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tech lessons: Yo

Title: Yo (Hyperstudio Project)

Topic: Describing Family and Self

Level: Second Year Spanish: Grades 7-12

Standards Addressed:
Foreign Language Standards NETS Performance Indicators
1.3, 3.1, 5.1 1,4,5,6
Timeframe: Five 45-minute classes

Materials Needed: A computer lab with Hyperstudio, a digital camera and a scanner.

Description of Task: This activity is designed as a review for a second year class. It has students construct a Hyperstudio stack that describes their family and includes language functions learned in the first year.

Activity instructions: These are to be distributed to students.

  1. You are going to create a Hyperstudio stack about yourself. You will need to get pictures of your family members. We will also be taking pictures of you in the computer lab with the digital camera.
  2. Part I - You will need to create a cover page.

    In Edit menu go to Ready made cards - select Project Title. Title your story. Get rid of the Let's Go button by deleting the button. (To delete the button click on the arrow in Tools and then click on the button – hit delete.) Now we will add another button in Spanish. To do this go to the Objects menu and select Add a Button. Title this button "Comencemos." Click OK and position button on the screen. Click outside of the button and select Next card under Things to do.

  3. Part II - This section will be a brief summary of who you are.
  4. Step 1 - Add your picture to the card. (If you are not on a new card - go to Edit menu and select New Card.) To add your picture to the card go to Objects menu and select Add a Graphic Item. Find your picture on the computer - click on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Add text to the Screen. To do this go to the Objects menu and select Add a Text Item. Tell me about yourself by typing in the answers to the following questions:

    1. What's your name?
    2. How old are you?
    3. What you like to do on the weekends? What sports do you play? What kinds of movies do you like to watch?
    4. Tell me where you went (fui) this past summer?
    5. Anything else you would like me to tell me about yourself.

    Step 3 - Record your voice telling me this same information. To do this go to Objects menu and select Add a Button. a.) Title this button Yo. b.) Select button that is a rectangle with broken line - this will make your button invisible. c.) Deselect Highlight by clicking on it to remove the X in the box. d.) Click OK and position the button on the Screen. - Click outside of the button. e.) Select Play a sound form Things to do column. Record your voice.

  5. Part III - This section will tell me about your family.
  6. Step 1 - You will need to scan your pictures of your family in to the computer. Create a new card and insert your pictures on to the card(s).

    Step 2 - Add a text item which includes the following information.

    1. Who is this person? - name and their relation to you.
    2. How old is this person?
    3. What does this person do? Does he/she work? Where? Is this person a student? Where? What grade?
    4. What is this person like? Describe them using adjectives that tell me about what they look like and what kind of personalities they have. Include information that compares them to other members of your family: e.g., tallest/ shortest, oldest/ youngest.
    5. Describe what the person in the photo is wearing.

    Step 3 - Record this information.

    If you finish early you can "jazz up" your presentation by adding color and other sounds. Remember that all text and sounds must be En Español.

Assessment: This project will be designed on the following criteria: Completion of task, quality of design, and comprehensibility

Exceeds expectations:
Develops and shapes information with well-chosen details across the response.
Is well organized and well designed.
Exhibits variety in sentence structure and good word choices.
Errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation are few and do not interfere with understanding.

Meets expectations:
Develops information with some details.
Organized with ideas that are generally related and has added some detail to the design.
Exhibits control over sentence boundaries and sentence structure, but sentences and word choice are simple and unvaried.
Errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation interfere with understanding.

Below expectations:
Presents some clear information, but is list-like, undeveloped, or repetitive.
Is unevenly organized and the design is disjointed
Exhibits uneven control over sentence boundaries and sentence structure; has some inaccurate word choices
Errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation interfere with understanding

Does not meet expectations:
Presents fragmented information OR is very repetitive OR is undeveloped.
Is very disorganized and poorly designed.
Minimal control over sentence boundaries and sentence structure; work choice is often inaccurate.
Errors in grammar or usage (such as missing words or incorrect word use or word order), spelling, and punctuation interfere with understanding in much of the response.

Martin Smith
Princeton High School
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540


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