Phase 1 Within my middle school science class, I want to create an environment that promotes constant creativity and innovation. This environment would foster a place where students feel safe to express ideas and construct their own knowledge around abstract concepts through engaging activities. Encouraging students to practice applying multiple content areas to solve a single problem as they would in everyday life is ideal. My Image It assignment is based on the maker movement, which is critical to sustain America’s future generations. “Why be a consumer when you can be a maker (innovator)?” is one of my driving questions that I will pose to my students as they progress through their project. I want to challenge my students to create useful wearable technology that is relevant to their everyday life. The images that I selected for my project represents that learning should not feel like a useless task. Instead learning should be fun, limitless, and co-directed by students. Students should be accountable for their knowledge so that these tools could be used as common practice in their everyday life now and within the future.
I used the “Aviary” app to create my i-Images because of the ease of use from my photos in my phone’s gallery.
i-Video-Imagine It Maker Me 2025
In my i-Video, I want to inspire my students to begin developing a desire to build, create and be innovative in their approach to creating relevant solutions. I used,The Jetson's, a 1960's cartoon that depicted life in the future compared to modern technology. This depiction was over 50 years ago, as a child I can remember thinking that these ideas were so far out. However, with modern day technology advancing at such a rapid pace many of those ideas have come to pass. I want to lead my student into this forward way of thinking "create my own solutions". Let's stretch our ideas as far as they go and imagine what technology solutions would be useful in 2025 (10 years). Just Imagine IT!
I used Movie Maker to create my i-Movie. I include images collected from creative commons. The music that I used was a beat created by Destin Williamson from a sample of the introduction to the original Jetson's cartoon I sampled from You Tube.