5 Ways to Use Social Media On Your Next Museum Trip
6/2/2014 By: Lisa Nielsen
Here are some fun ideas for
teachers to integrate tech tools
into their next field trip.
1 Get social to create
enthusiasm. Before your trip,
check out what the institution, and
those that visit it, are saying on
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
2 Use hashtags: Pick a hashtag
for your trip and use it for
capturing all the cool things you
3 Thinglink: Before going to a museum, print out the museum map. As students go
through the museum, have them take pictures and make videos. These can become
“touchpoints” on the digital jpeg of the image that can be posted to Thinglink.
4 Yelp review: Rather than writing a traditional report, write a Yelp review. Someone
over age 18 needs to post the review, but this is a great way to authentically share
knowledge and see what others said about the institution as well.
5 Sketching for connecting with a community: Use a sketching app like Paper to
capture museum moments and share them on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, or other