As with all of these tools we will cover, the designation of software as communication software characterizes how the software is used, not what it contains. So Kid Pix could be used for all these tools – it all depends on HOW you use it.
Form of learning whereby students create a product or concrete artifact that is the focus of learning
What are some benefits of producing a movie like this over, say, a test or an essay, which are more “typical” student productions?http://www.schooltube.com/video/40511/Lewis-and-Clark
Answer this in your pre-lecture activity #8 (OnCourse >> Test and Survey Tool)
Ask students for suggestions – specific examples of production. Why would digital storytelling have benefits? What does this do for the students? Why is using digital storytelling good for kids?
Multimedia products Text with graphics Web-published products Stand-alone slide shows Digital video (not VHS) Tone poems Visual essays and reports Digital storytelling NarrativesPresentation softwareAnimationPhotosMoviesComic stripsBrochureJournalsWikiWebsite sharingDemonstratingMusic production3D shapesQuiz
Lecture Overview<br />Introduction to production<br />Definition of production tools<br />Production task characteristics<br />Student benefits of production<br />Examples of production<br />SNOWY<br />Identifying trees<br />
Definition of Production Tools<br />Form of learning whereby students create a product or concrete artifact that is the focus of their learning and shows what they learned<br />
Production Task Characteristics<br />Developed over time<br />Involves more than one discipline<br />Includes student choices<br />Deals with authentic (real-world issues)<br />Students receive help and scaffolding (support) from a variety of sources<br />Assessment is ongoing from many sources, including the students themselves<br />
Question #1<br />What are some benefits of producing a movie like this over, say, a test or an essay, which are more “typical” student productions?<br />
Student Benefits of Production<br />Individual and group responsibility<br />Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity<br />Strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs<br />Visualizing and decision making<br />Organizing<br />Knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task<br />
Examples of Production Tasks<br />Storymercial<br />Digital storybook<br />PowerPoint presentation<br />Book report<br />Brochure<br />Comic strips (next slide)<br />Digital scrapbook<br />Web-published products<br />Web pages, character journals, or blogs<br />Educational podcasts<br />Class projects<br />
Teacher Production Example:Changing Decimals to Fractions<br />http://www.schooltube.com/video/12532/Changing-Decimals-to-Fractions-A<br />
A Child’s WarA video made in Second Life by Global Kids<br />Video: Year-end project for the Global Kids.<br />Based on youth research <br />Situation of child soldiers in Uganda and the upcoming trial and the International Criminal Court. <br />Earlier piece about digital media and youth<br />Read the youth leaders blogs<br />Watch other videos from Global Kids at:http://youtube.com/profile?user=holym...<br />