Year 2 Grade 6-8 Curriculum Inquiry Projects - Round One


Post a summary for each project being designed by teachers participating in the Second Year Technology For Learning Project. Complete the basic information fields AND attach a file of your "HEAT Student Performance Task" -

Technology Support Person - Kristen Smith
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Product Advertisment.
School / Teacher Name
Fairhaven/Chris Catton
Grade Level
Grade 7/8
Content Area
language arts/science
Driving Question
How can we communicate to pursuade others?
Scenario Task
You have created a Hovercraft and now you must create a commercial for your product.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive Advertisement
MODE of Communication
student choice
Student Digital Product

AD2
Other Supporting Documents


Technology Support Person - Tamzen Kulyk
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Communicating understanding in Math.
Project Title
Communicating Math
School / Teacher Name
Hugh Cairns School/Jenine Tan
Grade Level
Grade 7
Content Area
Math
Driving Question
In what ways can I represent my understanding in math and what strategies did I use?
Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication
Personal Expression and Informative
MODE of Communication
Variety of tools such as: blogger, smart tablet, flip cams, written.
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents


Technology Support Person - Brian Gurney
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Cell Phone PSA
School / Teacher Name
Montgomery School/Brian Gurney
Grade Level
7/8
Content Area
Science
Driving Question
What is important when persuading a target audience
Scenario Task
We now know the health concerns associated with cell phone use. Persuade the public of your stand on the issue.
TYPE of Communication
Public Service Announcement
MODE of Communication
Video (photo story, movie maker, anamoto etc)
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents
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Technology Support Person - Lisa Proctor
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Groups will create a PSA around body image that shares the research they found and possible answers to their inquiry questions
Project Title
Body Image Public Service Announcements
School / Teacher Name
John Lake/Mitch Lowe
Grade Level
Grade 7/8
Content Area
Health/LA
Driving Question
Groups created their own inquiry questions around the topic after discussion around good inquiry question creation
Scenario Task
Assess how body image satisfaction/dissatisfaction and over-reliance on appearance as a source of identity and self-esteem affects the quality of life of self and family.
TYPE of Communication
Personal Expression/Narrative
MODE of Communication
Pulbic Service Announcement
Student Digital Product
Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6z-vroCWOo
Other Supporting Documents




Technology Support Person - Charles Paul Bazin Webster
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Lakeview - Jason Brunett
Grade Level
7/8
Content Area
ELA and Expository Writing
Driving Question
How do amazing authors and exemplary texts motivate us to read and improve our writing?
Scenario Task
The production of a book review for the purpose of school wide consumption in the LRC using weekend QR codes and podcasting.
TYPE of Communication
Personal expression, short story, analyze/conclude
MODE of Communication
Podcast Book Review
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents




Technology Support Person - Dawn Morgan
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Persuasive Commercials
School / Teacher Name
Mayfair School--Stacey Salter
Grade Level
Grade 5/6
Content Area
Language Arts
Driving Question
How can using quotations marks help students write with more persuasion using xtranormal.com?
Scenario Task
The production of a script and commercial using xtranormal.com
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive advertisement
MODE of Communication
animation
Student Digital Product
xtranormal.com
Other Supporting Documents
Introduction (teacher) http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12613609/commercial-assignment

Student samples
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12700884/mercedes-ben

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12776572/super-clone