Lesson Plan Bank

Mission: Literacy in 4D

Objective: Students will illustrate segments of a story through 4D Auras.

Materials:

  • Copy of images to be used for illustration
  • Class set of electronic devices OR student smartphones
  • Teacher-generated Aura on key image for mission
  • Notes sheet

Procedure:

  1.  Teacher selects a book focus, ie “Canterbury Tales.”
  1.  Assign students to heterogeneous groups of 2-3.  Assign each group a selection.
  1.  Engagement/Direct Instruction: Have students download free Aurasma app on to their phones or give them preloaded devices (ie, classroom ipads).  Place an image on the overhead projector or give students desk copies of an image.  The aura connected to the image (video overlay) should explain the project mission.
  1. Independent Work: Student teams select images to illustrate their text selection.
  1. Students key illustrations to their aura.
  1. Students film dramatic enactment of text as aura and share as “public.”
  1. Peer engagement: Students explore Walters OR in-class scavenger hunt and complete comprehension sheet.

 

Mission: Illustrating History with the Walters Collection

Objective: Students will use the Walters collection to create a 4D Timeline of a historical event.

Materials:

  • Copy of images to be used for illustration
  • Class set of electronic devices OR student smartphones
  • Teacher-generated Aura on key image for mission
  • Notes sheet

Procedure:

  1.  Teacher selects a historical focus, ie “WW2” and develops a linear timeline.
  1. Assign students to heterogenous groups of 2-3.  Assign each group a selection of events or time period from the time line.
  1. Engagement/Direct Instruction: Have students download free Aurasma app on to their phones or give them preloaded devices (ie, classroom ipads).  Place an image on the overhead projector or give students desk copies of an image.  The aura connected to the image (video overlay) should explain the project mission.
  1. Direct Instruction: Explain: Student teams will use the Walters website to select images to illustrate their text selection/time period. Encourage students to use non-literal illustrations; paintings can show feelings or events related as well as the actual location or event.
  1. Independent Work: Students select work to go with section of history reading and create an aura Students key illustrations to their aura.
  1. Students film dramatic enactment of text as aura and share as “public.”
  1. Peer Engagement: Students explore Walters OR in-class “Time line” sections, and fill in a corresponding timeline sheet to show comprehension.

Variations: You can have students illustrate history from various perspectives.

 

Mission: Animating the Walters

Objective:

Students will develop digital animation skills by creating auras for select work from the Walters collection.

Materials:

  • Computer lab
  • Sequenced list of artworks for students tie-ins

Procedure:

  1. Engagement/Direct Instruction: Have students download free Aurasma app on to their phones or give them preloaded devices (ie, classroom ipads).  Place an image on the overhead projector or give students desk copies of an image.  The aura connected to the image (video overlay) should explain the project . Each student will create a short animation that will lead visitors from one artwork to the next. Students will demonstrate understanding of user interface by making a map of the sequence of the artworks.
  1. Guided Practice: Orientation to basic program for animation (classroom choice).
  1.  Students select artwork and research the background of the artwork.  In small teams they generate ideas for the brief animations and generate storyboards to link their artwork to the next in the sequence.
  1. Students use research to generate animation.
  1. Check for Understanding/Assessment.
  1. Peer Engagement:  Students explore Walters in-person or online and fill in a corresponding sequence sheet to show comprehension.

 

 

 

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