Middle Schoolers Explore their Digital Citizenship
Seventh grade students participated in a Digital Citizenship presentation, led by Media Specialist Kathy Ramirez, and MS Counselor Yeni Dumas. During Bible time, students engaged in discussions that allowed them to understand the constant social nature of digital media and its impact on their lives. Students were asked to explore their digital life by considering the amount of time they spend on digital media and write a simile describing their digital life. During the course of the lesson, students were encouraged to act responsibly when maintaining relationships over digital media.
Examples of similes written by seventh grade students describing their digital lives:
My digital life is like ice because I’m frozen in it.
My digital life is like a city because there is lots of life there.
My digital life is like a Starbucks drink because it is a big thing in my life.
My digital life is like my bank account because there is very little.
My digital life is like a planet because there is so much to explore.
My digital life is like a dinosaur because its big.
My digital life is like a jungle because you can get lost.
My digital life is like a beach because I have a lot of it.
My digital life is like running water because it always updates and has new feed.
My digital life is like a city because there are many people there and it is full of different emotions.
My digital life is like the universe because it continues to expand.
My digital life is like McDonald’s because I’m loving it.