I wanted my students to utilize their digital citizenship skills by using public domain photos and focus on an alarming topic for their age: Tobacco use and how the media arts can educate others on its dangers
They utilized a recent blog post that I had on Empressr Tutorials so that they could complete it on their own time
Students got to use the free web tool Empressr in order to make embeddable slide shows. It is a neat program where they can record their voice and/or face utilizing the built in web cam on the netbooks.
Some of the 8th graders focused on the dangers of tobacco
Some of them got to focus on the chemicals and side effects. Overall, I was really happy with their work, and it made another great addition to their eportfolios on Kidblog