“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” —Bill Gates

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Email Tips for Kids

Hi everyone!

Hope you are doing fine. Second grade students are our youngest users of Google Apps. They received a brand new Google account a few weeks ago. Basically, what this grade level does is use Drive and Gmail. One of the assignments these kids will have in order to use their tools for the first time will be to write emails. 

The "Writing for Many Purposes" unit is coming up. In this unit the children learn about different writing genres: lists, thank-you notes, invitations, persuasive letters, and writing emails. Yes, emails! 

What an awesome opportunity to develop 21st century skills, such as digital citizenship and communication & collaboration in such a meaningful way!
In order to support the second grade teachers, I have prepared a ThingLink (reviewed in the previous post) with information on how to create a well written email. 

If an image can speak a thousand words, imagine an interactive image!

Just hover the mouse over the red circles and stars to see more information.

For more information about working with kids and writing emails, I recommend visiting the Common Sense website.


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