Join us on May 20th for #StudentVoiceDay 2021, a celebration of learners and voices around the world!
It’s back! Student Voice Day 2018, 2019, and 2020 were all special and this year aims to be no different. This idea was first inspired by Our Global Classroom educators across several continents who wanted to find a single day to celebrate student voice. Our students share their voices daily and in so many ways. This special day allows us to share a prompt that often connects back to the United Nations Global Goals and gets students to come together and share their voice with the world in creative ways. What started on Flipgrid back in 2018 has now expanded to many other platforms. Here is how your class can participate once again, on May 20, 2021 or on any day, because we know EVERY DAY is Student Voice Day.
But first, let’s explore the phrase “stand for.”
Flipgrid Discovery Library
Head on over to the Flipgrid Discovery Library and add the Student Voice Day topic to your groups for some powerful discussion and sharing. The Topic can also be viewed here directly: https://admin.flipgrid.com/manage/discovery/details/55728!
Bonus: Add the hashtag #FlipgridForAll to any posts you share.
Create your own Student Voice Day Wakelet collection by adding items that represent what you stand for.
You can also contribute to the main Wakelet collection for the day here: https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=15e0b13. Add a statement, a link, a tweet, a video message or any media that helps inspire.
Bonus: Add the hashtag #WakeletWave to any posts you share.
One great way to amplify student voice is through creativity. Write, record, or animate your Buncee message capturing one thing that you stand for. Search ‘student voice’ or ‘voice’ when adding items to uncover some awesome messages and stickers made for Student Voice Day by the Buncee Team.
Get started with this copyable Buncee. Add your own pages and delete any unused ones. Be creative!
When finished, add your Buncee to this Buncee Board:
Bonus: Add the hashtag #BunceeVoice to any posts you share.
Does your class use Seesaw? There is a Student Voice Day activity ready for your use. All of the awesome of Buncee graphics with the features of Seesaw ready for you. Add some audio or video to any of the Seesaw pages to make this your own. Share your entry with your class, teacher, and family!
Bonus: Add the hashtag #SeesawChat to any posts you share.
Learn about the world with the world. Belouga playlists are a great way to take deep dives on topics that interst you. Their Student Voice Playlist has been updated with over 16 hours of content across more than 25 episodes. The series here will inspire student voice and also inspire students to make positive change in their world as well as share their voice with the world.
Adobe Spark Template
Does your school use Adobe Spark? You can use any of the remixable Student Voice Day templates below to share somethig you stand for in a creative way. We kept it simple with Adobe Spark Post but feel free to give Adobe Spark Video a try. Find some templates in the Spark Library today:
Bonus: Add the hashtag #AdobeEduCreative to any posts you share.
Is your school a GoBubble School? It’s a great way to amplify student voice in a safe space while modeling authentic digital citizenship. There is a Student Voice Day group ready and waiting for students to share their “I stand for…” statements. Add an image with fun GoBubble stickers, a video, or a link to the group and dish out some likes to students who are using their voice for good!
Bonus: Add the hashtag #HappyBubbling to any posts you share.
Sutori is a wonderful way to create a visually stunning timeline. Make a copy of the Student Voice Day Sutori Story and customize it to make it your own. You can add a number of media types to make this story interactive. Don’t forget to add your Student Voice Day Sutori story to the Student Voice Day Wakelet collection!
Elementari is a great way to creatively express ideas and share them with others. The first message you get upon visiting the site is ‘Write and Code Interactive Books for Free.” What if your digital book was written around the Student Voice Day prompt of “I stand for…”? Elementari is great for students of all ages and no coding experience is necessary as the built-in tutorials make it easy to get started and find success. In addition to bringing in node-based (visual) programming, there is a collection of media assests to use in creation including art from various independent artists. This is one of our go-to platforms because of it’s ability to hit on many of the ISTE Student Standards. Give it a try today at https://www.elementari.io/ and inspire a joy of writing, creating, coding and publishing on Student Voice Day.
Here is a template to remix with Elementari: https://elementari.io/stories/eG7Vu50pqj
The Global Write
The Global Write is an initiative championed by educator Bronwyn Joyce. Get inspired at: https://theglobalwrite.com/2021/05/16/i-stand-for/
Bonus: Add the hashtag #TheGlobalWrite to any posts you share.
We hope everyone has a spectacular #StudentVoiceDay.