ALEX Learning Activity

  

Beginning of School Introductions

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Melissa Blake
System:Satsuma City
School:Robert E. Lee Elementary
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1318
Title:
Beginning of School Introductions
Digital Tool/Resource:
Sock Puppets app
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This tool will be used to allow the students to introduce themselves by creating a background and allowing the sock puppet to speak for them.  They will also include voice to tell a little about themselves.

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

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: K
12) Use a variety of digital devices, in both independent and collaborative settings.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will use basic features of various types of devices both independently and collaboratively.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • basic features of various digital devices.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use basic features of handheld/mobile devices collaboratively.
  • use basic features of handheld/mobile devices independently.
  • use basic features of desktops and laptops collaboratively.
  • use basic features of desktops and laptops independently.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can interact with apps on handheld devices via touch.
  • they can access programs and software on computing devices.
  • they can enter information in various ways.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
13) Use a design process in a guided setting to create an artifact or solve a problem.

Example: Problem - understanding locations on the school campus. Solution - draw paper or digital maps of the school.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will find and present solutions to problems.
  • will use different ways to find solutions.
  • will test possible solutions.
    Teacher Vocabulary:
    • define
    • strategy
    • visualize
    • perspective
    • pattern
    • cause
    • effect
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • solving a problem starts with finding and understanding the problem.
    • there can be more than one idea for a solution.
    • some ideas may or may not work.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    • find and define problems in a given context or scenerio such as story, video, in the classroom or school when given support and guidance from an adult.
    • use multiple strategies to find solutions to a problem when given support and guidance from an adult, such as visualizing, changing perspectives, finding patterns, stating cause and effect.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • they can solve problems in their home, classroom, and school.
    • there is more than one way to think through a solution to a problem.
    Digital Literacy and Computer Science
    DLIT (2018)
    Grade: 1
    R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

    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: 1
    17) Use digital devices with a variety of operating systems.

    Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices

    Unpacked Content
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • will determine which is the best device to use based on the project they would like to complete.
    • will perform basic touchscreen functions to complete tasks.
    • will perform basic functions on desktop and laptop computing devices.
    Teacher Vocabulary:
    • devices
    • tablets
    • desktop
    • laptop
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • different devices have different capabilities and functions.
    • basic features and how to use them on tablet/touchscreen devices.
    • basic features and how to use them on desktop and laptops.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    • determine basic reasons to select which device is best to use based on what they want to do.
    • use the basic features of touchscreen devices to access and interact with programs.
    • use the basic features of desktop and laptops to interact with programs.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • different digital devices have different capabilities.
    • devices must be selected for use based on what they want to do.
    • tablets, laptops, and desktops have various features and are useful in a variety of ways.
    Digital Literacy and Computer Science
    DLIT (2018)
    Grade: 2
    R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

    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.
    Learning Objectives:

    The learner will be able to use a digital tool to share information about themselves.  The student will need a basic understanding of the app and how it works.  They will be able to create a short video introducing themselves to the other students at the beginning of school.

      Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
    Phase:
    Before/Engage
    Activity:

    Students will create a sock puppet that will introduce themselves to the other students. 

    Assessment Strategies:

    Students share what they have created by showing it on the SMARTBoard.


    Advanced Preparation:

    Download app and do a short introduction on it.

    Variation Tips (optional):
     
    Notes or Recommendations (optional):
     
      Keywords and Search Tags  
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