iTunes U is a resource for schools and universities to post informative guides and videos. Salisbury Township School District has a section on iTunes U where teachers and staff will be creating courses with audio, video, and documents.
You can learn more about iTunes U this summer by registering for the iTunes U Summer Academy offering. Download the Summer Academy brochure to learn more!
Use the attached guide to locate our school page on iTunes U.
Mrs. Attar’s class had a Mother’s Day Tea on May 8, 2013. Mothers were invited into the classroom to view a Keynote presentation that the students had worked very hard to create. In the presentation, each student shared why they love mom. In the process of creating the presentation, the students learned how to type with different fonts, colors, and styles. They also learned how to insert clip art from the iPhoto Gallery. Finally, the students learned how to use the Flip video camera and record classmates reading what they wrote about their moms. The mothers enjoyed watching the presentation, eating cookies and drinking tea. Also, the students sang five Mother’s Day songs! To end the time together, the students made a craft with their moms to take home!
Listen to what the student wrote and read!
Last month English teacher, Jennifer Piagesi, and library media teacher, Robin Burns, met to discuss ways to incorporate technology into review for the upcoming Keystone exams. They decided students would be provided with a reading prompt. Students would then be asked to summarize the prompt and review the text for purpose and literary devices. Instead of simply having students talk to the text, Jennifer and Robin developed five stations to make the process of text analysis more collaborative, involving the use of Falcon Apps (Google Apps for Education).
For the lesson, students first experienced a cold read of the poem, “The Song in the Dell.” Students then worked through the five stations in groups. Each station included various aspect of digital collaboration. For example, one station required students to work together to identify literary terms from the text and then create a Google Presentation to share with the group. Each member of the group identified at least one literary term, defined the term, and then shared an example from the text. Once students worked through the five stations they shared their work with the class using the SMARTBoard.
Sample Literary Devices Presentation: A Song in the Dell
Studying media is certainly enlightening. It is a reflection of time, and the linchpin of communication, knowledge, and design. I particularly love the infiltration of design because of its infinite, malleable realm of ideas and creativity which media allows you to collect, interpret, and present. The psychology of media is definitely interesting, too. ~Tori
This course has strengthened my desire to learn and create. It’s given me a sandbox to build projects and develop useful skills. We gain different perspectives on concepts and how to view the world through others’ eyes in order to appeal to an audience. ~Austin
I have taken a good liking to working on media. It has broadened a larger spectrum of creativity and abstract thinking which is something I can take with me and apply to what lies ahead. ~Killian
This class requires personal initiative induced by freedom. You are provided with knowledge and must interpret it on your own to an extent that communicates a message. ~Lindsay
In conjunction with Staff Appreciation Week, we are featuring student work as a daily post on TL2014.org. Today, we feature Salisbury High School and Mrs. Krista Spradlin, German teacher along with Mrs. Robin Burns, Library Media Teacher. Thank you Mrs. Spradlin and Mrs. Burn for sharing this story!
This marking period German teacher, Mrs. Krista Spradlin, and Library Media Teacher, Mrs. Robin Burns, worked with German III and German IV students to create movies for a unit on travel. The students were tasked with planning a vacation to a region of Germany that interested them and then researching the sites visited using specific websites and subscription databases.
The German IV students’ movies were the culmination of the study of various regions and were based upon past units of vocabulary and grammar. Students worked in pairs and conducted research on different tourist sites, then learned how to assemble their information in a movie spoken completely in German. They also had to find photos, maps, and charts to help tell their stories.
Students were able to work in the library and received individual support from the school library media teacher, Mrs. Robin Burns, and building technology coach, Miss Jennifer Brinson, on research techniques, proper MLA citations, iMovie editing, and the use of green screen to embed themselves into photographs.
All of the information and digital resources for students are located on the high school library LibGuide.