Welcome to Dave’s Digital Magic #8
Here are 5 links for you to explore.
1. THE FEATURE OF THE WEEK!
A world map that you can add information on.
Our school is on there, but it could use an update… the local 7-11 is labeled too.
You can add pictures and information anywhere on the map.
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2. Fun with Blocks
Your own digital landscape
Ever wanted to create your own isometric pixel picture, but didn’t know what the word isometric meant? Well, now you can fulfil your wildest dreams with Cubescape!
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3. More Artistic fun…
Not sure how you would use this with a class, but I had fun with it!
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4. Science Galore
Astronomy, Simple Machines, Chemestry, Biology… and more!
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5. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMMM…
That brings me to the third E, “Empowerment”.
In this approach students are part of the system itself. They participate in decisions about what is taught, what they would like to learn, and what strategies and tools they would like to use in the learning process. Some may decide to work more independently, some in groups; but they are part of the process of deciding what goes on in their own learning.
As we head into June, what can we do to help students leave our school feeling like they are empowered learners?
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Did you miss an edition of Digital Magic? Is there one you want to look back on again? Here are all the editions of Digital Magic in reverse order, (most recent first).
Have a great week!
With the tag, all project photos can be seen in a single space.
A description of the project by Cool Cat Teacher is here.
The Trig. assignment/Ruberic developed by Darren Kuropatwa is here.
What a great assignment to do for Fractions or Geometry!
The use of Hotspots is what really ties the photo to the learning!
(‘Add Note’ on a Flickr photo).
This is “Tenny’s trig” photo from Darren’s class. (With Hotspots Here)
This can be used in Art and quite frankly, across the curriculum, but I really like the potential for using it in Math. Congrats to Darren – this is brilliant!
A great activity to do with students. I have used it for art, and primarily for faces,
But a short trip through the gallery can show other great possibilities. A caution that the gallery is not moderated and some contributors are quite rude. I would do a search and find specific examples to express what you would like conveyed. There is the option for colour too, but I like black and white… especially for printing.
*Remember internet safety, caution students about signing their names and/or inputing thier e-mail address to have their work put in the gallery.
[Artwork is mine from the site.]