6-12, Art, Creative Thinking, Education, Student Products, Teaching Tools, Websites

Mission: DS106

I found Mission: DS106 through Lisa Johnson (techchef4u) on her Scoop It site for Web 2.0 Tool and Resources.  I love this bank of different types of assignments using digital media.  It’s probably a little high level for my elementary students, but I think it would be great for upper middle school and high school.  There is even a “remix” option to add a little twist to each assignment!

One example of an assignment is called “Movie Trailer Mashup”:  “Take your favorite movie trailer and mash it up with a different trailer to completely change the meaning of the original trailer. For example, if you have a funny movie trailer, give it the sound of a terrifying movie; or vice versa. You may need to clip the audio or the visual, use imovie and audacity to cut the clips to give you what you need. Good luck!”  You should visit the site here to see the hilarious example that is given and the subsequent completed assignments!

Although I wouldn’t necessarily use this site with my young students, I love the bank of creative ideas, and definitely think some of the assignments can be used or adapted for the elementary classroom.  I also like the idea of a bank of ideas, the way people can submit their assignments for others to view, and the fact that people can also submit new assignment suggestions.  I would like to create something similar to this for my own students to use.  Mission: DS106 is very impressive!

Education, K-12, Teaching Tools, Universal Design for Learning

UDL Tech Toolkit

If you have not heard of Universal Design for Learning, also known as UDL, you might want to check out my post here that gives an introduction.  You can also choose Universal Design for Learning from one of the categories on the right for additional posts on this topic.

UPDATE 6/10/2020: Unfortunately, the resource below is no longer available. 

The UDL Tech Toolkit is a Glog that has links to a variety of technology tools to make learning accessible to all students.  Even if you have not heard of UDL, or are not ready to plunge into Universal Design for Learning full speed ahead, you will find that there are many useful resources included in this Glog.  I would definitely recommend bookmarking the UDL Tech Toolkit, so that you will have a ready reserve of sites that can help you to engage students with many different abilities.