Last week, as part of Online Safety Day, Year 6 set out to explore the power of digital media. To show the children how quickly an image they share could be spread, Mr Dixon posted a picture of himself on Facebook. The picture included a sign asking for viewers to Share and Like his picture, commenting with their location.
For the next week we revisted the picture to see how far it had travelled and were astonished at what we found.
Within 1 hour of posting the picture it had already been seen by nearly 300 people. The children were excited to check again in the morning and see if the number had grow. Much to their surprise (and Mine) the picture had been seen 2000 times. It didn't stop there. By the end of Friday it has been viewed nearly 8000 times. The children were amazed!
Just a few days later, we were astonished to learn the picture had been viewed 88, 000 times. It didn't stop there.
To date, 1 week later, our picture has been viewed 135,000 times, shared 1700 times and liked more than 700 times.
This week we have spent time using globes, atlases and online maps to view some of the places the picture has been seen. The children explored Europe looking for countries such as Hungry and Croatia and looked for varius cities as far away as Australia.
You can see a map of some of the places it has been seen below.