Wednesday July 29, 2020

    Poster Icebreaker                                                      Outline/Graphic Organizer

Learn Something!

Create Something!

Share Something!


Engage and Explore

You can explore these links on your own outside of camp.


Examples of the pathways





Plastics in the Ocean Website

Slapshot Science 

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Pollution Photo within blog

Lego Blog

How to Draw Baby Yoda

From Tree to Shining Tree

Black Lives Matter Infographic

Sketchnote Classroom

Bullet Journaling Video

Ear Snacks

Melting Earth

The Wrestle Times

BEST Guess Who Strategy

Book Club for Kids 

Viral Art Project


Learn Something

Outline/Graphic Organizer 

Take time to think about what you are passionate about. Ask yourself some questions to help you determine your topic to study.

  1. Determine your topic. 
  1. Strive to learn something new even if the topic is something you already know a lot about.
  1. What is your purpose? 
  1. Think about how you want to approach your topic.

Do you want to inform, persuade, or entertain?

  1. Choose your pathway.
  1. Website creation
  2. Photography
  3. Video
  4. Podcast

Know what your topic and project will be? Add it here so we can keep track of what everyone is doing. THANKS! 🙂

Seek your information – how are you going to find resources about your topic?

Locate and Access – spend time researching your topic and finding information.


Create Something

Which pathway will you choose to show your learning? We have spent the past three weeks exploring different ways for you to create through technology.

Choose the method you want to use to create a project based on your chosen topic.

  • Photography
  • Video
  • Podcast
  • Website


Share Something

When you have finished your project, you will be able to share what you’ve learned or what you are passionate about right on your website. We can’t wait to see it.


Additional Resources

Here are some links that you might find interesting based on our chat questions.  

Next week campers get to mess around with video editing and WeVideo.

Just met with our team of SCSU Interns to write the curriculum and we came up with a cool Tic-Tac-Toe or Bingo Game.

Jump Cut  










Rage Video












Give Away


Tic-Tac-Toe Variety

Have two players square off. One as X and one as Circle, but you use colors. Players go by linking the word to an example video they find.

Bingo Variety

Scramble the words into a number of combinations. Give out the cards a s Google Doc or HTMl table. Share out a link to a video. When students identify the square they can mark it off.

The Elm City Webmakers met as part of the Center for Adaptive Learning #Tech4teens camp. We had participants from all over the globe. Today we decided to open the doorway and peak at the code that makes website happen.

The class began with a review of our expectations of conduct. We will work on a code of conduct with students but I basically paraphrased the IndieWeb Code of Conduct for a middle school audience.

Doorway to the World

We first spent time learning that images on the web are really links to files and work just like a any website address. Students had an entrance challenge of finding their “doorway to the world.”

“Door” by PMillera4 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

We spent some time first talking about the difference between literal and figurative language. We shared examples of literal definitions of doorway and then figurative and metaphorical. Diallo, for example share a cool image of an eye because his “eyes are doorways into the world”

flaming eyball
Lateralus, by TOOL –

This lead us into a discussion about how they as students need to remember learning is an embodied experience and they will need to seek ways to get their body involved in remote learning.

Using Openly Licensed Images

Next we talked about image attribution and Creative Commons. We discussed how artist openly share their work and how they may copyright work.

We then learned how to use the Creative Commons search engine and Flickr to download an image. In a teachable moment a student shared an image that an artist had disabled downloading. We reviewed how to use the search engine again but we got a chance to discuss why an artist may or may not want to share their work.

Next we practiced uploading images to Google Docs. Soon everyone will have their own websites but we also want to ensure students have good Google App (I know it it is Suite now but saying Google Suite skills… thank you) skills for when they return to school.

After that we returned to our meme making project. Using a wipe board (low tech matters more than ever now that its high tech all the time) I reviewed HTML elements of Headings and Images. We discussed the difference between styling and HTML and why it is important to use headings correctly.

Making Memes

I then gave myself a two minute challenge to publish a Meme. We went back to Google Images for these and searched for blank memes.

Then we got into breakout rooms. Account creation eats time, admin stuff takes away from learning in the face to face and the online classroom. In the classroom, however the students are not as exposed to the stress.

Will be asking mentors for ideas on making account creation easier. It is usually something that only happens once, still you can lose  important early engagement. It can also scare students off, so do a few dry runs of account creation before working with students. Need to remember that.

Our campers made some great memes. We will keep posting more below as they get finished up.

If you would like to learn more about supporting tech-4-teens we always need more mentors, donations, or light to moderate technical support (CPanel installs, OwnCloud or NextCloud, Wikis, WordPress). Visit Concepts for Adaptive Learning for donation and volunteer opportunities.