Spring has arrived and we have another update from Middle School Technology.
Our Third Trimester is underway, here is what we will be working on in the coming weeks:
6th Grade – Survey Infographic Investigation: For this project, students will be learning about data collection, analysis, and visualization. In groups of three, 6th graders will create a Google forms survey with at least four questions investigating a driving question about issues impacting middle school students. Once we have our surveys, we will spend a class taking everyone’s survey so that we have some data to begin analyzing. Students will look at the data and unpack what it tells them about their peers, then create an infographic poster explaining what they have learned.
7th Grade – Common Sense Media – Finding Credible News: To prepare for our study of the credibility of information online, 7th-grade students used their search skills to determine whether a series of common misconceptions and questionable statements are true or false. Our next step is to look at the reasons why false information is posted online and how to tell the difference between credible and false information. Students will practice evaluating different websites for credibility and guess which sites are trustworthy and which sites are not.
8th Grade – Finalizing Portfolio Websites and 3D Modeling with Sketchup: We will be completing our portfolio websites and then moving on to an exploration of the world of 3D modeling with Sketchup For Schools. Students will be introduced to the basics of the Sketchup interface and will then complete an example project.