Monday, March 14, 2011

Digital Life at Mid-Prairie Middle School





Today was the first day of my Digital Life lessons at the Middle School. It was a great morning - we me teaching four classes - two 8th grade and two 7th grade. I will have them every day this week. Then next week I will have the other two 8th grade and 7th grade classes.

I embedding the prezi from today. It was a general overview of what digital life is. I am also including a compilation of the webspiration webs we created. Students werew to list the tools and actions they use in their digital lives. They also listed words describing their feelings about technology and their parents. It was a great way to start talking about digital 'natives' and 'immigrants.'

I am using much from the Common Sense Media lessons - Digital Literacy and Citizenship. They are filled with lots of great ideas and professionally created videos to illustrate. Because I have only 5 days and there are TONS of lessons - I am combining and cutting and creating sort of hybrids. I would recommend these as a great place to start though!



3 comments:

Inspiration Software said...

Hi Beth,

Thanks for sharing your students' visual diagrams created in Webspiration Classroom! They look great!

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Kathy Kaldenberg said...

Great job Beth. I really appreciate that you took the time to share your work with every one.

Kathy Kaldenberg said...

Beth, thank you for taking the time to share your illustrations, presentations and thoughts with your colleagues. Fantastic job.