Digital Volunteers

Each week students will be blogging in class. They may be writing a summary and reflection of their reading during Reader's Workshop, blogging about their weekend, etc.

When leaving your five comments please help ensure that all students are left comments when posting. It is a good idea to check the date stamp on posts to see if that particular student has received a comment for the week.

Comment Protocol

Students have been hard at work writing, revising, and learning how to write quality comments about each other's published work. Let's review their commenting protocol below. We do ask that Digital Volunteers try to use a similar format for thinking, connecting, and questioning.

Digital Citizenship Alert

As a Digital Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help students learn about creating a positive digital footprint throughout this project. It is important to remember to gently encourage students to edit their work when necessary and to explain why making good decisions as a digital citizen are important to their future.

Such conversations via comments may include:

  • Asking students to explain how the image or multi-media they used strengthens or deters from their intended message.
  • Reminding students to give credit for images that may not be their own. Understanding that you must credit others for their work (intellectual property) is critical.
  • Sharing the importance of thinking about their intended audience perspective. Sometimes students will need to be reminded not all content is school appropriate.

We can't wait to get started!

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