with McGraw-Hill on special projects. Julie recently joined the Colorado Regional Environmental Educational Leadership Council (CEEP) to help with environmental education. Julie has been teaching for over 25 years and has embraced new technology being integrated into her classroom.

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