Building and Keeping Relationships Virtually

By Leigh Cassell

Global EDU Student Chat ( @GlobalEdSsChat) is a student-led Twitter Chat that connects K-12 students around the world to discuss topics related to character education, social justice, and citizenship. #GlobalEdSsChat creates opportunities for students to network with others, gain perspective, build relationships with new learning partners in a literacy-rich learning environment, experience social media as a powerful platform for learning, and establish a positive digital footprint.

1. How have your relationships with others changed as a result of the pandemic? What have you learned?

2. What are some of the advantages and challenges of virtual relationships?

3. What advice would you give to other students about how to build and keep relationships online?

4. How do you build relationships virtually at school? (online school)

5. Do you believe that virtual relationships are as meaningful/ important as in-person relationships? Is it important to have both?