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  • in reply to: Randomized Synthesis Project #3574
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    For social studies, the randomized words could be changed to include characters, events, dates, etc. and the students could get random prompts about a certain time period that they would research or tell a story about.

    in reply to: #7 A Friend of Mine #3567
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    One thing you could do with this project is focus on the Language Arts concept of “Voice”. You could use the existing characters as they are or have your students alter them to look like well known movie characters and have them “speak” with the characters voice. Think about what they would say, and how they would say it. John Adkins and Tanya Castillo from Truth or Consequences School District in New Mexico created this example which portrays this idea perfectly! https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/388249976/

    in reply to: #13 Haunted House #3566
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    A teacher could read a book, but stop before they read the ending. They could then have students use what they learned from this project to infer how the book will end and create the ending as they guess it will happen. After students share their projects the teacher can read the real ending and students can compare and contrast the endings and choose whether they liked the real ending better or one of their endings.

    in reply to: Assessing PBL? #3379
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    Informally asking reflection (ipsative) questions at the end of a lesson can be a quick way to effectively check student progress and understanding.

    in reply to: #6 Animated Card #3377
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    Project 6 could be a interactive advertisement or brochure for a product or place

    in reply to: #5 What Can You Create? Introduction #3376
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    With this project teachers could create a music mixer where different instrument sprites can be clicked on to play their sound. Taking that idea further, one could make a mixer or soundboard of any kind.

    in reply to: #9 Musical Instrument #2692
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
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    When thinking about integration, one way I like to look at the projects is in a “bare bones” way. Rather than looking at project #9 as a “musical instrument” or “drum” project, I take the theme away and look at what we DO in the project. For example:

    Start on Tap
    Make a sprite move or change appearance.
    At the same time as the sprite moves/changes have it make a sound.

    When I think in these terms it opens up my mind to seeing multiple possibilities for integration.

    Reading: Make “letter” sprites and have students code the letter sounds triggered when the sprites are tapped.

    in reply to: #9 Musical Instrument #2691
    McKay PerkinsMcKay Perkins
    Keymaster

    When thinking about integration, one way I like to look at the projects is in a “bare bones” way. Rather than looking at project #9 as a “musical instrument” or “drum” project, I take the theme away and look at what we DO in the project. For example:

    Start on Tap
    Make a sprite move or change appearance.
    At the same time as the sprite moves/changes have it make a sound.

    When I think in these terms it opens up my mind to seeing multiple possibilities for integration.

    Reading: Make “letter” sprites and have students code the letter sounds triggered when the sprites are tapped.

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