Students will have the opportunity to display creative thought through their Reflective Digital Portfolio. The goal is to help students feel engaged and creative.
Students may creatively edit their own videos in order to artistically and academically reflect their work. They may work on editing and decide how to approach color filtering, music, photography, or may even choose to include their own original artwork. Students may also include the art that they will complete in other classes (graphs from Math class, food chain from Marine Science, Poster presentation from Chemistry, or their poems from English) into their video project.
Sample video projects may be viewed below. These videos, from last year's Get Green Video Contest, will be provided as a sample for our students. Although our students have additional requirements to meet as part of their digital learning portfolio, these videos will serve as samples of how to approach this project artistically.
First Place Winner
Chemistry:Creative Poster Presentation (poster, digital media, traditional mediums, flyers) showing life cycle of their metal, from ore to refining, to corrosion of metals in nature.
- Students create an artistic poster or digital presentation showing the life cycle of a metal. Use of technology, Internet and other creative software applications is highly encouraged.
- Students can create their presentation in traditional medium, such as paper, cardboard, paint, and markers, collage, etc.
- Poster should identify your metal. the ore it came from, a visual representation of the metal being reduced or processed, and something to raise awareness about your metal.
Creative Poster Presentation (poster, digital media, traditional mediums, flyers) showing life cycle of their Plastic, from production to decomposition.
- Students create an artistic poster or digital presentation showing the life cycle of a plastic. Use of technology, Internet and other creative software applications is highly encouraged.
- Students can create their presentation in traditional medium, such as paper, cardboard, paint, markers, collage, etc.
- Poster should identify your plastic, products its used for, the polymers in your plastic, a visual representation environmental harms, and something to raise awareness about your plastic.
Students will create visually appealing graphs as part of their research on recyclable materials. Students will have the option of creating them on the computer as a way to also integrate technology into the curriculum, or by hand. Teacher will communicate expectations by explaining that the graphs are to be integrated into the Chemistry poster presentations and must be poster-worthy quality.
Students will work in groups to complete a food web for the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad. They will take the information they have learned about and creatively represent it in a food web.
Students will approach art from a literary standpoint in their class. They will read two poems, "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold and "I wandered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth, and create a mash-up poem based on their own views of nature. This mash-up poem is an exercise in creativity and artistic vision of what nature means to them.
Communication of Expectations: The Reflective Digital Portfolio will be graded via a rubric that students will receive prior to beginning the assignment. The expectations for the art components that are specifically set-up for each class will be communicated by those teachers as part of their instruction. Please see the Objectives, Standards, and Assessments page of our ITU for more details.