Here are the links we will use for this lesson:
Video about Creative Commons and Copyright
Learning Links Clip Art/Photos – scroll down to the section on Copyright Friendly Photos and use the ones that are labeled 6th
Over the past few days, the sixth graders have been working to create a message for middle schoolers about the need for each individual to control the things they look at, watch, and listen to – on TV, movies, computers, iPads/iPads/tablets, or phones. I gave the students the idea of the hashtag #URYrFilter (you are your filter). Students were asked to create a poster using the Pic Collage app to communicate their own message which included a hashtag, a sentence that explains or a Bible verse that goes along with message, and images that illustrated their idea. I was impressed with their hard work and creative ideas. I’ve added a few examples of their posters in this post.
Once the posters were completed in Pic Collage and saved to the camera roll, students used the Fotobabble app. They made a one minute recording that explained about their poster and their idea. Some students even created raps to share their message and added beats in the background using the free iAmRingtones app. You can view/listen to the Fotobabbles at this link:
This was a great project – the combination of words and images with Pic collage with voice and publication using Fotobabble was was simple and effective. Both Pic Collage and Fotobabble are free apps. Fotobabble requires a free account to publish to the web. (I suggest you create an account for your class or your school and log all the iPads into the account in advance.) This lesson could be easily adapted for any kind of message or advertisement and could be used in a variety of subject topics!
This week, I visited Mrs. Sullivan’s eighth grade science class. The students used Safari on our iPads to research a city and then used the Pic Collage app to develop a travel poster that featured weather information about the city. Here are a few examples of the posters:
Pic Collage continues to be a favorite app for our classes. It can be adapted to almost any subject matter and age level. Being able to search for images right inside the app is a huge time saver! And best of all it is free and doesn’t include intrusive ads! Thank you to Mrs. Sullivan for this great project idea!
As a short fun first project to start the quarter (which also reviewed a variety of basic computer skills), the sixth graders created an “iApp” based on their personality and goals for the new year. Here are a few examples of what they created. (I blurred student names according to our school policy because student photos are included.
This week the Poetry Anthology that was created by some of the 6th graders using the Book Creator app on our iPads last May was featured at the Book Creator blog! We are excited that they chose to spotlight our project! Here is a link to the post:
Our APPlied Poetry Anthology is available for free download at the iTunes Bookstore:
Students, thanks for all your great work throughout this class. As we end the class, please take this survey to reflect on your work and to give me suggestions for future classes. Thanks!
Link to Survey
The sixth graders have been working on creating vocabulary tutorials on words that are included on the MAP test (as well as some additional words from their other classes). We are using the Knowmia Teach app which allows you to publish the tutorials online. Here are the tutorials that the students have created:
Symmetry by Caleb
Non-Fiction by Jared, Dubem, and Michael
Technology by Isaiah and Jimmie
Onomatopoeia by Anna, Isabelle, and Caroline
Metaphor by Jimmie and Isaiah
Millimeter by Nolan and Gabe
Grams by Christopher and Austin
Factor Trees by Aria, Aryn, and Ahvon
Mixed Numbers by Destiny, DeSharia, and Bethany
Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number by Caleb
Faithful Bible Characters by Isabelle, Caroline, and Anna
Imperative Sentences by Gabe and Nolan
Prepositions by Gabe and Nolan