Reflecting on Challenges and Celebrating Acceptance and Growth


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Reflecting on Challenges and Celebrating Acceptance and Growth

  1. 1. Digital Media Instructional Plan: Reflecting on Challenges and Celebrating Acceptance and Growth By: Holly Petrich EDU 6440 Using Digital Media in Your Classroom
  2. 2. Learners <ul><li>This unit is created for an 8 th grade American History classroom where I would teach five sections a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners come from diverse backgrounds and there are many different multiple intelligences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topic <ul><li>My topic is </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting on Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>and Celebrating </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance and Growth </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rationale <ul><li>My rationale for this unit is that while students are mentally prepared in school, they also need to learn emotionally and socially. It is important for students to reflect on what has happened in the past and learn and grow from these events. Using digital tools in the classroom is necessary for students to grow mentally, emotionally, and socially. Students develop lifelong skills that are necessary for successful futures. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Students will identify people who have dealt with challenges and made a positive difference in other people’s lives and explain their contributions. Students will list the actions that were taken by others because of this intolerance. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will synthesize information on the person/group of people they chose to create digital video on. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will reflect on how to bring more tolerance into the world. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ISTE NETS Standards for Students <ul><li>Standard 2 a: 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 </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 3b: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media </li></ul>
  7. 7. Description of Project <ul><li>Students will create a five to seven minute video on a person who dealt with a challenge/was treated unfairly and explore what action was taken because of the intolerance that occurred. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will work in groups of three to four and I will pick the groups. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Description of Project Cont. <ul><li>Students will create a storyboard before they begin their video. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will turn in their storyboards with their project. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will present videos to the class. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources Needed <ul><li>Storyboard: Large pieces of white paper, colored pencils or markers, pen or pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Computer/laptop, Internet, movie editing software, digital camera, camcorder/flip cam </li></ul>
  10. 10. Overview of Guidelines <ul><li>Here is what students need to include in their video: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Who is the person/group of people in the video and what was the challenge they went through? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Using research to back you up, give as much information about your person/group of people as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Why is what they went through important to remember? </li></ul><ul><li>4) What do others think of this event? Was any action taken to try and correct what happened? 5) What can we do in the future to ensure this doesn’t happen again? Reflect. </li></ul><ul><li>6) Any additional information you would like to share! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Evaluation of Project <ul><li>Students will receive formative assessment throughout their project and will receive summative assessment at the end of their project. </li></ul><ul><li>I have created a rubric for students, so they know what is expected of them and how to attain full points. Click on the icon to see the rubric! (You may not be able to view it in Slide Show view.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reflection <ul><li>“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”—Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love”—Bryant H. McGill </li></ul><ul><li>You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”—Friedrich Nietzsche </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>International Society for Technology in Education. (2007). Nets for students 2007. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Ivers, K. S., & Barron, A. (2010). Multimedia projects in education: Designing, producing, and assessing (4th ed.). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson, S. (2011). Digital tools for teaching: 30 e-tools for collaborating, creating, and publishing across the curriculum. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House. </li></ul><ul><li>LoTi Inc. (2011). LoTi framework. Retrieved from </li></ul>