Use these examples of projects created by students to inspire digital writing in your middle school classroom.
Whether you have Chromebooks, iPads, PCs, or Macs in your classroom, you can use technology to engage and inspire your students in the curriculum.
To show what they know about a character in a novel they are reading or a famous scientist or person from history, students create a digital scrapbook for this person.
To help students better understand the perspectives of those in different times and cultures, have them develop newsletters that recall and retell historic events.
When developing their own comic books and graphic novels, students practice summarizing and creating non-linguistic representations.
Give students a real world task for argument writing by asking them to raise awareness or change behavior through a public service announcment regarding an issue they are passionate about.
In this example, a student interviews the Waco River Bridge to share information about local history in Waco.
Students connect with the past as they write a first-person account of events in history, a visit to biome, or travel to another country.
Students showcase the steps in a process they are learning similar to the tutorials found on YouTube or Khan Academy.
Capitalize on your eighth-graders strong opinions by engaging them in an argument that will impact their life, such as the location of a class trip or an upcoming school event.