goal: Identify/reduce major elements of a story and represent them creatively in visual and audio forms, inspired by ds106 assignment http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/one-story-four-icons/
What Are Icons? Not pictures, but simple visual representation of things, so they can be quickly recognized and knowing a language not necessary.
School Crossing sign
Metro sign (should be familiar to students in Japan)
Don’t Do This!
Audio player icons (clicking play advances)
(sound of dog parking plays here in loop, clicking stop advances to next slide w/o sound)
These are just shapes
Now I will tell you a story about my dog, her name was “Dominoe”
She was named after this game (who knows what game it is)?
A friend found her and I adopted her. She was skinny at first
We walked a lot in the woods, I eventually got comfortable with taking the leash off
One day we went to the mountains for a walk.
I met a friend I had not seen since high school! Robert and I talked for maybe 15 minutes...
When I turned around, Dominoe was GONE. I spent all day running around calling her name.
Night came. I was so said I had lost the dog. What could I do? I would come back here every day until I found her.
When I got back to my car she was waiting for me! I was so happy.
We did a lot of things together, we drove across America.
She thought some things were boring.
We hiked in the mountains of California
Visited Crater Lake in Oregon.
She lived a few more years, but I never forgot that day in the woods.
What are the four symbols that might represent this story?
The woods we walked in
Night when she disappeared
The dog waiting for me!
Now, what are four sounds we can use to represent these same parts of the story?
Use a story the class is studying or recently read (?) On paper, decide on the 4 things to represent the story Draw 4 icons to represent them. For at least one, try and find an object in the room to represent it Using voice or objects in room, try and find 4 sounds to represent the 4 moments
Ben Rimes (2nd grade?) http://www.techsavvyed.net/archives/2326 Frank Hart, 3rd rade, springfield park elementary school, Richmond Virginia http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/trhart/te chnology-work-samples/ Fifth Grade Wrinkle in a Time http://ww w.engagingeducators.com/blog/2012/03/26/from-the-classroom-the-4-icon-challenge-for-a-wrinkle -in-time/ Brian Metcalfe (good examples) http://life-long-learners.com/four-icon-challenge-feedback/