Tech expos are inspiring, especially when students are running the program. Last April, the Connecticut Legislative Office Building was lined with students of all ages passing out flyers, giving demonstrations, and answering questions about digital newspapers, electronic books, 3D printers, and other innovative technology projects displayed at the Connecticut Educators Computer Association Tech Expo.
When the crowds quieted down, high school journalists enthusiastically shared their digital newspaper, “The Morgan PawPrint,” to a group of second-grade girls from Colchester Elementary School. The highly engaging newspaper is created with WordPress. The header, pictures, articles and clean layout inspired the young group of girls to create their own digital newspaper, and they began taking pictures and writing notes about their day at the Tech Expo.
The second-grade journalists use Kidblog to publish their posts because it is easy for them to use. Young readers find Kidblog intuitive and appealing, and children love to leave comments about the articles their friends posted.
What do you think?
Please visit the second grade blog posts and leave a comment for the writers. They will appreciate reading what you wrote!
Are the students in your school reporting school events with a digital platform? If so, please share what they are doing!
Author: Maureen Schlosser
Author: Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades and Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readers published by ALA Editions
Skillshare Teacher: https://skl.sh/3a852D5
Categories: Blog Topics, Student Engagement/ Teaching Models, Technology
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