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Student Work at National Conference (SWANC) EL25 Digital Display

This video shows highlights from some of the digital work that was submitted for display at our National Conference in 2017.

Project Descriptions

Energy Genius Hour | Bea Underwood Elementary | 4,5 | Parachute, Colorado | MT

Students chose a type of energy to study and then built a product that educated others about their chosen form of energy. Many students used recycled materials to build their models. Students also used a variety of technology tools: Prezi, Scratch, WeVideo, and various Google Apps, 3D printer, and GoPro cameras. Their work was captured in a portfolio of work book to document the scope of this project.

Raising Awareness: The 6th Mass Extinction | Palouse Prarie Charter School | 5 | Moscow, ID | West

After studying human impacts on biodiversity and the possibility of a 6th Mass Extinction, students learned about different types of environmentalists, including scientists, conservationists, activists, and art activists, and figured out where they fit in the mix. They created a collaborative art awareness performance each spotlighting a threatened or endangered species from a particular biome.

Advice From a Senior | WHEELS | 12| New York, NY | NYCOB

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?” Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS

Gender Dichotomies | Kurt Hahn School | 11 | Brooklyn, NY | NYCOB

Students examined their own personal understanding of gender and what it means to be “masculine” and “feminine”. After studying gender roles and stereotypes they formulated a lens in which to approach the question of gender in society. Students drafted essays and then created Adobe Spark presentations to relay their learning to a larger audience.

Ecostories | Lake Bluff Elementary | 5, 6 | Shorewood, WI | MW

As a final project after a study of ecosystems, ecological relationships and narrative non-fiction texts, groups of students were asked to tell the story of an organism or ecosystem that was facing challenges. 

Hominy Rights/Water is Life | The Franklin School of Innovation | 8 | Asheville, NC | Atlantic

Students investigated the meaning of the phrase “Water is Life” from historical, literary, and scientific perspectives. Students conducted multiple water-quality tests at sites along Hominy Creek. The lab report includes authentic research documented in the way that real scientists document their work—through figures, charts, analysis, and conclusions. The Ted Talk and Water Quality Report represent weeks of dedicated research, fieldwork, reading, writing, and revision. 

DAPL Divestment Letters | Capital City Charter School | 3 | Washingotn, D.C. | Atlantic

After learning about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) during an expedition on Native Americans and natural resources students wrote letters to DC council members expressing their opinions on a resolution introduced on March 21st urging the District to stop giving money to banks that fund the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Perks Banner | Atwater Elementary School | 1/2 Mult Age | Shorewood, WI | MW

Students created a high-quality representation of the school code of character known as PERKS (Perseverance, Responsibility, Kindness and Self-Discipline).

How Do we Honor Those Who have Helped Us? | Lake Bluff Elementary School | 5 | Shorewood, WI | MW

Students created a book of veteran memoirs after they met with 16 veterans and visited the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. Students worked in small groups and honored their veteran by writing a memoir that captured his or her unique story. 

Cougar Chronicles | Casco Bay High School | 11 | Portland, ME | NE

This work was the final product for the “Air Up There” expedition. Students started the year studying atmospheric chemistry as a way of introducing elements, compounds and mixtures, as well as various chemical reactions. Students participated in a case study on ocean acidification and looked at greenhouse gases and climate change. A video synthesizes their learning.


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