Today we live such fast-paced lives social media can quickly become the only channel of communication.
Southeast Middle School has now decided to start a Digital Media Club. Today we live in such a digital age social media has changed the way we socialize, plan and post news and events. From sending home newsletters to now posting them online, social media is very well reshaping the Educational System as well.
Victoria Clement the English Teacher who started the club had this to say, " Well, the idea started out for me as basically some kind of journalism or writing club of some sort. So it's now developed into a digital media club that is going to be centered around social media, also writing, and it's going to be a place where the students can plan posts, but also the newsletter that the district puts out."
Students already devote a lot of time to social media and connecting with others outside of school so why not do it in school as well.
"So the meetings will be after school about once every two weeks, and we'll get together and we'll bring pictures and plan posts and writings. And eventually, i would love to incorporate the website and have a place where the students are doing shout-outs or maybe even learning how to do interviews and interview their peers and staff members. Just overall wanted them to get more involved in the school in a more positive way," said Clement.
The English Teachers chose 10-20 7th and 8th-grade students who were proficient in writing and had no disciplinary referrals. We hear from some who were specifically chosen to join the club.
Honestly, I’m really honored to be chosen to be over the social media, etc and I’m excited about it," said 8th Grader Addison Hughey.
8th Grader Mikayla Miles stated, "It feels really good honestly because you feel like your special and you have what it takes for everything they are looking for."
English teacher Ms. Clement tells us what she hopes the club will soon incorporate.
"Eventually, I would love to incorporate the website and have a place where the students are doing shout-outs or maybe even learning how to do interviews and interviewing their peers and staff members. Just overall wanted them to get more involved in the school in a more positive way."