6th Graders, for their final assessment, was tasked to create virtual tours of Ancient Egypt using Google Earth. It involved choosing locations, setting views, linking images and videos, and recording of the tour.
The task aimed to achieve the following ISTE Standards for Students:
Creativity & Innovation – create an original project (e.g., presentation, web page, newsletter, information brochure) using a variety of media (e.g., animations, graphs, charts, audio, graphics, video) to present content information to an audience
Communication & Collaboration – use digital resources (e.g., discussion groups, blogs, podcasts, videoconferences, Schoology, Edmodo) to collaborate with peers, experts, and other audiences
Research & Information Fluency – use a variety of digital resources to locate information
Digital Citizenship – provide accurate citations when referencing information sources
Here is the rubric used to rate the finished works: Google Earth Rubric
Here are the submitted recordings:
Religion by Grace & Regina
Pharaohs by Ashley & Jeremy
Lifestyle by Radha & Marcus
Geography by Jia & Seth
Contributions by Sabine & Paola
Social Structure by Vince & Gina
This week in Middle School, ICT classes will be spent creating their final learning output for the 2nd Quarter. These students are expected to create something new for their Social Studies alternative assessment output. I have planned and collaborated with Dr. Fernandez, Social Studies Teacher, to make sure that the students are given the right instructional support both for content and technical skill so they are able to come up with exemplar works.
8th Grade will explore the technology of augmented reality and come up with an exhibit about the Renaissance Period.
It is going to be an exciting and challenging week for everyone. Then again, no one said it was going to be easy, but it will be worth it in the end!