Current Objectives Description - Course & Individual Projects

Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
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Further, a digitally literate person:
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Possesses the variety of skills – technical and cognitive – required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats;
Is able to use diverse technologies appropriately and effectively to retrieve information, interpret results, and judge the quality of that information;
Understands the relationship between technology, life-long learning, personal privacy, and appropriate stewardship of information;
Uses these skills and the appropriate technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, colleagues, family, and on occasion, the general public;
Uses these skills to actively participate in civic society and contribute to a vibrant, informed, and engaged community.-ALA Digital Literacy Task Force (8/2012)

Course Objectives:
  • Students will understand cyber bullying and internet safety topics
  • Students will acquire creation skills using web 2.0 tools by designing and publishing projects
  • Students will communicate digitally
  • Students will create a digital portfolio into which THEY will embed 5-6 projects
  • Students will present their digital portfolios to fellow students and school community
  • Students will know the essential questions to ask when they encounter media information for evaluation
  • Students will understand the concept of a digital footprint and appropriate online behavior
  • Students will understand basic computer components, systems and vocabulary

Storybird Project Objectives :
  • Students will explore Storybird.com illustrator options and select one they think they can create a story with
  • Students will create a story map considering the image options available to them within their selected illustrator
  • Students will create a story with 10-15 slides that contains characters, setting, plot, problem and solution
  • Students will correct all spelling and grammar issues
  • Students will edit, finish and publish their storybird digital books
  • Students will embed their published products in their digital portfolios
  • Students will assess themselves with checklist 1-4

Wordle Project Objectives:
  • Students will open WORD and type their names 4 times and at least 15 adjectives that describe or represent themselves, highlight and copy the text
  • Students will open wordle.net and transfer the text, manipulate the font, layout and color
  • Students will print 2 copies
  • Students will use shortcut keys to take a screenshot and save it to the desktop
  • Students will embed their screenshots in their website pages

Ad Project Objectives:
  • Students will explore advertisements print images and deconstruct print advertisements
  • Students will understand that all ads are constructed and are produced for a particular purpose
  • Students will understand that all media messages contain embedded values and points of view
  • Students will understand that media messages can influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors
  • Student will create their own flyer, media message, PSA, or item to influence a particular audience
  • Student will analyze their audience
  • Students will logon to postermywall .com or simple booklet and create a flyer containing all the pertinent information needed and use media tools to influence their audience
  • Students will know the terminology/vocabulary associated with advertising

Photo Peach Project Objectives:
  • Students will create a folder on the desktop and save images to that folder for the project
  • Students will open Google search engine, research and save 30 images that reflect them personally
  • Students will logon on and upload images into Photo Peach – a web 2.0 too – then create a slideshow
  • Students will set the sequence, transitions, write captions set a cover page, set to music and publish the slideshow
  • Students will take the embed code and post it to their websites
  • Students will review each others’ work and write comments
  • Students will assess themselves on the project with a checklist 1-4Students will understand copyright rules of images
  • Students will understand when they post they leave a permanent digital footprint

Podcasting Project Objectives:
  • Students will select an appropriate nursery Rhyme or short story they can read fluently
  • Students will record in audacity the story and add sound effects and music
  • Students will assess themselves with checklist 1-4
  • Student will upload an image and the mp3 file to embed into their digital portfolio page
  • Students will edit the recording, save, publish and export it as an MP3 file

Learning.com
Objectives:
  • Students will understand computer basics and terminology
  • Students will self direct learning and pace

Animoto Booktrailer Project Objectives:
  • Students will determine which book they want to create a trailer for
  • Students will research author details and write a 2-3 sentence about the author note
  • Students will write a 2-3 sentence book summary
  • Students will write 15 text slides statements
  • Students will write keywords for each text slide for gathering images
  • Students will write a 2-3 sentence recommendation for the book
  • Students will create a new folder on the desktop and save images to that folder for the project
  • Students will open Google search engine, research and save 15 images or morethat coincide with their text slides along with background slides for text
  • Students will logon on and upload images into PhoAnimoto– a web 2.0 tool – then create a slideshow
  • Students will set the sequence, transitions, write text slides, set to music and publish the slideshow
  • Students will take the embed code and post it to their websites
  • Students will generate a QR code for their website
  • Students will create a word documents with their photo, book summary, book cover, author note, book recommendation, QRcode to hang in the hallways
  • Students will review each others’ work and write online comments
  • Students will assess themselves on the project with a checklist 1-4