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Transdisciplinary Strand 2: Communication and Innovation

TRANSDISCIPLINARY STRAND 2: COMMUNICATION AND INNOVATION
Standard 2: Students interpret, evaluate, communicate, and work collaboratively to create innovative products using digital and visual media.
Enduring Understanding: The appropriate choice and creative use of media allows us to communicate effectively.
Essential Question: How does the appropriate choice of media allow for more effective communication?
Learning and working in our society requires the use of digital and visual media to plan, interpret, evaluate, work collaboratively and create innovative products. Curriculum connections can be made throughout all content areas– some are assured experiences and others are model lessons/projects that can be collaboratively planned at the school level.

 

2.1:  Create:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technologies.

Enduring Understanding: The appropriate choice and creative use of media allows us to communicate effectively.
Essential Question: How does the appropriate choice of media allow for more effective communication?

1.  Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas or products.
2.  Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and resources.

Performance Tasks:

Illustrated digital project: Use scanned/digital art to contribute to a digital book project.

Presentation: Use word processing or a drawing program to create a presentation or document.

Illustrate a topic using data: Use data to explore and relate patterns or information (meteorology unit).

Idea Webbing:  Use graphic organizer program to brainstorm a topic, explore patterns of growth such as life cycles, compare life “then and now” or create a neighborhood or community map.

2.2:  Collaborate:  Students use digital media to interact with others, work collaboratively and demonstrate global awareness.

Enduring Understanding: Digital media allows us to collaborate with other people and communities.
Essential Question: How can I use digital and web-based media to collaborate with others?
1.    In a collaborative group, use a variety of technologies to produce a presentation for a curriculum area.

Performance Tasks:

Classroom exchange: Participate in a class project with peers through ePals with other schools within or outside of the district.

Publish Class Newspaper/Book/Multimedia Project: Contribute to a class newspaper or multimedia project.

Virtual Field Trip: Participate in “virtual field trip” to places such as museums, zoos through websites or video conferencing.

2.3: Communicate: Students interpret, evaluate and communicate using digital and visual media.

Enduring Understanding:  In a world of media, it is important to be a critical user in order to understand the impact of both incoming and outgoing messages.
Essential Question:
Is there more to the message than meets the eye?
1.    In a collaborative group, use a variety of technologies to produce a presentation for a curriculum area.

Performance Tasks:

Digital Storytelling:  Create a photostory selecting appropriate digital images to best relate information or a story.

Digital Photography: Take daily digital pictures to record a changing phenomenon (ex: growth of daffodil).



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