Sixth graders, please write one comment that includes ALL of the following:
Keyboarding (2 or 3 sentences):
How did you do in meeting the goal that you set at the start of class? How did your keyboarding improve?
What do you still need to work on improving?
What suggestions do you have for keyboarding for 7th grade?
The Rest of the Class (2 or 3 sentences):
What were your favorite parts of the class? (Reminder: We started the year doing digital citizenship activities, making Adobe Spark Digital Citizenship Videos, then Morphi for 3D printing, then making and giving your PowerPoint Devotion video.
What important/helpful/interesting/cool thing did you learn or accomplish this semester?
Any suggestions to improve this class for sixth graders next year?
This comment is a part of your participation grade for today. Remember to only use your first name.
Recently, the 7th graders finished a unit using our Apple Pencils on our iPads. They began by working through my EveryoneCanSketchnote Keynote Interactive workbook. In the workbook, they learned about the elements of a sketchnote along with many tricks for drawing while using Keynote.
Next, the students had a choice of four different Mythbusters Junior videos from our Discovery Education online video collection. They had a choice to watch an episode on bugs, duct tape, space, or batteries. While the students watched on a computer, they used either Keynote or the Sketches School on an iPad to note the main ideas, and then they added visual elements to create a sketchnote representing the content of the video.
I was very impressed with the students’ work at capturing the core ideas of the video that they watched. They were expected to show the title of the video, 4 – 6 specific main ideas with words and pictures, and some details and organizing elements like arrows, numbering, or bullet points. They also needed to demonstrate their knowledge of the drawing app by using a variety of colors and drawing tools. Here are their sketchnotes posted below. Click on an image to see a larger version of the note.