Students create a music playlist spreadsheet, learning to sort, rename, freeze rows, delete and undo, and add sheets
Students reflect, recording their progress and processes, and create a presentation Pitch to sell their idea to others.
Communicating with technology can be very powerful. A resource that can give you, your friends,your teacher a voice in the classroom is Flipgrid.
Students review copyright and Fair Use guidelines, and create a remix of the media they have created, adding a Creative Commons license.
Students explore the elements of a digital story and the story planning process using a 5 step process: Find, Craft, Feedback & Revision, Gather Media, Finalize & Produce.
Students review criteria for a digital story, brainstorm ideas, get feedback, share their final choice with others.
Students write their story script, get feedback and suggestions, revise it, and prepare to add media elements.
Students review legal issues, gather or create media elements for their story. Media requirements and tips for saving are included.
Students create their digital story, save and share it. Tips for audio recording and a variety of video examples and options are provided.
Students view and critique several Public Service Announcement (PSA) examples, and explore the techniques for persuasion and the call to action message.
Students learn skills to engage, communicate with, and respect those from other countries and cultures, including non-verbal and gestures.
Students look at inventing, innovating, and campaigning around one of the United Nations Sustainable Goals.
Students apply global collaboration skills through a virtual or live video conference, experiencing synchronous and asynchronous communications.
This course focuses on works that caught the popular imagination in the past or present. It emphasizes texts that are related by genre, theme or style. The books studied in this course vary from semester to semester, and the topic for Fall 2006 is Detective Fictions.
What is a "life" when it's written down? How does memory inform the present? Why are memoirs so popular? This course will address these questions and others, considering the relationship between biography, autobiography, and memoir and between personal and social themes. We will closely examine some recent memoirs: Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying, Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Students will write two brief papers: a critical essay and an experiment in memoir.As a "Sampling," this class offers 6 units, with a strong emphasis on close reading, group discussion, focused writing, and research and presentation skills.