Summer School Tech Projects

Allowing students to create!

"For the past nine years the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group have taken a look at the state of online learning in the United States. The 2011 survey reveals that the number of students learning online has now surpassed six million, with nearly one-third of all students in higher education taking at least one online course. Last year’s annual survey revealed the largest ever year-to-year increase in online enrollment since the study began eight years ago." - Going the Distance

"Online learning has numerous benefits, including expanding course offerings, customizing and personalizing learning, giving struggling students a second chance to master a subject through online credit
recovery when they fall behind, and providing a rigorous, interactive learning model. Online learning is providing the content and integration of digital tools for portable and mobile learning opportunities." - iNACOL

Your task is to assume the role of an online course developer and create a screencast using the Educreations app for Summer School's online course resources. The Screencast Tutorial that follows details your task and provides information on how to use the app. You will upload your completed project via the submission form posted.
Stop Motion animation has a long history in films. It is often used to show objects moving on their own. The first instance of stop motion film was seen in The Humpty Dumpty Circus in 1897. In a stop motion film, the animator makes inanimate objects "come to life" by moving the objects through a scene. Stop motion films are created when a series of interlocking pictures are played together very fast. When all these pictures play it looks like something’s really moving (kind of like a flip book).
Your task is to assume the role of a stop motion animator and create a math tutorial film for our online course resources using the iMotion HD app. The Stop Motion Math video posted below provides a sample of a math tutorial. You will upload your completed project to You Tube and share the link via the Electronic Submission Form.
According to a Harris Interactive poll in the Spring of 2012, three in ten Americans own an e-reader. With the rise of Nooks, Kindles, and iPads, large textbook companies are moving quickly to electronic versions of content specific e-books. This is causing Educational Content Writers to adjust how they communicate information.

Your task is to assume the role of a 21st century content writer and create an easy to understand Math Tutorial using the Snapguide app for the Textbook of Tomorrow. The tutorial that follows details your task and provides step-by-step directions for using Snapguide. You will upload your completed project via the submission form posted.
"After the depression of the 1890s, immigration jumped from a low of 3.5 million in that decade to a high of 9 million in the first decade of the new century. After the 1880s, immigrants increasingly came from Eastern and Southern European countries, as well as Canada and Latin America. By 1910, Eastern and Southern Europeans made up 70 percent of the immigrants entering the country." - Eye Witness to History


The earliest American films, which appeared around 1895, were primarily a working-class pastime. Because they told stories without words, they appealed to the large, immigrant population in the United States. A picture that did not talk was particularly appealing to people who did not speak or read English. - History Matters

Your task is to go back in time and create a movie "showing" how to solve a specific mathematical problem using the Vintagio app. The challenge? You must work without words in groups of 2 to create a 2 - 5 minute film that will serve as an easy to understand Math Tutorial for your classmates. Have fun with this project; part of the appeal of silent films were the creativity directors used in lighting, props, costumes, and movements of the actors. This is your opportunity to let your creativity shine!