Meograph is a digital storytelling app which provides tool for creating map-based and timeline-based narrated stories. Anyone familiar with Google Earth tour, will find it easy to create Meograph because it uses the Google earth browser plug-in.
For this semester, again in collaboration with Dr. Fernandez of Social Studies, 7th graders were tasked to create Meographs on their assigned ancient civilization.
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 for the task: Meograph Rubric
Here are the presented Meographs:
Johanna, Eli, Ottmar, Pamela
Chloe, Maureen, Tim and Isara
Jappy, Bea, Sophie, Jewel
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!