Initial Publication Date: March 9, 2021

Webinar: Social Media, from the chat room to the classroom

Click to view or download the webinar recording (MP4 Video 274.4MB Apr12 21).

Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET


David Thesenga, Alexander Dawson School, CO; National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
John-Henry Cottrell, Hemet HS, CA; National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
Annie Scott, U.S. Geological Survey, Youth & Education in Science (YES)
Wendy Bohon, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Adam Taylor, Dickson County High School, TN

Presentation and Resources:

Webinar Description:

Learn how to harness the power of social media as an educational tool and find out how scientists and educators are using these platforms to

  • Teach critical thinking
  • Be conscientious and responsible consumers of information
  • Expose students to new concepts
  • Follow breaking scientific news and teachable moments
  • Have personal interactions with scientists and experts in a variety of fields
  • Build communities of support
  • Dispel the fear/expectations of starting a Social Media account (worry of politics, inappropriateness, etc)


Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Bradlee Cotton ( or Mitchell Bender-Awalt ( if you have any questions about this event.

Webinar Organizers:

Aida Awad (NAGT)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
Missy Holzer (NESTA)
Mitchell Bender-Awalt (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group