Getting Started (5 min)
A quick activity that requires an effective Internet search
- Example: Count your clicks! In as few “clicks” as possible, locate a web site for a physical store within 50 miles of your school where you can purchase a blue laptop bag.
Activity (25 min)
Explore Project - Introduction
- Use the provided presentation (artifact2.pptx) to give an overview of the requirements for the visual component of this task.
- Use a variety of pre-reading activities to assist students' understanding of the requirements of the task:
- Read the section headers.
Activity (5 min)
- Students should refer to the topic they chose at the end of Lesson 3. They may either choose this topic to research, or pick another topic from the following choices:
- Social media
- Online retail and banking and online businesses
- Cloud data storage
- Government surveillance
- If they did not do so at the end of Lesson 3, each student should pick an innovation that connects to the topic chosen. They will research this innovation to create their screen capture.
(Limiting the choices will allow students to compare and contrast their final artifacts, facilitate self-assessment, and make it possible to identify exemplars of each option.)
Activity (10 min)
Develop a Plan
Students should complete the planning sheet to determine what they will need to accomplish for the project in class on day 2.
Wrap-up (5 min)
Give students a few minutes warning before the end of class. With 4 or 5 minutes remaining, have students reflect and write in their journal a verbal snapshot of the artifact they are creating.
Getting Started (5 min)
- Have students write a goal for the class period in their journal. "During this class, I will complete: ..."
- Spend 2 or 3 minutes discussing difficulties encountered the previous day and possible solutions.
- As students work, have them consider these questions that they will write hour answers to at the end.
- What novel combinations of artifacts, tools and techniques can you use to create your artifact?
- How does this artifact express your own creativity and interests?
- Consider a web page, poster, sound byte, video or picture as a way to communicate your information. If you were to expand on this project, which would you choose and why?
- What tools would you use if you had a week to create a larger project? Do you know how to use all of these tools: text editor, spreadsheet to create charts and graphs, web page design, app or computer program creation tool?
Activity (40 min)
Practice performance task
- Students continue work on the practice task. Continue providing guidance.
- Note: This practice task may need more than two class periods to complete. It may be necessary to break the task into chunks and assign some portions for homework. It would also be beneficial to spend class time after completion to have students present their artifacts to the class, identify exemplars, and discuss lessons learned.
Wrap-Up (5 min)
Some students will benefit from having a teacher-selected topic and a step-by-step plan for completing the task.