Technology

Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs).

This is an interactive whiteboard tool that allows you to record or replay your voice, handwriting and drawings. You can add text, photos, and animate images by dragging them around while recording.

This tool that allows you to turn videos into assessments by integrating questions. It allows you to upload videos or utilize videos via the web, with access to YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, etc.

Upload or take a picture and make it talk by overlaying a mouth on the photo and recording your voice to animate a video.

This tool allows you to use photos, video clips and music to create simple video slideshows.

In this 3 week unit, students will be learning to use Microsoft Sway. Sway is a presentation programthat's part of the Microsoft Office family. Students will be shown a video about Swaythen they will go through a step by step guide to using Sway. Students will be using Sway and Paint to recreate a children's storybook to present to an elementary class.

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Students will be researching entry level careers and the education required to be qualified for those positions.  Students will be provided with specific websites in which to research, previously vetted by the teacher, in order to best help their research.  In order to help students choose careers to research, they will take a career test which will provide them with a list of possibl

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Students will acclimate themselves to the district, school and classroom policies regarding safety and netiquette when using the worldwide web and create presentations about the policies.

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Part 1 and part 2 of this lesson has an upper elementary create an animoto video about themselves or their family in some way.

 

Assignment:  Make a video with Animoto, to help us learn about YOU!

 

Here are the choices from which to choose:

  1. About the author video.

  2. Interview someone on video.

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This unit is designed for a Digital Media or Graphic Design course. It could be adjusted to fit most grades, but it was created for the high school setting. In this unit, students will draw upon graphic design techniques from past projects to help them learn how to create a file for 3D printing.
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