Creative skills help students become better communicators and problem solvers. Creative tasks helps student build unique connections between the content they are studying and the products they make. For these reasons and others, business and education leaders have identified creativity as one of the essential skills for the 21st Century. Adobe Spark includes three creative applications in one. SUHSD teachers such as Nathan McClain and Steve Brau use Spark to have students make videos, graphics, and webpages to creatively showcase what they are learning.
Canva is an elegant, free, and easy-to-use design tool. Jen Ghastin (NSHS) and her students use Canva to create posters and other graphics. Click here for more Canva lesson ideas.
Choice boards can provide students with multiple creative ways to show what they have learned. ESMS teacher Tiana Mohondro and the Science PLC are collaborating to develop a "Bingo" Choice Board for end-of-unit projects.
Click here for more examples of choice boards.
The popular SLAM format is returning to Tech Tuesday (3/19 @ 4pm, Harvest Room)! This month, multiple presenters will highlight a variety of creative applications that students can use to showcase what they are learning.
Sign up for the Creative Applications SLAM at bit.ly/tech-tues.
3/4-4/12: SUHSD BrightBytes Survey Collection
3/14-16: National CUE Conference
3/19: Tech Tuesday
4/1: SUHSD Middle School Arts Festival video submission deadline
4/23: MBCUE Student Powered Film Festival
4/24: CTE Teen Film Festival (Maya Cinemas, 5:30-8pm)
5/2: SUHSD Middle School Arts Festival (LPMS, 6pm)
5/18: Digital Citizenship Summit @ NSHS