Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: apply existing knowledge, collaborate, create original works, digital environment, draw conclusions, generate ideas, group expression, individual expression, interpret information, make decisions, media, original work, publish, technology concepts, technology operations, technology systems, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn to apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Students learn to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students are open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Students exercise sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Students make complex choices and decisions.
  • Students understand the interconnections among systems.
  • Students learn how to synthesize and make connections between information and arguments.
  • Students interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis.
  • Students act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind.
  • Students demonstrate creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Communication to Others

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Communication 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Create Communication Products 

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

Creativity and Innovation

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Integration of Multi-media > Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Determine Refine Research Topic

Language Arts > Research > Determine Refine Research Topic

General / Varied Use

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > General / Varied Use

General Skills

Language Arts > Research > General Skills

Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

New Technologies 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > New Technologies 

Productivity Tools

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Productivity Tools 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Use of Tools 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Use of Tools 

Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Library Media > Media Literacy > Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Variety of Media (includes identification of various formats)

Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Websites / Blogs / Email / Internet
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  • You might want to hold a short class discussion about the following research steps presented in the lesson: a) Identify a problem or essential question. b) Collect data and research facts. c) Analyze data to create information and ideas. d) Present your findings.

  • The lesson refers to the Internet terms repost, mash-up, and meme. You may want to ask the class about these terms and how they have used them in their lives.

  • Students should recognize technologies such as word clouds, graphics programs, image and video files, podcasts, blogs, and wikis before completing the lesson.

  • This lesson recommends to resize graphics that will be used online to approximately 3x4 or 4x3 inches.

  • To show a video online, you can upload the video to a video site and then paste the video‚Äôs embed code into a blog post, wiki, or Web page. You might want to discuss with the class (or show the class) how to upload a video and copy embed code from a video site, such as YouTube, into a blog post or wiki. Video sites often provide instructions for this easy procedure.

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