Student Name: Hope B.
Date Turned in:
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Final Video


As your final video, each student will summarize a different technology. This video should include the following:
A brief description of this technology
A sample of how it is used in the classroom and real life. (At least 1 example for each with a screenshot.)
Screen shots of the technology
An interview with 1-2 people about how they use the technology
A brief tutorial/ tour is worth bonus.

It should have the proper Creative commons License.
This video should be uploaded the Digiteen Dream Team youtube channel and embedded here. If you do not wish it to go on the channel, see me for alternate embedding.


Applications Proficiency


Word Processing

Word Processing Artifact #1:
Westwood Schools has participated in many projects throughout the world. We have recently decided to embark on a new journey. The ninth grade students are currently writing a book about digital information. We provide lessons for our parents, teachers, and other students on how to be digitally connected. I was assigned to write about Chapter 11, Eye Have A Story. I write about many aspects in my chapter. I write about photography, creating a YouTube Channel, and screencasting with Jing. I enjoyed writing this chapter. It was a great accomplishment and experience that I enjoyed participating in.
Program used: Microsoft Word

Word Processing Artifact #2: Permission Slip
The ninth grade computer fundamentals class was working on a project called Digiteen World. We were teaching the nine aspect of Digital Citizenship with the help a virtual world. We used Google Lively to teach children how to act on the internet. We were required to get permission from the student's parents allowing their child to participate in the Virtual World Project. Our project was a great success and I learned many lessons from it.
Program used: Google Docs

Spreadsheets


Spreadsheet Artifact:
The ninth grade students recently created a spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel. We learned that Excel is a great tool when working with money. We learned how to increase and decrease decimal numbers. We placed various numbers into columns and rows. We were able to change take our numbers chosen and change them into amounts of money. We worked with percentages.We developed customary charts that documented the numbers we used in our spreadsheets
Program used: Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet Artifact: Digiteen Dream Team Survey
We created a survey explaining the creation of our current book. The survey was provided for students to fill out, because we wanted their opinion on our book and find out whether they liked our ideas.
Program Used: Google Forms/ Spreadsheet

Presentations


I posted pictures about my seven greatest accomplishments during the year.
  1. YouTube Channel
  2. Google Lively Protest
  3. Flint River Project
  4. Digiteen Dream Team
  5. Digi Teen Ning
  6. Digi Teen Collaborative Wiki
  7. Chapter 11: Eye Have A Story

Online Proficiency



Blogging

Blog Post #1: Digiteen Dream Team and Lively Protest Reflection
I think this is my best blog post, because it is extremely sentimental to me. Google Lively was an important aspect to my computer fundamentals class at Westwood Schools. Lively taught us many lessons and it was a great program to use. We attempted to save Google Lively, but Google would not allow Lively to keep running. When Google Lively shut down it was truly depressing, because we worked a lot with Lively and it was very important to Westwood. Each individual student at Westwood learned numerous lessons and gained new abilities.
digiteen.ning.com/profiles/blogs/digiteen-dream-team-and-lively-2

Blog Post #2:Digiteen Introduction Video
I think this is one of my best blog posts, because it contains various pictures that describe my personality and it describes many programs that I have used throughout the year. I enjoy writing blog post that contain individuality, because I am allowed to teach people and show them who I am as a person at the same time.
digiteen.ning.com/profiles/blogs/1990934:BlogPost:10822

Blog Post #3:A Hoop Dream
I think this is one of my best blog posts, because it is a true life experience. Students throughout the world can relate to this story in some way. Children do not realize how truly privileged they are. Jason McElwain accomplished his major dream in life and it gives confidence to other athletes and students when they hear his story. “Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”
http://westwood.ning.com/profiles/blogs/693670:BlogPost:13180

Wikis and Collaboration


Wiki #1 - Lesson Wiki - Security Treats
During our lesson wiki, we divided into groups to create a wiki on the topic on Digital Citizenship that we were assigned. I was in group with Jordan B. and Sydnee S. We worked together and found information on the internet and in our computers fundamental workbook. We created a wiki that contained important lessons for people of all ages. We produced an informative wiki about networks and a great teaching tool.
http://westwood.wikispaces.com/2008+Security+Threats

