Catching Creativity is a newsletter developed by Shakopee Digital Learning Coaches to share ideas and inspire all of us to embrace the 6C's and reshape learning experiences.
Sweeney Ks have been practicing book reviews on some of their favorite books. They shared their reviews in a news show using Touchcast and a green screen. Check out some samples below!
Sun Path Media • 3rd graders showed their knowledge of the media center and genres by completing a BreakoutEDU. This was developed with Mr. Lincoln and DLCs to challenge the students to think outside the box and work together. The students gave it a 10!
Jackson High Potential • They broke out! Students worked collaboratively to find clues and solve puzzles to unlock the boxes in the room. Critical thinking skills, teamwork and problem solving skills were used throughout the time given. Check out this video that recaps the project:
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America, 1st grade students at Jackson settled in to read a variety of Dr. Seuss classics. They chose their favorite book and created a video using the Green Screen app by DoInk to share their opinions about it.
Sweeney 4th graders took a new approach to writing up their state reports by creating a class website to demonstrate their learning. Students researched their state, then organized content with text, headings and creative commons images. Google Sites was the perfect website publication tool to complete this project.
Eagle Creek 5th grade students had the opportunity to use their creativity while showing what they learned about events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Students went through the writing process to create a script and storyboard prior to recording multiple scenes using the iMotion app, a stop motion app. The final editing came together using Green Screen by DoInk and iMovie.
Algebra 1 students at West Junior High worked on planning the “Illest Road Trip Ever” during their linear equations unit. The project was discovered in the MathTwitterBlogoSphere (aka #MTBoS) on Twitter thanks to Carl Oliver (@carloliwitter). Students worked through their budget for the trip and connected knowledge of data, rates, and initial values to points, slopes, and intercepts. Students also needed a theme for their road trip and created a 60 second video pitch to sell their idea to our “TV executives” to make their road trip a reality show. Crystal and Ashley from our Communications department and Jake Sturgis from Capture Video in Eden Prairie evaluated the video finalists and picked the winners.