This week, the PGF team started brainstorming how students and teachers can give feedback and comments on other students’ completed assignments and began prototyping out the storyboards for multiple Digital Literacy activities.

The team looked to other common commenting functions for ideas on how students can safely and effectively speak to each other online, through the PGF Digital Literacy website. Since Effective Communication is one of the 8 components of Digital Literacy, the team is modelling the interface in such a way that prompts students to give constructive feedback. This idea will take shape within the coming weeks.

PGF activities seek to teach students about complex Digital Literacy concepts in simple and fun ways. One of the first round activities to be planned out for the website teaches students the fundamentals of video editing and how to find information online. The activity involves researching a topic through the use of internet search engines so the student will be able to put a video in chronological order. This covers the Functional Meaning Making (video editing) and Finding & Selecting Information (internet research) components of Digital Literacy.

As the project moves forward, more work will be done into figuring out how the activities like this one can break down the concept of finding valuable information online for students as young as 5 or 6 years old.