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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:75 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Alignment, Columns, Crop, Desktop Publishing, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Graphics, Image, Logo, Margins, Rotate, Template, Textbox, White Space


Objectives:

  • Students determine which formatting features in desktop publishing software increases a document's usability.
  • Students compare and contrast the different templates and tools to create publishing materials.
  • Students identify how to align text and insert graphics.
  • Students apply text and graphics in an organized manner.
  • Students demonstrate how to size, crop, and rotate an image in desktop publishing software.
  • Students demonstrate how to insert information into a template.
  • Students evaluate the effects of advertising materials in making everyday projects easy to read, interpret, and share with others and support clear writing practices.
  • Students learn to organize thoughts and information in patterns that are easy to understand.
  • Students interpret data and organize it in an efficient manner.

Subjects:

Advertisement / Stereotypes

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Recognizing Bias / Propaganda > Advertisement / Stereotypes

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Data Formats 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Data Formats 

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Develop Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Develop Products 

Environmental Issues - Sustainability

Social Studies > Geography > Human Interaction With the Environment > Environmental Issues - Sustainability

Formatting and Preparation

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

Formatting and Preparation

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
2-DA-07 Represent data using multiple encoding schemes. (P4.0)
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
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