Tech Lesson 07-3: Seuss Alphabet Multimedia Project

Demonstrates understanding of basic technology and telecommunication tools
Operates Basic technology tools and applications

CSTA Level I Standard 4: (3rd to 5th) Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
CSTA Level I Standard 5: (3rd to 5th) Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create presentations, and publishing activities to create presentations for audiences inside and outside the classroom.

Basic Skills:
Translate speech patterns into duple meter rhythmic notation.
Use sound editing software to record and manipulate sound files.
Create digital drawings to communicate text.

Create Rhythm Patterns and Notation for Speech Patterns
Draw, Edit, and Arrange graphic images in Presentation Software
Record and edit narration tracks with Audacity.

Materials Needed:
Dr. Seuss ABC books for each group.
Blank sheets of paper for each group.
Audacity software.  KolourPaint software

1. Assign students in groups of 4 to 6 with letter from Dr. Seuss Alphabet Book
2. Students practice chanting lines from Seuss.
3. Record students chanting lines with Audacity.
4. Create illustrations using paint and Impress. Save in file area.
5. Assemble using iMovie.

PowerPoint with Worksheet
Worksheet in PDF File

Class breakdown:
Becraft:      A, B, C, D
Cantrell:     E, F, G, H
Denton:      I, J, K, L
Grier:         M, N, O, P
Mallory:     Q, R, S
Torchia:     T, U, V
Watson :    W, X, Y, Z

Group Tasks:
Create Rhythm Pattern using quarter, eighths, and half notes.
Type lines into Impress.
Record voices.
Draw illustrations.

Form: (Create 4 pictures)
Big A Little A
What begins with A
Aunt Annie's Alligator

Each group creates 4 slides with graphic and text for assigned letters.  Each group records narration for their letter.

Group creates more than 4 slides using animation.  Group uses more than 2 sound effects in their narration.

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