7th – Copyright Lesson Resources

Here are the links we will use for this lesson:

Video about Creative Commons and Copyright

Music Websites:

Imcompetech

Bensound

Photo Websites:

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

7th Keynote/Sketchnote Unit Reflection

IMG_5467We 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.

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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?

7th Grade – Transfer Skills

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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?

Back to School 2018

lab rules 18.001Leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling:

  • What is something you enjoy doing with technology (at home or at school)?
  • What is one thing you would like to learn or improve in tech class this year?
  • What is something you would like me to know about yourself?

Remember, when posting online:

  • No last names.
  • Use your best sentences, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Be sure that everything you post is kind and God honoring!

When your comment has posted, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.