The sixth graders have started our 3D printing design unit and have been using our new Apple Pencils to help them create Life Logo designs using the Morphi app. Stay tuned to see the amazing designs that they create and that we will be printing on our Dremel 3D printers.
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 7th
These are some examples of the Psalm videos that we will be creating:
Psalm Videos November 2016
Psalm Videos September 2016
Psalm Videos November 2015
Psalm Videos September 2015
We are so blessed to have 13 new Apple Pencils that our students can use on our iPads. They were purchased with some of the prize money that our middle school students won a few years ago in the Meijer Great Choices video contest. The seventh-grade students worked through the Everyone Can Sketchnote workbook in Keynote using the Apple pencil to practice new drawing skills and iPad tricks. Then they created a sketchnote of their choice about a book, Bible story, or a science/social studies topic.
Students, your sketchnotes were amazing! I loved taking a closer look at them as I was grading them. Here is a gallery showing everyone’s sketchnotes. Click on the image to see a larger view.
A few students explored animating their sketchnotes using the tools available in Keynote. Here are a few video examples:
Students, please write a reflection of at least 3 sentences about our Keynote/Sketchnote Unit. Tell me about:
What did you think of the workbook activities we did at the beginning in Keynote? What did you learn from them? Do you have any suggestions on how I could make the workbook better for future students? (I really would like to know your suggestions – please give MY project feedback!)
What did you learn about sketchnotes, Keynote, and/or the Apple Pencil?
What were your strengths in your sketchnote? What is something you could improve next time?
The sixth graders began our technology class with a series of lessons on digital citizenship. We started by reading some hoax websites which fooled many students! We did some research using the Snopes website to find out the true story about some photos that have been passed around the internet. We also viewed and took notes on some videos about how to evaluate websites and digital citizenship and safety. Finally, we worked on creating a collaborative slideshow in Google Slides to share a message that was learned from the videos. A few examples of the slide are above. You can view their slideshows below.
Here are the links for our slideshows in Google Slides:
Sixth Even Days Slideshow – view only
Sixth Odd Days Slideshow- view only
Go to one of these links. On your worksheet write one or two things that you learned from the site:
Learning Target: I can use the wisdom God has given me to evaluate websites for truth and accuracy.
Please watch this video and use the worksheet to take notes. Write down the meanings of website endings and the A, B, C, D, and E of evaluating websites. Then write a sentence or two explaining what each one means. (Ignore the instructions at the end of the video.)
Use this website to help determine if these pictures from the internet are true, false, or ??
Use these links to view some videos on issues related to Cyber Citizenship:
NS Teens Challenge
Over the past few days, we worked with GarageBand and Augmented Reality with Merge Cubes. Our goal was to use technology skills that you had learned previously to explore how to use new or updated technology. Please pick either GarageBand or Merge Cubes (or you may write about both). Write a comment of at least 3 sentences telling about the following:
What skills did you use to learn about the new (AR) or updated (GarageBand) technology? How did you figure things out? What did you already know that helped you learn to do something new?
What did you like about Augmented Reality/Merge Cube or the updated GarageBand? Be specific!
What didn’t you like – be specific! What would you suggest to improve it to be better or easier to use?