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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (7) 10 :
10 ) Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.7.1]

[ELA2015] (7) 25 :
25 ) Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources. [W.7.6]

[ELA2015] (8) 10 :
10 ) Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.8.1]

[ELA2015] (9) 10 :
10 ) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.9-10.1]

[ELA2015] (10) 10 :
10 ) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.9-10.1]

[ELA2015] (11) 10 :
10 ) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. [RI.11-12.1]

[ELA2015] (12) 10 :
10 ) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. [RI.11-12.1]

[DLIT] (7) 22 :
16) Construct content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Examples: Design a multi-media children's e-book with an appropriate readability level.

[DLIT] (7) 23 :
17) Publish content to be available for external feedback.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

[HE1] (8) 13 :
13 ) Explain why mixing drugs can cause injury, illness, and death.

[HE1] (9-12) 15 :
15 ) Identify effects on health and behavior regarding the use of chemical substances, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

[HE1] (7) 7 :
7 ) Demonstrate decision-making skills as they relate to situations involving health risks.

Examples: responding appropriately to sexual harassment, avoiding physical conflict, objecting to verbal and physical bullying, avoiding inappropriate electronic communication

Subject: English Language Arts (7 - 12), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (7 - 8), Health (7 - 12)
Title: Drugs and the Teen Brain (HyperDoc - Website Creation)
Description:

The students will synthesize information to learn how their brain develops and why using drugs and alcohol is especially risky for teens. Students will use this information to design, create, and publish a Google Site that explains why teens are more at risk for becoming addicted to drugs than adults.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 23 :
23 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 20-22 above.) [W.8.4]

[ELA2015] (8) 25 :
25 ) Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. [W.8.6]

[DLIT] (8) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (8) 22 :
16) Present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Example: Create and share a help video for a senior's center that provides tips for online safety.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Subject: English Language Arts (8), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8)
Title: E-Cigarettes Public Service Announcement
Description:

After reading, analyzing, and discussing the article “E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend” and using the hyperdoc, students will synthesize information to learn the dangers of e-cigarettes and design, create, and publish a Public Service Announcement video that explains the dangers of e-cigarettes.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (4) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (3) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (4) 18 :
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

[DLIT] (3) 19 :
13) Communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains, using digital tools.

Example: Create a digital presentation to persuade school administrators to allow additional time for lunch.

[DLIT] (6) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (5) 22 :
16) Use advanced features of digital tools and media-rich resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

[DLIT] (6) 22 :
16) Communicate and/or publish collaboratively to inform others from a variety of backgrounds and cultures about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (7) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (7) 22 :
16) Construct content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Examples: Design a multi-media children's e-book with an appropriate readability level.

[DLIT] (7) 23 :
17) Publish content to be available for external feedback.

[DLIT] (8) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (9-12) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (9-12) 31 :
25) Utilize a variety of digital tools to create digital artifacts across content areas.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 12)
Title: Using Smore to Create Digital 'How-To' Guides
Description:

Smore is a digital flyer creator.  Once a digital flyer is created with Smore, the user can share the flyer with social media sites, email a link or embed the flyer into a webpage.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (7) 22 :
16) Construct content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Examples: Design a multi-media children's e-book with an appropriate readability level.

[DLIT] (7) 23 :
17) Publish content to be available for external feedback.

[DLIT] (8) 22 :
16) Present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Example: Create and share a help video for a senior's center that provides tips for online safety.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (7 - 8)
Title: Remembering 9-11
Description:

Make Beliefs Comix is a cartoon strip creator on which students create original cartoons.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (7) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (7) 22 :
16) Construct content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Examples: Design a multi-media children's e-book with an appropriate readability level.

[DLIT] (7) 23 :
17) Publish content to be available for external feedback.

[DLIT] (8) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (8) 22 :
16) Present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Example: Create and share a help video for a senior's center that provides tips for online safety.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (9-12) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (9-12) 31 :
25) Utilize a variety of digital tools to create digital artifacts across content areas.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (7 - 12)
Title: Disaster Awareness PSA
Description:

iMovie is a moviemaking app that allows students to make beautiful HD movies anywhere with everything they need to tell a digital story through an iPad or iPhone.




