Hello, I would like to tell you guys about the creations the 5th, 6th, and 7th graders have made on scratch. Scratch is a website where both children and adults,like technology teacher Ms.Nolan, can use to express their creativity in the art of animation. It is pretty difficult to master the art of animation, but with the help from our teacher ,ex animator for the movie Shrek, & many other games Ms.Nolan taught us the easy way to master the art of animation.
Aynsley HW, 6th
Students used Excel to chart their own media usage. They used the average function to average the class usage and the graph function to create bar-charts.
Students inserted their bar charts into Word and wrote two paragraphs on
Assignment1: Explain your digital life as a simile. Express it as a video.
Students used animoto, to create 30 second videos expressing their digital life.
"My digital life is like ......... because..........."
We created a vimeo channel to showcase our work. Check it out.
Students discuss Copyright, Plagiarism and Piracy
Students should always show respect for another's creative work.
What is Fair Use?
On the internet, anyone can be an author and publisher.
Newspapers and books often have editors and fact checkers who check the reliability of sources and spelling.
On the web anyone can post, and it may not be true - or spelt correctly.
Some questions students should ask themselves when looking at information online.
Students evaluated 8 websites and discussed them as a group afterwards. This Lesson is based on Common Sense Media : Identifying high quality sites.
Students discuss what digital media means. They develop a concept map showing the types of digital media they use and how it makes them feel, ( during and afterwards) and how it makes their parents feel.
The students develop a simile,
"My digital life is like ....... because ......."
This is a great lesson from Common Sense Media: Digital Life 101.
Students kept a blog for one week on their media usage: TV, Internet, Cellphones, DS, Playstation, Ipads etc. Then they plotting their findings in Excel and created a graph of their weekly usage. They discussed their findings and reflected on it with their peers.
Lesson based on Common Sense Media: My Media.
Students spent two lessons exploring digital footprints. They looked at their teacher's digital footprint online. They looked at discrepancies in the digital footprints of two fictitious characters hoping to be hired for a job.
They wrote about what information they would like to see in their digital footprint ten years from now.
Lesson plan from Common Sense Media: Trillion Dollar Footprint.