Students, we will be using these links for our lesson today. Please write answers on your worksheet.
Go to one of these links. On your worksheet write one or two things that you learned from the site:
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 these links to view some videos on issues related to Cyber Citizenship:
NS Teens Challenge
This week the sixth graders did an activity to build a collaborative document on “Advice for Future Sixth Graders.” They used a chat window to plan and collaborate as they worked on this project. Sometimes it was challenging to coordinate their ideas and their typing in the document, but in the end they were able put their ideas together without actually talking out loud to each other.
Here are some examples of the documents that the students made. Click on each one to see a larger view. Some documents are cropped because they were LONG!!
Over the past couple days, the sixth graders used an online chat room to discuss digital citizenship and cyberbullying while practicing good God honoring habits when online. I was very pleased with their thoughtful ideas as we chatted – it is a great way for EVERYONE to have a voice during a discussion.
Use this link for the Lab Rules Kahoot game: https://kahoot.it/#/
Leave 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, look for August 2016, September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, or December 2016 on the right sidebar and check out some projects from last year’s classes.
Over the past week or so, the sixth graders have been developing tutorials to explain how to create or do something in Minecraft. They took screenshots of the process while building in MInecraft. Then they added their screenshots into the Explain Everything app where they added additional directions using text and annotations. When their slides were done, they recorded audio directions. I will be posting the tutorial videos below as they are completed and published!
Add one or two photos to each slide. Adjust the text boxes so the photos fit nicely onto the slide.
Be sure to copy/paste the URL web address for each photo onto your Image Credits page!
Then watch the video showing you ways to customize your photos. It will demonstrate:
- How to make photo into a full background and arrange the photo to the back.
- How to make a photo transparent.
- How to recolor a photo.
- How to add frames around a photo.
- How to erase a white background on a photo.
You should use a minimum of 2 of these advanced editing effects on your photos.
If you finish your sketchnote, you may make another sketchnote of your choice, draw an amazing picture with the app of your choice, or follow this video to make a selfie portrait using Sketchbook X.
Another wonderful batch of Psalm Videos created by the sixth graders using iMovie for our copyright unit. Here are some of them. (I will be adding additional videos when students make correctiions.)
Project Preview – click on these links to see examples of the project we are going to do next:
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