Wiki #2-International Wiki Collaboration- Security and Safety
For the International Wiki, I worked with my fellow classmates and with students throughout the world on a collaborative project. My group was assigned Security and Safety which is one of the nine aspects of digital citizenship.I worked with Kunjan P. and Krysten J. and other students across the world. We communicated with each other through the Digiteen Wiki and the Digiteen Ning. We left comments and messages for one another in the discussion on the Digiteen Wiki. The International Wiki was exceedingly productive and I enjoyed it greatly.
http://digiteen2008.wikispaces.com/Digital+Security+and+Safety

Wiki #3 - Another wiki- Jing Demonstrations
The ninth grade students at Westwood created a demonstration using Jing Project. We demonstrated the ClickSmart through a jing presentation. The ClickSmart method is our way of learning new software. We were taught ClickSmart by our computer fundamentals teacher Vicki D. She is also the creator of the ClickSmart Method. I created a jing that explains the ClickSmart Method. I give you step by step instructions about the ClickSmart Method. The ClickSmart Method contains six simple parts. They are menus, toolbars, down arrows, help, panes, and dialog boxes. The ClickSmart Method is a great teaching tool and an easy way to explore and learn new information.
http://westwood.wikispaces.com/ClickSmart+Jing+Demonstrations

Digiteen Dream Team


During the beginning of the school year, I researched many topics on Digital Citizenship for our Digi Teen Ning. I enjoyed working with students throughout the world. I learned many different cultures and explored how to interact with foreign students. I was excited about creating my customize profile on the Digi Teen Ning. I met numerous polite people. We asked questions about foreign cultures and actives. My favorite project I did with Digi Teen was the Digi Teen Collaborative Wiki. It was a great success, because we gave are personal opinions and beliefs on our specific aspect of Digital Citizenship. I had the opportunity to learn about security and safety. We researched on our topic and posted the information we gathered on the wiki. We communicated with each other by posting messages on the discussion tab. We created a successful wiki, because we communicated and each participant knew what job needed to be complete. I talked to my partners frequently and edited the wiki numerous times. I gained new knowledge and had a lot of fun.

After we created the Digi Teen Ning, we experimented with a program called Google Lively. We decided to teach Digital Citizenship middle school students through a virtual world. We enjoyed Lively greatly, because it was new and an effective course for children of all ages to learn lessons on the nine aspects of Digital Citizenship. They had the opportunity to interact, learn, and play without being stressed out and confused. We created avatars that resembled superheroes. The superheroes were created to teach the Digital Citizenship lessons. We were privileged enough to have Pearson Publishing at our school filming during our first lesson. We created a wiki to document the records of our lessons. We posted the summaries about how our lessons went throughout the week. Unfortunately Google Lively shut down, but that was only the beginning it open up new doors for Westwood Schools. We enjoyed Lively and wanted to push further. We discovered a new virtual world called Reaction Grid. I enjoyed filming and creating videos during this time period. With the help of my friend Jordan B., we created a Youtube channel called Digiteen Dream Team about what are students at Westwood were doing throughout the project. We are currently using Reaction Grid and we are making a documentary about our Flint River Immersion Project.

Programs & Websites Used this Year


  1. Digiteen Dream Team
  2. Youtube
  3. Google Docs
  4. Flint River Ning
  5. Digiteen Ning
  6. Westwood Schools
  7. iGoogle
  8. Diigo
  9. Jing
  10. Pinnacle
  11. Movie Maker
  12. Creative Commons
  13. Remember The Milk
  14. ToonDoo
  15. Adobe
  16. Reaction Grid
  17. Technorati
  18. Lulu
  19. Microsoft Word
  20. Microsoft Excel
  21. Microsoft Powerpoint
  22. Microsoft Publisher
  23. Microsoft OneNote
  24. Adobe Photoshop
  25. Google
  26. Yahoo
  27. Google Documents
  28. Mozilla Firefox
  29. Wiggio
  30. Westwood Wikispaces
  31. Digiteen Wikispaces
  32. Blogger
  33. Westwood Ning
  34. Animoto
  35. Wikipedia
  36. Windows Movie Maker
  37. Skype
  38. Audacity
  39. Google Lively
  40. Windows Media Player
  41. PollDaddy
  42. Google Calendar
  43. Google Earth
  44. Goog 411
  45. Jott
  46. Newsmap
  47. Slideshare
  48. Ebay
  49. Safari