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.
As part of this activity, you will be learning how to create visual organizers and how to create and use QR codes in learning.
When you have completed this Thing you will:
Know how to set a personal learning goal and reflect on my progress [Empowered Learner]
Be able to organize and manage information [Knowledge Constructor]
Understand how to use a scientific design process to collect and analyze information [Innovative Designer]
Be able to express myself and share my ideas and work digitally [Creative Communicator]
Be able to collaborate with a group to create an original design [Creative Communicator, Innovative Designer]
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 OBJECTIVESWhen 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]
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.
When you have completed this activity you will:
know how to use online presentation tools [Empowered Learner]
understand the features and attributes of effective presentations [Creative Communicator]
know how to use a variety of media to create and collaborate on an effective presentation [Global Collaborator]