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Ready to make a cause go viral? What's the hashtag?! Learners research to discover popular hashtags during an interesting digital citizenship lesson. Once partners identify a common interest, they create a hashtag and image to convey their message across social media

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class brainstorm a list of current trending hashtags, then use them as the focus for research
  • Invite participants to launch their campaigns, then track its progress in the coming weeks
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils work in pairs for the lesson and need a computer with Internet access
  • Consider including poster boards or craft paper in the activity for pairs to display their causes

  • Learning about the hashtag as a trendy tool is engaging and timely
  • The lesson is creative and informative

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