ALEX Learning Activity

  

Making Inanimate Objects Talk

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Aimee Bates
System:Cullman City
School:Cullman City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1099
Title:
Making Inanimate Objects Talk
Digital Tool/Resource:
ChatterPix Kids app
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Using any image from your device camera roll, draw a mouth and record informational text to produce a fun, informative, short video. The app is appropriate for ages 5-95. No account is required and work can be exported to the device camera roll. Once the app is installed on the device, no internet connection is required. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: K-2
10 ) Design original works using digital tools.

Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 3-5
1 ) Use input and output devices of technology systems.

Examples: input—recording devices, keyboards, touchscreens

-  output—printers

•  Demonstrating ergonomics relative to technology systems
•  Demonstrating correct keyboarding techniques
•  Demonstrating safe removal of storage media
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 3-5
2 ) Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.

•  Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
•  Identifying digital file types
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 3-5
12 ) Create a product using digital tools.

Examples: products—digital story, podcast, digital artwork

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 6-8
2 ) Publish digital products that communicate curriculum concepts.

Examples: Web pages, videos, podcasts, multimedia presentations

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 6-8
5 ) Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Examples: word processing—reports, letters, brochures

-  spreadsheets—discovering patterns, tracking spending, creating budgets

-  databases—contact list of addresses and telephone numbers

-  presentation software—slideshow

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 9-12
Computer Applications
3 ) Demonstrate advanced technology skills, including compressing, converting, importing, exporting, and backing up files.

•  Transferring data among applications
•  Demonstrating digital file transfer
Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 9-12
Computer Applications
6 ) Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including image, video, and audio editing.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will will show ideas by using different applications on a device.
  • will change and fix those ideas on the device.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • text
  • image
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to type or use speech to text to type basic letters and words.
  • how to delete letters and words.
  • how to resize an image.
  • how to move an image around.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type and edit text.
  • resize and move images.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an artifact created digitally can be reviewed and revised easily and in the same platform.
  • text and images can be used together to convey an idea or information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will type and edit letters, words, and simple sentences correctly.
  • will use a digital tool to draw a simple picture.
  • will insert, move, and size a digital image.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • image
  • cursor
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to type letters, words, and simple sentences.
  • how to delete letters, words, and simple sentences.
  • place the cursor where they need to delete or add.
  • how to draw a simple picture digitally.
  • insert, move, and size an image.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type, review, and edit typed text.
  • create a simple drawing using digital tools.
  • select, size, and place images.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an artifact they create using digital text, images, and drawings can be used to convey ideas and information.
  • because the artifacts are digital, they can be edited and revised easily.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will create and edit multi-media projects with digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • record
  • text
  • digital
  • multi-media
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • devices can record pictures, drawings, videos, audio and text.
  • programs and applications can organize and help you edit pictures, drawings, videos, audio, and/or text.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type, record audio and video, and draw in a digital environment.
  • organize text, audio, video, and or drawings in a digital environment.
  • record their learning into a digital device using video, text, and/or pictures/drawings.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can show what they have learned using a digital resource such as video, audio, text, and or pictures/drawings.
  • because the work has been done in a digital environment, it can be easier to edit.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools using various forms of media.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA guidelines.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • , using digital tools.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA guidelines.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • using digital tools.
Learning Objectives:

Students will create a digital tool to demonstrate their understanding of a character or topic of choice.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

Following introduction of a topic, students will select an appropriate image and outline a discussion topic to convey data about a topic, character, etc. 

Assessment Strategies:

Based on teacher-created rubric, students will identify the components required by their teacher to demonstrate mastery/understanding of the topic presented.


Advanced Preparation:

iPhones/iPads need to have the ChatterKid Pix app by Duck Duck Moose installed prior to lesson.

images may need to be pre-loaded to the device camera roll

Variation Tips (optional):

Student-created images are always great options for adding to presentations.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
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