Unit 4 Digital Communications

Electronic exchanges of information, from email to text messaging to Hangouts, and more

RVS Competencies


Critical Thinker

Problem Solver

Media & Information Literate



SS 6.S.2 6.S.4 6.S.5 6.S.9

Math NPand.9 SandS.6 StatPr2.3

LA 6.1.1 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.4.1

Science 6-2 6-3

  1. Texting vs. Emailing

  1. How to properly use “cc” and “bcc”

  2. Define your subject in the subject line (email)

  3. When not to use text message, keep friends email private when you forward messages

  4. How to interpret messages Organizing email flag, priority, archive, trash, pin

  5. Identify target audience (how to use a subject bar)

  6. Who and when to use shortcut texting

  7. Texting professional vs personal

  8. Who do you DM (direct message)?

  1. Introduction of Google/Word processing applications

  1. Google Drive:

  2. Google Docs: Note taking in Google (google conversing) How to make 2D and 3D shapes How to use software design elements, spacing graphics, titles and headings, font sizes, styles Collaborating online Why do we use templates? Reports, charts resume, portfolios Cover letters Media Survey Document types, pdf, dox, doc, dot, jpeg, etc.

  3. Google: Sheets: How to create charts,  tables mathematical analysis of data Spreadsheet Vocabulary

  4. Google Slides:

  5. Google Forms: How to create surveys, forms, questionnaires,

  6. Google Calendar

  7. Google Explorer

  8. Google Keep:

  9. Google Hangouts: when is this appropriate

Elective Badges


PowerPoint (less than 26 font, animations, total number of words per slide)

How to use imovie/ green screen/ wevideo

How to use zoom, skype, video conferencing




  1. History of Print Media

  2. File Management

Elective Badge

Adobe Tutorial Teachers/ Students?



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