Digital Media Teacher Resources
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Living in a Digital World
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can offer.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 83 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creating Oral Presentations Using Inspiration Software II
In the second of two sessions on creating oral presentations, pupils prepare a slide show to accompany their talk using Inspiration software. Find the first component of the project, in which class members diagram, map, and outline their presentations, at the Inspiration website.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is a digital footprint and how is it related to college admissions? Start out by defining and discussing the term, supporting the conversation with a video about what a positive digital footprint looks like. Next, invite small groups to role play and pretend they are college admissions panels choosing between two high school seniors.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Online Reputation and Cyber-bullying
Combat cyberbullying with information. During this plan, learners watch a couple of videos, consider online behavior scenarios, brainstorm long- and short-term consequences, and discuss how to react to bullying in order to build up to creating a class charter with specific rules for online conduct.
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 7 Downloads
Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships
Sexting can be risky, but do your pupils understand the possible consequences and how to deal with tricky situations? Start your activity off with a brief discussion about communication and a video about a real-life sexting issue. The video leads into some group work and more discussion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Working Together Digitally
Now that your kids know everything about the world around them, it's time to get them familiar with the importance of connecting and communicating with other people using digital technology. They engage in two different activities that help them reflect on all the ways technology helps them research, connect, collaborate, and create.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 52 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Digital Video Photographers
Young photographers explore the world of digital videography. Learners take videos with a digital camera, upload them to a computer, then utilize iMovie software to put together a presentation. This should be an exciting learning experience for first graders, and older kids as well.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Should Video Games be Regulated?
Persuade your pupils to take a stance on a variety of issues. Warm up with an activity that has class members walk to a yes or no sign based on their opinion. They then fill out a graphic organizer with persuasive arguments. After they are done practicing, writers evaluate information about video games, compose persuasive letters, and send final drafts of their letters to government officials.
6th - 8th Language Arts 48 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"The Beaches of Agnes": Planning a Video Self Portrait
Agnes Varda’s autobiographical “The Beaches of Agnes,” models for young filmmakers the cinematic self-portrait. Far from “old and plump,” Varda is a giant of filmmaking and will inspire your pupils. After watching a clip of this famous French woman, class members create a storyboard for their own reflection on a place, relationship, or experience of personal importance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Digital Life 102
Catch your pupils' attention by starting class with a quiz about digital media! After going over their answers with a partner, individuals compose similes about the role of digital media in their lives and share these with the class. Teacher discussion questions and sample responses are provided for the video that pupils watch after they complete the sharing process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Reality of Digital Drama
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking notes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 97 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scholars learn to use digital cameras to take pictures of natural subjects. They will examine the use of digital cameras, how to download photos, and to develop a digital project. They take nature pictures and develop a Power Point or multi-media presentation.
K - 12th Technology & Engineering 64 Views 218 Downloads
Although originally designed for young film makers who wanted to enter their videos in a contest, the step-by-step instructions included here would serve as a guide for any video project. Classes with no access to video editing software could develop their proposals and create storyboards.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Video Game Violence: Explore Possible Impacts
Introduce middle schoolers to the issue of video game violence with a multifaceted approach. Learners complete a gaming survey, as well as read and discuss a news feature about violent video game sales and a handout on stimulus addiction. They then compare preferences and playing habits among boys and girls, evaluate ads in gaming magazines, review industry ratings, and write a short opinion piece about the impact of violence in video games.
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills 13 Views 30 Downloads
"Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back” Language Arts Lesson Plan
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
7th - 12th Health 92 Views 298 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Add Up To Four 2-Digit Numbers by Using Addition Facts and Friendly Numbers
Learning to recognize friendly numbers is a big step in developing fluency with addition. Looking at multiple real world examples, the instructor models how to rearrange addition number sentences and use friendly numbers to quickly and accurately find sums of multiple addends.
5 mins 1st - 3rd Math 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creating Oral Presentations
New to presentation software? Whether used as a teacher resource or to inspire your class, the step-by-step procedures detailed by a tutorial from Inspiration® software will insure top-flight slide presentations. Examples, illustrations, extensions and adaptations are included.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 38 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?
Ever notice that, just after looking at an item online, that item shows up in an advertisement along the side of another webpage? That's because many companies track online data and use it to create targeted advertisements. Introduce your class to this concept and ask them to discuss online safety.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Arduino Blink Challenge
Emerging engineers read about how Arduino software and how it can be used. Then they follow a nine-step tutorial to connect an Arduino board to a computer and put it to work! The objective is to code a program that will cause an LED to consistently turn on for five seconds, then turn off for two.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable