Today, 32 students from Silsbee High School will be touring
Austin as a part of the AP Honors History and English classes from the ELAR/SS
Students will be touring the Capitol and also receiving a
hands-on experience during Texas Legislation along with District 19
Representative James White.
As a part of the tour, the students are required to use
Twitter to document the trip in what instructors call a “Twitter Challenge”.
In the challenge, students are required to take a “selfie” via
Twitter at each place visited that they would want to teach someone else, and
also how they find it intriguing, all while using the hashtag #TigersTakeAustin
Secondary ELAR/SS Instructional Coordinator Bridget Kirby
said the students' tweets must be insightful and impactful. If students don’t
have Twitter, they are encouraged to join in other’s “selfies”
While the students are learning about state government in
Austin and visiting museums, they are also encouraged to be aware of how a digital footprint is made
via social media.
Tweets from the trip will be “re-tweeted” by Kirby and other
instructors on the trip. Some of the “re-tweets” will also be shared on Silsbee
ISD official district page @silsbeeisd.