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On February 5th Do the #StudentLife Challenge – Show the World What A Day in the Life of A Student Looks LIke

Have you signed up to be a part of the #studentlife challenge on February 5th?  If not, why not?  This simple global collaboration is all about having students take pictures throughout the day and then share them using the hashtag #studentlife.  So far more than 30 different schools in 6 different countries are taking part.


On February 5th, I invite students across the world to share pictures from their regular day using the hashtag #studentlife.  Students (or teachers if students are too young) can use Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social network site they choose to share these slices of their life.  What I hope for is a wide variety of images with or without commentary that will allow us educators to see what happens in our students’ days, not just what we think happens.  If you feel like it, you can also have students do this before February 5th and compile their answers into something that can be shared.  This is what I will do using our blogs.

How can you participate?

Share this challenge with your students and invite them to join, remind them to use the hashtag #studentlife.

Add your information in the form below  or in a comment so that I can share your students’ slices with the rest of the world.

Tune in on February 5th through Twitter or Instagram to hopefully see what our students’ days look like.

Help me spread the word on this please, I think it could be really powerful for all of us to see what students really go through in a day in our schools.

If you have signed up, please fill out the form with your email address so I can send you the details!

I am a passionate teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA,  who has taught 4th, 5th, and 7th grade.  Proud techy geek, and mass consumer of incredible books. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. I have no awards or accolades except for the lightbulbs that go off in my students’ heads every day.  First book “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students” can be purchased now.   Second book“Empowered Schools, Empowered Students – Creating Connected and Invested Learners” is out now from Corwin Press.  Follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

8 thoughts on “On February 5th Do the #StudentLife Challenge – Show the World What A Day in the Life of A Student Looks LIke”

  1. Hi Pernille,, Another good idea. Don’t see form on which to join. Please send link. Betsye

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. When I hit submit it to me to a crazy page :o/ May be due to the fact I was on my iPad. Can you check that I’m signed up? 🙂 LOVE this idea! Totally trying to convince my district to do it. Thanks!!

  3. Hello, We are very excited to participate! I just thought I would outline how we are going to do it at our school. Maybe someone else will find this info helpful! I am the Lower School French teacher at a private school in Virginia. This week is Foreign Language Week so it works perfectly for the Spanish teacher and I to do this special activity with our 5th grade classes. We are having the students take photos on iPads throughout the day, up to 10 photos. Then they will select 5 photos to write a one-sentence description for in French or Spanish. They will compile those photos into an iMovie project to make a video that they can post on their blogs. They have each selected one photo that the Spanish teacher and I are going to post on Twitter with the #studentlife. We are new to Twitter and are also a bit wary of putting too much out there with our young students. This is a good way for us to take some “baby steps!” Thanks again for organizing! We can’t wait to look at some photos from around the world!

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