At the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies, one teacher had social studies students teach adults about social media.
Rebecca Lewis brought students to the conference along with their presentations that they made to educate teachers about technology and social media. The eighth graders gained an appreciation for the work their teachers do through the exercise.
“You have to teach people at different levels,” said 13-year-old Mike Medved. “They had different grasps of technology. It’s not easy to teach because some people don’t know much and some do know much.”
The students taught about a variety of social media and technology, such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, Twitter, YouTube, NoodleTools, WeVideo, and Quizlet.
“I learned that it must be very frustrating for teachers,” said 14-year-old Jack Gaumer. “When we switched roles, it kind of annoyed me that they weren’t catching on. It was cool to be in the teacher’s position for once.”