Q1 Applications Steps

17. Creative Communications

Analyzing some digital artifacts

1. Check with your teacher about working with a small group of three or four classmates to look at different media applications you might consider using for your Creative Communications assignment.  

2. One member of your group needs to copy and/or download the Analysis of Digital Artifact Chart. 

3. Work quickly through each of the nine examples provided, filling in the following three parts:

  • main message
  • rate how well the digital artifact communicates the idea (1-5 with five for very effective)
  • explain the reason(s) why you gave that rating

screenshot of table for Main message, rate, explain reason

Cartoon Creation Example
(Write Comics was used)

Litter: open this link

1. Main message Litter is bad for the environment
2. Rate how well the idea is communicated 1-5 with 5 very effective


3. Explain the reason(s) why you gave that rating

Could use another detail supporting the idea, like this additional scene.

4. After you have looked at all of the examples of the different type of artifacts created using the applications, complete the last two items for each one:

  • List three or more types of school assignments the application software would be useful for

  • Give an example of when the type of software might be a disadvantage to use for a school assignment 

When your analysis is done make sure all of your names are on the document and check with your teacher about how to turn it in.

Congratulations! When you are done continue to the Completing Page.

MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

5. Computational Thinker
c. Break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving

6. Creative Communicator
a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.