Technology for Learners
Digital Media Class Inspires Creativity with 21st Century Tools
Author: Rick Phelan
There is just no end to the amazing things that can be done in a middle school digital media class! Kenilworth Junior High School teacher Laura Bradley has designed a class that incorporates 3D architecture, game design, Google Earth trips, 3D animation, coding, web design, information graphic design, movie making and more. The 4Cs of 21st century learning—creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking—are readily apparent when you visit Laura’s classroom.
Highlights from this year's digital media class projects at Kenilworth are shared in a YouTube video:
Petaluma’s Kenilworth Junior High offers one idea of how a school in Sonoma County is approaching 21st century digital literacy skills. Web 2.0 tools shown in Kenilworth’s video and many others can be found in this Web Tools for Educators resource page.
Laura Bradley is a featured presenter at SCOE on April 24, 4:00 to 7:00pm, and will be discussing the role of blended learning in her practice. More information is available on the SCOE website.