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Graphics in the Curriculum Carol Siwinski Germantown Academy Curricular Technology Specialist PET&C February 20 -22, 2005 Where Are We More Digital Cameras Then Film Cameras Sold This Year Educators More Comfortable With Using Digitial Cameras

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graphics in the curriculum

Graphics in the Curriculum

Carol Siwinski

Germantown Academy

Curricular Technology Specialist


February 20 -22, 2005

where are we
Where Are We
  • More Digital Cameras Then Film Cameras Sold This Year
  • Educators More Comfortable With Using Digitial Cameras
  • Can Use Images in Instructional Ways That Were Previously too Difficult
  • Can Now Address Instructional Objectives That Were Not Possible Before
  • Students Can Easily Access Primary Source Images
  • Now is the Time To Use Images in Innovative Ways
  • National Standards Support Technology Integration
  • Enhance Your Curriculum and Bring Excitement to Your Classroom With Graphic Integrative Projects
type of graphics
Type of Graphics
  • Computer Generated Original Art
  • Scanned Original Art
  • Graphics Downloaded from the Internet
  • Scanned Still Images
  • Digital Images from Digital Camera
  • Digital Video
primary objectives
Primary Objectives
  • To integrate technology appropriately to support effective instructional practices across the curriculum.
  • To provide the opportunity for students to develop skills which are essential to compete in tomorrow’s lifelong learning practices.
identify graphic use in classroom
Identify Graphic Use in Classroom
  • Create Interactive Digital Posters
  • Create Presentations: Slide, Web Based
  • Create Digital Movies
  • Create Digital Stories
  • Teaching Writing Skills, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
core set of graphic tools
Core Set of Graphic Tools
  • Integration Package
    • Microsoft Word
  • Presentation Software
    • PowerPoint, KidPixs,
  • Organizational Software
    • Kidspiration, Inspiration
  • Internet Production
    • Macromedia Dreamweaver,
  • Multimedia Production
    • iMovie, iPhoto, Macromedia Fireworks, Sound Studio, PhotoShop,
  • Scanner, Digital Still Camera, Digital Video Camera
  • Supply of photo paper, miniDVD tapes, CDs,VHS, DVDs
key concepts for digital photography
Key Concepts for Digital Photography
  • Select a Digital Camera
    • Read Reviews, Visit Stores
    • Digital Camera Resource
    • Steve’s Digi Cam
    • What Features Do You Need/Afford
    • Batteries - Avoid Traditional Alkaline Batteries
    • Chargers - Separate Charger vs Camera
    • Buy Highest Megapixels in Price Range
    • Buy the Largest Memory Card - 256 or more
    • More Megapixels the Smoother the Photo
    • All Photos for iMovie Need to be Minimum of 640 X 480
    • To Use Ken Burns Effect in iMovie &Use Maximum Megapixels
examples of graphic integration
Examples of Graphic Integration
  • Power Point - used in middle and upper grades
    • Incorporates Text, Pictures, Sound, Movies
    • Easy Learning Curve
    • Can be Converted into HTML for Web Presentation

Historical Figure Contest

Pointing Towards War

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Examples of Graphic Integration
  • Macromedia Fireworks
    • Present Information in Creative, Visual Format
    • Digital Images Allow Students to Visually Communicate Meaning
      • Create Photo Collages of Print Text
      • Open Minds - Photo Collages That Represent Character’s Thoughts
    • Brings Old Poster Assignment to the Digital Age
    • Has Application in Most Disciplines
      • The Industrial Revolution

      • WWI Technology And Strategies
      • Vive La Difference

      • Viajando con Nuevos Destinos

      • Odes Elementals

      • Poemas Creatives

      • Where in the World is Atlantis

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Examples of Graphic Integration
  • iMovie
    • Creative Medium
    • Introduction to Video Camcorder, Digital Camera
    • Storyboard, Write Script, Take Footage, Download, Edit Video and Sound, Create Titles, Add Voice Over, Transitions, Effects, Bring Back to Tape
    • Application in Almost Any Discipline
      • Rimas de Amor
      • Video Meets Literature
      • Les Publicités Françaises
digital storytelling
Digital Storytelling
  • Allows Writer to Convey Personal Narrative Through Images, Video and Voice-Over
  • Students Become Screenwriters, Artist, Designers, Directors as Well as Readers and Writers
  • Digital Images Can Help Early Readers Envision Text
    • Start with Text Students Supply Images
    • Helps Beginner Readers to Visualize Meaning
  • Digital Images Offer a Unique Bridge to Writing
    • Start with Images Students Create Text
  • Digital Images Allow Students to Visually Communicate Meaning
  • Either Start with Images or Story
  • Digital Storytelling Cookbook

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Digital Storytelling
  • Everyone Has a Story to Tell
  • In Early Grades Record the Steps to Project
  • In Language Arts Create Personal Narrative
  • Can Create Documentaries to Bring History to Life
  • Can Communicate the Scientific Process of an Experiment
  • Process: Acquire, Analyze, Create, Communicate
    • Create Text,
    • Acquire and Analyze Images
    • Storyboard: Sequence Images, Effects, Voice-Over, Transitions
    • Create and Construct - Import Photos, Create Titles, Record Narration, Add Transitions, Apply Effects, Add Music
    • Communicate Through Presenting
  • Emphasize Content Over Effects
examples of digital storytelling
Examples of Digital Storytelling
  • KidPixs for Early Grades
  • Digital Images Help Readers Envision Text
  • Early Writers Can Use Images to Help Create Text
  • Digital Images Make Reading and Writing More Accessible
  • Can be Exported as Quick Time for Web Presentation
    • Our Animal Friends
    • Happenings on the Playground

    • Dinosaurs Slide Shows

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Examples of Digital Storytelling
  • iMove Digital StoryTelling
    • Combines Still Images, Short Video, Narrated Voice-Over to Bring Story to Life
    • Either Start with Images or Story Let Creative Flow
    • Allows Students to Visual Communicate Meaning
    • Can be: Personal Narrative, Creative Narration, Expository
      • Recontez une Histoire
      • Centos Digitales