If you and your students are creating or thinking about creating artwork, poems, recorded messages, essays, or digital video projects to express encouragement, love and support to the families affected by the deadly tornadoes yesterday in Moore, Oklahoma, consider sharing them on social media websites with the hashtag #moorehugs. By using a hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, or other social platforms, those messages can be readily collected and shared with others. A hashtag can “amplify” a message on social media to a wider audience.

If your students create artwork for families in Moore, consider using a free app like AudioBoo to have students add voice narration to their drawings.* Simple expressions of concern, love and support can be very meaningful as well as beneficial. By sharing these with a hashtag on social media, you increase the chances people in Moore and elsewhere can see and be touched by the words and artistic creations of your students.

If your students are interested in helping the rescue and rebuilding efforts in Moore, Oklahoma, this article from NewsOK and this post have helpful suggestions. More resources for “narrated art” projects are also available.

Thanks to Michelle Kassorla (in Atlanta, Georgia) and Lisa Stevens (in Winterthur, Switzerland) for helping brainstorm the #moorehugs hashtag this morning on Twitter.

If you know of another hashtag being used to share messages of encouragement for people in Moore, Oklahoma, please share it as a comment.

* I am not affiliated or connected to AudioBoo in any way, I just love their platform and app for sharing narrated art.

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