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BUS: IT - Utah Stories Project

Life Skills:

  • Social & Civic Responsibility
  • Communication

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Individual


 

Summary:
The Utah Stories Project at iTunes U is designed to collect stories about Utah places, events, history, people, and happenings from students, teachers, and residents. These stories can be "published" in the form of audio, enhanced audio, video, or PDF to Utah's K12 iTUnes U page. Many of these stories will be able to be tied to a geo-location by giving the latitude and longitude in GPS coordinates of the event or place.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Career and Technical Education Introduction
Standard 8 Objective 1

Explore the relationship and impact of information technology, computer science, and digital media in the business arena.

Career Connections:

  • Historian
  • Surveyor
  • Librarian
  • Sound Engineer

Materials:
Computers
Presentations, Recording or Moviemaking software
(PhotoStory 3, Keynote, Movie Maker, Audacity, etc., iMovie)
GPS (optional)
Digital Camera
(attached files)

Attachments

Background For Teachers:
See Lesson Plan and Project Guidlines
(attached)

Student Prior Knowledge:
Basic Computer Skills

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will:

Demonstrate the use of a digital camera and/or other digital recording device.

Explore online databases such as Google Maps, Pioneer Library, Utah Digital Newspapers, etc.

Understand the elements, planning and development of a multimedia presentation (sound, text, graphics, video, animations and interactivity).

Use word processing software to perform simple desktop publishing activities.

Read and interpret maps.

Understand the contributions of Native Americans, explorers and Utah's pioneers Research the ways people maintain and preserve cultural identity.

Instructional Procedures:
See Lesson Plan and Project Guidelines

Author:
Carl Lyman
MICHAEL WOOD
Jeff Hinton
Ryan Andersen

Created Date :
Jun 21 2010 08:47 AM

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