Website and Blog Design
Locally and globally, social media has an increasingly significant impact. The sixth grade technology classes have the task of creating websites, including blog pages, which comment upon the role of collaborative tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, in giving a voice to the once voiceless, organizing protests and demonstrations, enhancing businesses and government agencies, and swiftly spreading critical information. Students will work in groups of four or five to select and research topics of common interest, develop a website, and write an Op-Ed commentary. Through this project, students will gain hands-on experience as journalists and must carefully consider social responsibility and ethics.