ALEX Learning Activity

  

E-Cigarettes Public Service Announcement

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Amy Lack
System:Jackson County
School:Jackson County Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2259
Title:
E-Cigarettes Public Service Announcement
Digital Tool/Resource:
E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend Hyperdoc
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

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.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
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]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
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]

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce a multimedia artifact.
  • review artifacts created by others.
  • revise an artifact based on peer or teacher feedback.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • feedback is important in a design process.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a multimedia artifact.
  • critique the work of others.
  • revise their work based on feedback received.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • much like the writing process, design of a multimedia artifact nets the best results when creators have the opportunity to be given feedback and revise as needed.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
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.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • create and share a presentation designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • of the many mediums available to share content, some are more appropriate than others in given circumstances.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and present content designed for specific audiences through an appropriate medium.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • understanding your audience is as important as the content you are sharing or presenting.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
17) Communicate and publish individually or collaboratively to persuade peers, experts, or community about issues and problems.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select an issue or problem and publish content designed to persuade peers, experts, or the community.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to research and form an educated position about an issue.
  • how to communicate and publish opinion in an effort to persuade others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research and form an educated position about an issue.
  • communicate and publish an educated opinion in an effort to persuade others.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a digital platform provides the ability to publish ideas and reach a greater audience than was once possible.
Learning Objectives:

Students will produce clear and coherent writing using technology and multimedia tools to produce and publish writing that presents content designed for specific audiences to communicate about issues and problems.

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

This lesson incorporates a hyperdoc. A hyperdoc is an innovative way to put an entire digital lesson into your students’ hands that allows students to collaborate, think critically, combine information from multiple sources, and create through technology. (Watch the video for additional information: Introduction to Hyperdocs Video.)

  1. Students will watch the video PSA: E-cigarette & Vape Marketing Targets Youth.
  2. Students will activate prior knowledge by think-pair-sharing what they learned from the article Scholastic Head’s Up for Students “E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend”.
  3. Students will Explore at least four of the following:

         5. The teacher will explain to students: “Teens now use e-cigarettes more than any other nicotine-containing product.
 While e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers, 
most versions pose a great risk to teens because they contain the same addictive nicotine found in cigarettes. One cartridge can contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes."

6. Students will use Adobe Spark to create a video Public Service Announcement (PSA) to explain why e-cigarettes are not harmless. The PSAs will include at least two of the following:

  • How e-cigarettes are similar to tobacco cigarettes.

  • The health risks that e-cigarettes pose.

  • Why it is important that scientists continue to study the health effects of e-cigarettes.

    7. The teacher will share an example of an example Adobe Spark Video PSA for E-Cigarettes.

    8.  Students will peer edit using a rubric and provide feedback for improving each others’ videos.

    9.  Students will present their completed videos to the class.

    10. The class will vote on the best videos to be shared with other classes, on social media, and on YouTube.

    11. Students Reflect: What were some of the most interesting discoveries you made while working on this project? About drugs and teens? About yourself? About others?

Assessment Strategies:

The activity E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend Hyperdoc can be used to assess mastery of student's ability to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience and include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays to clarify information via the 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.

The teacher will use this teacher assessment rubric for evaluating the students' publications. 


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher will need to ensure that all students have access to a device and the Internet. The teacher and students will need prior knowledge of Adobe Spark Video. This is an Adobe Spark Video Tutorial.

Variation Tips (optional):

Teachers can change the amount of required information in the PSA Video for students who need accommodations.

Teachers can allow students to work with a partner.

Teachers can extend the lesson by having students explore the following resources for Project-Based Learning, Genius Hour, or Curiosity Research.

Teachers could use this activity with other video creators, Google Slides, or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Teachers could use this activity to teach students how to use Adobe Spark to create a video.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: adobe spark, ecigarette, edit, hyperdoc, Internet, multimedia, organization, produce, publish, purpose, real world, revise, rubric, task, technology, video, writing