Digital Literacy II

 

week 12: Apr 23 - apr 27

 

week 11: Spring Vacation

 

week 10: Apr 9 - Apr 13

week 9: Apr 2 - apr 6

  • Create: Fake News Article - due by Fri Apr 6
    - you can work in a group of 2 or 3, or on your own
    - Wiki List of Fake Sites, The Onion (satire), Snopes.com (fact checking site)
    - finished article should also include a catchy headline, and at least one photo


  • Begin: Survey & Infographic Project
    - class discussion: surveys
    - it helps to start at the other end and work backward - what person or group will you be presenting the results to? What are they asking you to find out? Then decide what questions to ask in order to create an effective survey
    - Part I - Creating the Survey
    - Part II - Creating the Infographic
    - project grading rubric


Types of Survey Questions with Poor Design

Ambiguous Can have more than one interpretation

  How many times did you repair a car last year?




Double Barreled or Double Direct:    

Asks a question that addresses two different points, but allows only one answer
   Does your home make you feel safe and warm?

Double Negative:  

Uses two negative words in the question - which can turn the question into a positive one
     Does it seem possible or does it seem impossible to you that the      
       Nazi extermination of the Jews never happened?

Biased/Leading:

Prompts the respondent to answer in a particular way

   Is it terrible for parents to smack their children?

Exhaustive Does not give all the possible choices

Exclusive

Answers options that do not overlap


week 8: mar 26 - Mar 29




Week 7: Mar 19 - Mar 23

  • Complete: Photo Project (due Fri March 23)
    - if you bring in your photos this week you can use some class time to work on this

  • Complete: Get in the Game and Vote Contest (due Fri March 23)
    - Videos can be no more than 30-seconds long.
    - Maximum video size is 300 MB. 
    - Contestants may use a video camera, computer, smartphone or tablet to produce videos
    - Videos may be animated or live action. Anything that might work in a TV commercial would be considered eligible (song, straight-forward information, cartoon, dramatic portrayal, voice-over). Be creative
    - Videos must contain a link to the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System
          www.registertovoteMA.com

 

week 6: Mar 12 - Mar 16

  • Discussion: Fake News

    Types of Fake News

    Fake:    

    Made up stories or hoaxes that are delivered under the pretext of being factual news stories.

    Satirical:  

    News sites that parody actual events and news and are for entertainment purposes only.  They often mimic reputable news sites, using exaggerated information out of context.

    Biased:

    News delivered with a particular point of view that may rely on propaganda and opinions rather than facts.

    Clickbait:  

    These are links that use sensationalized, misleading, or exaggerated headlines and images to get individuals to visit their website.  


  • Play: Factitious - Recognizing Fake News
    - work with a partner on this - see how many you get right

  • Play: Can you spot the fake news story?

  • Review: Fake or Real - 7 websites
    - you may work work with a partner
    - create one blog post that lists at least 3 of these sites, your opinion, along with a few details to support your opinion
    (reviewing all of them is even better...)

    - GenoChoice
    - Buy an Ancestor Online
    - Dog Island
    - Mankato, Minnesota
    - The Ova Prima Foundation
    - All About Explorers
    - Save the Endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus


  • Continue/Complete: Photo Project (due Fri March 23)
    - if you bring in your photos this week you can use some class time to work on this

  • Continue/Complete: Get in the Game and Vote Contest (due Fri March 23)
    - Videos can be no more than 30-seconds long.
    - Maximum video size is 300 MB. 
    - Contestants may use a video camera, computer, smartphone or tablet to produce videos
    - Videos may be animated or live action. Anything that might work in a TV commercial would be considered eligible (song, straight-forward information, cartoon, dramatic portrayal, voice-over). Be creative
    - Videos must contain a link to the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System
          www.registertovoteMA.com

week 5: Mar 5 - Mar 9

  • Register for Blogger Challenge

  • View: 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

  • Begin/Complete: Infographic Practice (due on blog by Fri Mar 9)

  • Continue/Complete: Photo Project (due Fri March 23)
    - if you bring in your photos this week you can use some class time to work on this

  • Continue/Complete: Get in the Game and Vote Contest (due Fri March 23)
    - Videos can be no more than 30-seconds long.
    - Maximum video size is 300 MB. 
    - Contestants may use a video camera, computer, smartphone or tablet to produce videos
    - Videos may be animated or live action. Anything that might work in a TV commercial would be considered eligible (song, straight-forward information, cartoon, dramatic portrayal, voice-over). Be creative
    - Videos must contain a link to the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System
          www.registertovoteMA.com


  • View: Spark Stories

 

week 4: Feb 26 - Mar 2

 

week 3: Feb 12 - Feb 16

 

week 2: Feb 5 - Feb 9

  • View: Point of View
  • View: Change Your Photo Perspective
  • Homework: Point of View Assignment
    - be sure your photos are something you shoot outside of class
    - due for next class meeting (Wed/Thu this week)

  • View: Rule of Thirds - general subjects & video
  • Homework: Rule of Thirds Assignment
    - be sure these are photos you shoot outside of class
    - due for first class meetings next week: (Mon/Tue)

  • Complete: Pixlr Practice Assignments (due by: Fri Feb 9)
    - Lesson 1 - filters
    - Lesson 2 - crop, resizing
    - Lesson 3 - magic wand, layers, and adjustments
    - Lesson 4 - clone stamp tool
    - Lesson 5 - combining photos
    - Lesson 6 - adding text

  • Optional : Photo Project Profile Picture with Pixlr
    - you don't need to use a photo of yourself if you prefer not to
    - post on blog when complete (if you choose to do this)

  • Introduce: Adobe Spark
    - View: My Travel Spark Page


    La Dolce Vita
  • Complete: Spark Page Practice Assignment
    - choose a topic (travel, hobby, etc)
    - include the following
    1. An image at the top
    2. A title for your project
    3. At least 3 paragraphs of writing
    4. At least 4 more images
    5. At least 3 hyperlink buttons to websites that are relevant to your topic
    6. Apply a style theme
    7. When finished - Publish and Share -
    - put both a HYPERLINK and the EMBED code on your blog post - we will discuss how to do this in class
    - also include a hyperlink at the top of the post

 

Week 1: Jan 30 - Feb 2

  • Homework: News Article
    - due at start of next class meeting (Thu/Fri this week)
    - grading rubric

  • Discuss: Class and Work Expectations

  • Create: a Google Folder for this class
    - be sure your name is included in the title
    - share with me: mkelly@sandwich.k12.ma.us

  • Create: a blog for this class
    - email the link to me: mkelly@sandwich.k12.ma.us


  • Begin/Complete: Pixlr Practice Assignments
    - Lesson 1 - filters
    - Lesson 2 - crop, resizing
    - Lesson 3 - magic wand, layers, and adjustments
    - Lesson 4 - clone stamp tool
    - Lesson 5 - combining photos
    - Lesson 6 - adding text