Q2 The Main Idea Step 1

17. Creative Communications


Before you begin, check with your teacher about working with a group or on your own.

Open this 17.Q2 Work Log document in a new tab, or make a copy in Google Docs or download it as a Microsoft Word document. Save it and then open it. If you are working with a group only one individual needs to save and open it and then share it with the others.

You might want to keep this 21t4s Quest open, and then open the Work log document in another browser window or tab so that you can see both on your monitor at the some time. (Example)

Screenshot showing the Quest page next to the Work Log for Q2

Work log Goal 1: Identify a topic worth sharing

 This part of the Work Log plan is to help you and/or your group identify a topic of interest worth sharing with others.

  Spend approximately 15 minutes researching some ideas for topics of interest.

Refer to the Resources suggested in the Work Log.

Quickly search for and collect some articles and web sites with information about your selected topic and add them into the Work Log Goal #1 area provided. 

When done, continue to the Step 2 Page for the next Work Log Goal.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, developing strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts or solving authentic problems
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions

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. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication