As we near the end of Module 2 (Digital Citizenship), students typed a one page essay to share what students learned. Through a couple of videos, 8th graders learned about the MLA and APA style college requirements and how these styles must be followed for high school and college writing assignments. For this particular essay, students had to follow strict requirements for style and contents.
As I read through many essays, it became quickly apparent that most students learned proper writing skills last year as 7th graders in Mrs. Reyes' "Creative Writing" class. It was great to read what students learned about Internet Dangers, Safe Practices and they were asked to share a true story about someone who ended up in trouble for not adhering to proper and safe use of the Internet.
While 6th graders are learning about Microsoft Word and many of its advanced features, a "Digital Citizenship" digital poster is being created using Microsoft Word, graphic images, images styles, text boxes and page borders. This allows students to practice what they already know as well as learn new features of the program they can use.
Samples of student's work will be available soon.