The 7th-grade students recently completed a unit using Keynote to learn about Sketchnotes. They used my #EveryoneCanSketchnote workbook to learn the basics about sketchnotes while using tricks to work, draw, trace, and animate in Keynote. (Click the link for FREE download of the Keynote workbook.) They LOVED using our Apple Pencils while working through this unit!
After using the workbook, students used Keynote to make sketchnotes based on content from their Science or Social Studies class. (Scroll down to see their sketchnotes.) After they finished their sketchnotes, many students explored using the animation features in Keynote to add animations to their sketchnote. Here is an outstanding example from Kennedy (who loves to animate in Keynote and does it in her spare time even!)
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.
Seventh graders, 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?
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.
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.