At Colegio Roosevelt, digital citizenship is a topic that is taken very seriously. Not only do we celebrate #DigCitWeek every year across all divisions, but this important concept it also working its way into the day-to-day learning of the classroom. A great exemplar of this is in Mr. Shaun Schaller’s Grade 6 Design class where kids are creating public service announcements, or PSAs, around one of the 8 different facets of digital citizenship. Students pick a topic in digital citizenship and then build a shareable animation using an open-source illustrator program to send the community.
Student Eva is working on a project to help people avoid scams online. “There are lots of scams on social media that you need to be aware of. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is!” says Eva. Giacomo is creating a PSA on avoiding viruses. “Students can easily be tricked into thinking they have won something and then they can have your personal information stolen forever. That is terrible!”
The work these students are creating will live far beyond the walls of their design classroom. Students will submit their projects into our middle school daily bulletin where they will be seen by the whole division. This is a great way to add an authentic purpose and audience to their work. According to Mr. Schaller, some students are taking their learning even one step further, “a few students are posting their work on their @amersol YouTube channel and sharing their projects with the whole world in safe and secure way!” says Mr. Schaller.
To see some of the work in this great project, keep an eye on the MS daily bulletin!