As a final project after completing and printing our Life Logo designs, the sixth-grade students used the Apple Clips app to create a video where they shared about their project. Students used Clips to show photos/videos of their project, talk about the process of how they designed their key chain, reflect on how they solved problems, and evaluate any improvements they could make. Students came up with lots of creative ways to use Clips to share about their projects. Here are a few examples:
||Here is a link to a gallery with the completed videos. (Note: additional videos will be added as they are completed or . Students, if your video is not posted and was corrected, let me know so I can add it.)
Life Logo Clips Videos 2018
The sixth graders have been working over the past few weeks to design a “Life Logo” keychain using the Morphi app to be printed on our Dremel 3D Printers. Here’s a video explaining the premise of the project:
Students followed this collection of online tutorials to self-direct their learning as they built their designs using the Morphi EDU app. Morphi allows students many creative design options including building with shapes, text, and making drawings that convert into 3D!.
This year we have 13 Apple Pencils which the students used while designing their logos.
In this project, we talked about F.A.I.L. – First Attempt In Learning. Part of our design process was “iteration” where students evaluated their first design, made corrections and improvements, and then printed version 2.0. Here are a few examples showing the evolution of their designs:
Over the past 2 weeks, our Dremel 3D printers have printed 52 “Life Logo” keychain designs, then printed versions 2.0 and 3.0 if needed! It’s been fun to watch students use design skills and problem solve throughout this activity. Here are some of the finished Life Logo Keychain examples!
Next, students will be building videos using the Apple Clips app to make a video to share and reflect on their projects!
Disclosure: As a part of the 2016/17 Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school received use of a 3D40 printer. If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request. I’d appreciate it if you noted Karen Bosch/this blog post as a referral in the comments/questions section at the bottom of the form. Thanks!
Over the past few weeks, the seventh-grade students have been creating videos based on words from a verse from the Psalms. After learning about Creative Commons Copyright, students used copyright friendly websites to find images and music for their video. They then used iMovie to add the photos, used the Ken Burns effect to add movement to the still images, and then added titles, credits, and music. This is always one of my favorite projects – the videos are beautiful and truly reflect God’s creation.
Below are posted the videos that had no proofreading mistakes. (I will post additional videos as students make corrections.)
Here’s an example of how you could use the Apple Clips app to make your reflection video about your Life Logo/3D Printing project. This is just one way you can build the project – you can be creative! Be sure to use the checklist so that you include all the elements that are going to be graded.
Here are some examples of the best projects from last year:
Here is a link to Vimeo where the rest of the videos are posted.
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.
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?
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, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.