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A Teacher's Guide to Digital Media in the Classroom (Apple Training)by Richard Harrington
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In this Apple-certified guide, Richard Harrington shows teachers how to integrate digital media arts into their existing curriculum using iLife ’08, iWork ’08, and practical, step-by-step projects. Developed in collaboration with the Pearson Education Foundation in accordance with the National Educational Technology Standards council, the book includes class-room tested guidelines from the Foundation's Digital Media Arts program, as well as inspirational profiles of successful digital media classroom projects around the world. Designed to be used with Apple Training Series: iLife ’08 and Apple Training Series: iWork 08, this guide covers everything from designing a photo essay to creating polished video projects, and will have teachers and students producing websites, podcasts, video blogs, and DVDs in no time. Students learn to:
• Express a Feeling: Create a photo-essay slideshow, add sound, and publish it on the web
• Make a Factual Case: Track data in a spreadsheet, organize it into charts, then deliver it as a Keynote presentation
• Make a Persuasive Case: Research an issue, develop an argument, and create a PSA in iMovie and burn it to DVD
• Solve a Problem: Reconcile income and expenses in a household budget and chart financial scenarios
• Tell a Story: Document the personal history of a community leader in a short, sophisticated movie
This focused guide consists of 5 week-long, step-by-step projects and 20 short-term projects that show teachers how to integrate digital media arts into their existing curriculum, using iLIfe 08 and iWork 08. Developed in collaboration with the Pearson Education Foundation in accordance with the National Educational Technology Standards council, the book includes class-room tested curriculum guidelines from the Foundation's Digital Media Arts program, as well as inspirational profiles of successful digital media classroom projects around the world.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Pearson Foundation):
Why Digital Arts? (Why it works)
Digital Arts Foundation
Case Study: Teacher of the Year
Technology as a vehicle, not an objective.
How to use this book.
Case Study: What Happens to Students When They’re exposed to Digital Arts
CH 1 Express a Feeling (Poetry, art, music)
Project: Photo essay.
Create or find images, pick background music, optional write poem, make an iPhoto album, organize and edit images, make a slideshow with music, publish on the web (iWeb page).
Case Study: E3 Crater High School
CH 2 Make a Case – Factual presentations (hard science)
Project: Science Experiment: Effect of road salt on roadside plants.
Track data into spreadsheet, Refine/analyze it, organize in different charts, pull into Keynote to create a presentation, design coversheet (Pages).
Case Study: Identity & Invisibility: Herbert High School, San Diego Unified School District
CH 3 Make a Case – Persuasive presentations (social science)
(Defend an opinion – show a debate – sell an idea)
Project: PSAs on Constitutional Amendment debate:
Research issue, develop argument, organize argument, write script, shoot movie, bring into iMovie, add music in Garageband, burn to DVD.
Case Study: Jane Goodall Global Youth Summit Taking Action on the Environment
CH 4 Solve a problem – math
Project: Budget – reconcile income/expenses in a household budget
Can we afford a Hawaii vacation this year? use pre-baked personal budget in Numbers, Hawaii puts you over, have them analyze and chart several scenarios of how to afford it, reach a decision. Possibly add a letter (communication) defending that decision.
Case Study: Young People Dream in Bostawana
CH 5 Tell a Story – (inform) art, creative writing, social science
Project: Biography Podcast: Document the Personal History of Someone Important in Your Community or your Life.
Case Study: Hurricane Katrina
Top 20 things teachers do in a classroom with iLife/iWork (task-based, simple)
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