Create a talking artifact on the iPad with this all-about-me project using free IPad apps.
A technology twist on the traditional “bring in an object that represents you” project. Students will learn about artifacts and museum curation by visiting The British Museum’s website A History of the World in 100 Objects. Next students will bring in an object from home that represents them (or any topic you choose – an open-ended version of the project overview is included) and will use either the app TACU or Chatterpix on the iPad® mobile digital device to create a video of the object “talking” and explaining its significance.
This versatile project works as a fun all-about-me or getting- to-know-you activity at the beginning of the year or as a compliment to a museum field trip. Objects can be personal artifacts or items that represent a topic you have covered in social studies to use as a project based assessment – for example have students bring in an object that represents colonial times, your school, or even a historical figure.
Packet includes everything your students need to plan and create their videos independently:
★ 1 Anchor Chart explaining artifacts and how they are used. Includes a QR code students can scan to look at some selected artifacts from the British Museum’s 100 Objects.
★ 2 versions of the Project Overview – one with directions for bringing in a personal artifact and another that has a “fill-in-the-blank” topic for teachers to decide.
★ 2 versions of Student Recording sheets for students to explain the significance of their artifact and describe it using museum curation classifications
★ 1 example recording sheet filled in for sharing project expectations with students
★ 6 step-by-step direction sheets with visuals to help students independently use EACH app from start to finish.
★ Detailed teacher directions and suggested websites for introducing the assignment
★ 1 Recording Sign to display for when students create their videos
★ 1 Rubric to assess student work
You will need either of the free apps Chatterpix or TACU (or download both and allow students to select which to use). A clickable QR code linking to the App Store® online store listings are included.
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