Public Service Announcements using Adobe Voice

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 1.07.55 PM  8-29-14After our thought provoking discussion on how middle school students can exercise self regulation/self control as they use technology, the students went to work creating public service announcements using the Adobe Voice app on our iPads.  Their commercials have turned out great!  Click on the links to view:

Be Smart by Grace, Claire, and Emma

Cyberbullying by Kamille and Zakariah

#beyourownfilter by Kennedi, Morgan, and Maya

Music and Televison by Derrick

Be Careful What You Search For by Maritta and Eden

Be Careful on the Internet by Derrick and Luke

#Internet Access by Jordan and Rachel

Text and Bullying by Briana

Self Control by Caleb

Don’t Be that Person by Grace

Things to Remember about Internet Safety by Jalon and William

Teacher note: The FREE Adobe Voice app is amazing! This is the first time I have tried using it and we found it to be easy and it produced a very polished product. I loved that you could search in app for icons and images to use as well as take your own photos or add from the camera roll.  The icons look especially professional in the projects, I think. There are a variety of styles and songs that you can use to customize your video. And best of all, it automatically creates a credit page at the end for all the media in the project! Note that you do need an account to publish the projects, although you can save and watch them on the iPads without publishing. I created an account in my name that I am logging into to publish the videos.

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Students, leave a one or two sentence compliment for at least one other commercial. Mention the names of the authors in your comment. Tell them an idea you liked, something you learned, or a specific thing that you liked about how they put their commercial together.

 

 

“Self Regulation” with Using Technology – August 2014

IMG_1211.JPG We started off our sixth grade tech class this year with an excellent discussion of many issues that middle school students have with regulating/controlling their use of technology. They recorded the ideas in a word cloud on the Smartboard.

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Then they got to work on our iPads. Students are now creating a public service announcement commercial using the Adobe Voice app.  I will be posting the best of the commercials on our blog in the near future, so please check back!

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Start of School 2014

Hello, middle schoolers! Welcome to Technology Class.

Use this when Miss Bosch tells you to take a quiz over the lab rules.  This will not work until Miss Bosch starts the test.  Enter your first name only and then the game pin number that you are given.

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Please complete the following survey to let your teacher know a little more about you and your use of technology.

Click on the link below to go to the survey:
Middle School Technology Survey

Here is the 6th Grade Tech Class Syllabus (click link to view):

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Here is the 7th Grade Tech Class Syllabus (click link to view):

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