03 - DL - Emails

Y7 Digital Literacy
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ComputingLower Secondary (Key Stage 3)

This lesson contains 14 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

time-iconLesson duration is: 50 min

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Y7 Digital Literacy

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What is an email?

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A message distributed by electronic means
To one or more recipients
Equivalent of a letter

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Email Structure
Do you know the structure of a formal email?

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Message Body
sign off
concluding sentence
Recipent address

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  • Have a clear Subject
  • Have a professional salutation (not hey, yo, hiya etc)
  • Proofread your email before you send it 
  • Use it as you would use a letter

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  • Treat email like social media messaging !
  •  write too much.  Be precise and brief
  • Use slang/humour as it can be lost in reading

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Other considerations
When you know the person:
  • Either first name or 
  • Ms or Mr using surname  (do not use Mrs or Miss)
  • Start your message with a positive (eg I hope you are well)
When you don't know them:
  • Use Dear Sir/Madam
  • Start the email with who you are (My name is.....)

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Let's look at your email
Using Office 365 - Outlook
TEACHER DEMO of composing an email
USE professional standards

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You are going to write a formal email to a teacher at Garibaldi about a great lesson you have had
You should include:
  • A precise subject 
  • A formal salutation (eg Dear Mr Smith or Ms Smith)
  • An introduction
  • The message body itself
  • And finally a signoff

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Your Turn
Email a teacher that did a great lesson this term
You should include:
  • A precise subject (grab their attention)
  • A formal salutation (eg Dear Mr Smith or Ms Smith)
  • An introduction (you know them so say a nice greeting)
  • The message body itself (talk about the great lesson you had)
  • And finally a signoff
DO NOT send the email yet - just write it

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  • Swap with the person next to you
  • Proof read their email
  • Check it has all the elements needed
  • Check and correct mistakes

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Screenshot and evidence
We would like to take your email as a form of student voice
To do this you need to screenshot, paste and print this.
  • Press windows key+Shift+s
  • drag around the email
  • Open Y7 Computing Teams
  • Paste into the general chat
## mention printing...

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