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Student E-mail

Students create free student e-mail accounts through Gaggle.net

Objectives

  • Use writing processes effectively to construct an e-mail
  • Access specific websites to send and receive e-mail
  • Access specific websites to research authors and author’s works

Procedure

  • Students are guided through the process of creating a free student e-mail account through Gaggle.net, http://gaggle.net/gen?_template=/templates/gaggle/html/index.jsp.
  • Once their accounts are created they are taught how to log on and use their e-mail accounts.
  • Also, students are being taught letter writing skills and the use of the writing process to construct e-mails to send to peers, teachers, and pen pals that may be made through other courses.
  • For one particular assignment, students are to research authors using their websites found on http://teachingbooks.net/.
  • Students are encouraged to correspond with authors via e-mail to discuss specific works.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.A.1.2.1
  • LA.B.1.2.1
  • LA.B.2.2.3
  • LA.C.1.2.1
  • LA.C.1.2.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use telecommunications efficiently to access remote information, communicate with others in support of direct and independent learning, and pursue personal interests.
  • Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom

Materials

  • individual laptop computers
  • internet access
  • Gaggle.net


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