ALEX Learning Activity


Who's Who in Ancient Rome

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Myra Harris
System:Hale County
School:Greensboro Middle School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1113
Who's Who in Ancient Rome
Digital Tool/Resource:
Animator App for iPad
Web Address – URL:

Animoto helps you create exciting videos from photos and video clips. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
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
11 ) Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.

Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases

-  collecting—probeware, graphing calculators

-  organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets

-  evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility

-  synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 6-8
12 ) Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.

Examples: instant messages, e-mail, blogs, wikis, collaborative authoring tools, online learning communities

•  Demonstrating digital file transfer
Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading

Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 6-8
14 ) Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

Examples: ideas—predictions, trends

-  products—animation, video

-  processes—models, simulations

Learning Objectives:

Students will:

  • Research ancient Roman emperors using digital resources
  •  Collaborate with others to complete project
  • Communicate effectively with others
  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

  1. Introduce the Animoto app
  2. Demonstrate how to capture pictures on the iPad by using the camera, as well as, downloading copy-right free pictures from the web
  3. Allow students to select one emperor on which they wish to educate their peers on
  4. Provide students with guidelines and rubric
Assessment Strategies:

Students will share the product with teacher and peers for peer and teacher review.

Advanced Preparation:

Teacher will need to ensure that the Animoto App is installed on all student and teacher iPads. 

Variation Tips (optional):
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
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