Today is Digital Learning Day. This is the third year we have participated.
Planning on introducing a new unit to my 5th and 6th grades today – a bit of a challenge!
5th grade: Students will scan a web site (to be announced), and pick up 10 key words that could provide a good snapshot of the topic.
Then they would create a list on a Word document, and be sent to a Word Cloud generator to ceate their own Word Cloud. Topics I will choose form are from this week’s news:
(a) Apple Watch
(b) Will Ferrell ‘plays’ Cactus League – visiting Mesa, Arizona this week!
6th Grade: Students will learn the differences (and relationship) between URLs and QR Codes. The challenge is to use 3 web sites and 4 steps to produce customized and usable information. They will:
(a) Visit a web site provided, and copy the link
(b) Go to Kaywa, the QR Code generator where they will create and download the Code.
(c) Open the image file, which could be a PPG of TIFF, in Pixlr.com (the Photoshop Clone)
(d) Create a poster using Pixlr, with QR Code image and text
Once done, they will save it to a shared folder, and print it out.
See last year’s activity here in my class.