Middle School

Preteen schoolgirl doing her homework with digital tablet at home. Child using gadgets to study. Education and distance learning for kids. Homeschooling during quarantine. Stay at home entertainment.

Kids will reflect on their experiences being stuck at home by writing a digital communication “scene.” Have them write out a pretend conversation that could take place over text, Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, Snapchat, etc. It can be about whatever’s been on their mind. For example, students might write out a conversation between themselves and their best friend on text message that talks about a cancelled birthday party or an argument with a sibling after being stuck in the same space too long. What does the experience feel like, and how are they coping? The topic could be anything that they’re experiencing right now in the time of social distancing. Encourage them to include details from the digital medium they choose. Who are they talking to? When was it sent? Did their friend “like” a message?

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