Students Learn the Power of Social Media

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Susan Cunnane’s students at Atkinson participated in a social media experiment involving a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, who reached out on Facebook about her fifth-grade students receiving letters from other fifth-graders across the 50 states. Ms. Cunnane wholeheartedly agreed to participate in the activity, as it would serve to develop 21st-century skills to empower students.
    
She contacted the teacher, Ms. Ruskey, and told her that the fifth-grade ENL class would be eager to represent New York by writing  and sending letters as part of her 50-state quest. The students were thrilled to receive a thank you card from Ms. Ruskey's class for helping them get closer to reaching their goal.
    
Students learned the power of social media en route to putting Freeport on the map of a Maryland class’ project. Ms. Cunnane and her students are commended for their efforts to not only expand their own horizons, but those of others as well.