I welcome you to check out Jenn's blog post this week to learn about how our progress continues on our project. We are continuing to build our continuums and focusing heavily on the reasonable progression of 21st century knowledge and skills throughout childhood. I had the opportunity to look at Jillian and Branelle's project progress this past week--wow! They are still working on the content, but the organization, design and overall "look" of their project is amazing! Jenn and I also decided to work a little bit on the visual component of our project. We previously purchased icons from the Noun Project; we then decided to put the icons for the 7 C's into gears on our continuums (to match our overall image). We built 6 no problem, and were very pleased with the look. We had one "C" left to design: "connecting". Below you will see the icon we originally selected.
We went to put the icon in the gear... this is what we ended up with!
I think it looks like a scary clown (hence the title of my post). Jenn thinks it looks like a messed up Haida sun. Even my 3 year old took a look at it and got spooked! Soooo... back to the drawing board. We chose a new icon from the Noun Project and this is what our connecting visual looks like now--much better!
We have also experimented with adding a visual component to our main image of the 7 C's in motion together. Please take a look below and offer any input you have. I think it still needs a little work, but we are going to focus on the contiuums for the next little bit. We've done a ton of work, but there is still LOTS to do before Dec 14th (gulp!). Part of the "problem" (although it's not really a problem in the true sense of the world) is that we continue to find fabulous resources and they continue to shape our project!
This week we will be offering a PD session to High School teachers on the recent Digital Citizenship Continuum, effective interdisciplinary integration, effective pedagogy concerning the integration of digital tools in the classroom, and an overview of our 7 C's project in the works. Our teachers will be building lessons integrating elements of the Digital Citizenship Continuum based on Ribble's work using the template below. We hope that this will give other teachers a starting point in effectively integrating digital citizenship in teaching and learning.
Teacher & Tech Coach with Regina Catholic Schools. Passion for EdTech, 21st century student-centered pedagogy, connected learning & differentiated instruction. Grad student.