ALEX Learning Activities: 5

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (9-12) 11 :
5) Design and iteratively develop computational artifacts for practical intent, personal expression, or to address a societal issue by using current events.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8 - 12)
Title: PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Journalism and News Literacy Curriculum
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/af058021-4ecc-41b7-9023-2ee29f7b5feb/pbs-newshour-student-reporting-labs-journalism-curriculum/
Description:

PBS News Hour's Student Reporting Labs connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports.

Use these journalism and news literacy curriculum resources to help students produce high-quality, relevant stories that connect your community to national and global current events. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (6) 22 :
16) Communicate and/or publish collaboratively to inform others from a variety of backgrounds and cultures about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (6) 25 :
19) Track data change from a variety of sources.

Example: Use editing or versioning tools to track changes to data.

[DLIT] (6) 29 :
23) Discuss how digital devices may be used to collect, analyze, and present information.

[DLIT] (6) 36 :
30) Discuss and apply the components of the problem-solving process.

Example: Students will devise a plan to alleviate traffic congestion around the school during drop-off and pick-up.

[DLIT] (7) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (7) 29 :
23) Demonstrate the use of a variety of digital devices individually and collaboratively to collect, analyze, and present information for content-related problems.

[DLIT] (7) 33 :
27) Identify data needed to create a model or simulation of a given event.

Examples: When creating a random name generator, the program needs access to a list of possible names.

[DLIT] (8) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Visual Learning
URL: https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/2-visual-learning/
Description:

As part of this activity, you will be learning how to create visual organizers and how to create and use QR codes in learning.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this Thing you will:

  1. Know how to set a personal learning goal and reflect on my progress [Empowered Learner]

  2. Be able to organize and manage information [Knowledge Constructor]

  3. Understand how to use a scientific design process to collect and analyze information [Innovative Designer]

  4. Be able to express myself and share my ideas and work digitally [Creative Communicator]

  5. Be able to collaborate with a group to create an original design [Creative Communicator, Innovative Designer]



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 26 :
20) Collaborate locally and globally using online digital tools under teacher supervision.

[DLIT] (6) 22 :
16) Communicate and/or publish collaboratively to inform others from a variety of backgrounds and cultures about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 8)
Title: Collaboration
URL: https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/4-collaboration/
Description:

Life is sweet! It is especially sweet when you have all of the tools right at your fingertips to complete a project thus making you more productive!

Imagine using a program at school for typing a paper; however, at home, you do not have the software. Panic sets in! How are you possibly going to finish your assignment in the time your teacher has given without having the same software at home? Well, with a productivity suite that is FREE and online (such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive), you can get your work done in the comfort of your own home, PLUS you can collaborate on work, online, and with others! 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
When you have completed this activity you will:

- understand how to use a word processing application [Empowered Learner]
 
- know how to use advanced word processing features  [Creative Communicator]
 
- know how to share documents with others [Digital Citizen]
 
- know how to collaborate with others [Global Collaborator]



   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (6) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (6) 22 :
16) Communicate and/or publish collaboratively to inform others from a variety of backgrounds and cultures about issues and problems.

[DLIT] (7) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (7) 22 :
16) Construct content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Examples: Design a multi-media children's e-book with an appropriate readability level.

[DLIT] (7) 23 :
17) Publish content to be available for external feedback.

[DLIT] (8) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (8) 22 :
16) Present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.

Example: Create and share a help video for a senior's center that provides tips for online safety.

[DLIT] (8) 23 :
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Powerful Presentations
URL: https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/11-powerful-presentation/
Description:

Tired of writing all the time? Would you like to express yourself through a presentation instead? During these Quests, you are going to learn how to present your ideas creatively through Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint. If you would like to try Prezi as an option use the Gold Quests. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this activity you will:

  1. know how to use online presentation tools [Empowered Learner]

  2. understand the features and attributes of effective presentations [Creative Communicator]

  3. know how to use a variety of media to create and collaborate on an effective presentation [Global Collaborator]



ALEX Classroom Resources: 4

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