It can be difficult deciding what type of project to build that would show off your hard work, easy to use, and still be engaging. Below are three tools that ISB students have access for usage. These tools are very easy to use and will make your projects look professional and be something you can publish to the world. If you have any troubles make sure to contact Mr. Bell.
A very professional presentation tool available to you as a student is Adobe Spark. It is a great way to share information and is being used by The New York Times, Time Magazine, and many others for presenting information in many different formats. You can log into Adobe Spark with your school email account using Google Sign-on. Here is a Adobe's Step-By-Step Guide with links for building an Adobe Spark.
Below is a Spark created by Jonah Cunney at ISB for PantherNation
Want to use Canva for your project? You can log in with your school email account using Google Sign-On. Here is a quick start guide that will help you get started on your first Canva. Also here is a link to All of Canva's Tutorials for specifics about some of the features it offers as well as design help to really set your project off!
Want to build a Google Site to share your information and findings. Here is Google's own Step-by-Step Training Guide with Links. Also here is a Link from Google with Step-By-Step Video Trainings
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., New York, Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Open - Review Assignment. Introduction of the general topic to stimulate curiosity and engage inquiry. Ideas, themes, questions, problems or concepts related to the subject. (Prewrite)
Immerse - Connect with content and discover interesting ideas to explore further. What seems particularly interesting, curious, surprising or troubling? Reflect on ideas that matter to you and are worth further investigation. (Prewrite)
Explore - Survey a wide variety of sources, read when you find something interesting, explore ideas. Browse and scan a variety of sources and prepare to develop your inquiry questions. (Skim and Scan) (Prewrite)
Identify - Students are ready to identify a question for their inquiry because of the time spent immersing and exploring in order to build enough background knowledge to ask a meaningful question. Construct an inquiry question from the ideas, pressing problems, and emerging themes you have explored in various sources of information. Form a focus and draft a question.
Gather - A question gives direction to collect detailed information from a variety of sources. Locate, evaluate, and use information. "Go broad" to find a range of sources that are useful and "dig deep" and choose a core of the most useful sources to read closely as you find connections and gain personal understanding. (Close Reading) (Prewrite)
Create - By this stage, you have gathered enough information to construct your own understanding, you are now ready to organize your learning. What is important about the subject? Construct your own understanding, summarize, interpret, and extend meaning. Integrate your own ideas more firmly into deep understanding. (Close Reading) (Write and Revise)
Share - Students share the product they have created to show what they have learned. (Publish)
Evaluate - This occurs at the end when evaluation of the achievement of your learning goals takes place. Students reflect on their content learning and progress through the inquiry process. Self-reflection reinforces content learning and establishes good habits for learning how to learn through the inquiry process.
Guided Inquiry Design® Framework. 2020, guidedinquirydesign.com/gid/. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.
Collecting Royalty-Free Images. When we publish things or create things we need to make sure that we give proper credit to those that deserve the credit. If you just post photos, videos, or text of others without proper citation you are plagiarizing their work. This is not a good decision and you personally will end up in trouble. Avoid the trouble by citing all works of others using tools like Mybib.com to cite works or use cites that provide the citation as part of the works.
Photos for Class - the best thing here is that the citation/credits for the photos come at the bottom of the image and avoid any plagiarism issues.
Creative Commons - this is probably one of the biggest sources for images that you can use in your projects.
Lots of times it is easiest to share work using something simple like a QR Code. There are lots of QR Code generators out there. My favorite is Create QR Code. Simply go there, paste the link you want to share and it will generate a QR Code for you.