Create Digital Culture
Today’s digital world is a participatory culture. Outside of the classroom, your students can create and contribute in a variety of digital forms and in a multitude of venues.
HyperStudio is the one program that your students can develop these new media skills all in one place, without having to struggle with this and that different program depending on whether the desired project is video or comics. With HyperStudio they learn a simple skill-set in K-6 classes, and use that same skill set through High School.
Whether your students preferred style of expression is prose, imagery, animation, film, or a combination, HyperStudio’s drag and drop environment, game-like interactivity, and depth of features engages younger users as well as the most demanding technology-using students.
Digital innovators also want their work to exhibit an individual style. Whether it’s painting technique, point of view, establishing a mood, the cultural universe is being filled with unique works that reflect today’s attitudes and thinking.
Help your students be meaningful contributors to this new digital culture by giving them the tools that will help them express their individuality, and have them continue thinking about the subject area they are studying.
Move your students away from creating mere fragments and have them create comprehensive projects that are worth keeping!
"I used My eCoach for a few years as my classroom website and for surveys and quizzes.
Two years ago, the district asked us to learn to use moodle because it is linked to student's grades, etc... At first, the moodle class page was separate, but needed to be accessed by student username and password. Many students forgot passwords or changed them or couldn't get on because of other reasons. This year there is a link within the students portal site to a moodle classroom page. (They still need their username and password.) This link was not to the webpage I had made earlier, but to a new one. I switched all the information over to the new because I was told the parents would be able to access it from their portal site, also. This was not true. I then switched back to My eCoach and found it so easy to use!
The parents and students both can keep up with assignments because they do not need to remember passwords! This past week, I put together an online test in portal-moodle because I was told it would grade the test and link the grade to my gradebook. What a disaster! The transferred grade was not correct and I am dealing with many e-mails from students who could not submit their finished tests. I believe I will try the on-line quiz in My eCoach next time and just copy over the grade.
I am still only using a small portion of what is available in ecoach, but am looking forward to trying all the new things that Barbara and her team have developed over the past year or so."
High School Science Teacher
Osceola High School - Pinellas, Florida