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Direct Instruction:

The learning intention for this lesson was to have students create an original blog header as a digital representation of their identity using te whare tapa whā as a stepping stone. We also spent some time reviewing what it means to leave a smart footprint online.

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The students had so much fun with lesson, and it was a great way to come to an end with our study on identity and te whare tapa whā. It was great seeing students who struggle to draw on paper, excel digitally as my students are becoming more and more confident designing on Google Drawing.

Please note: I really hoped to get some video footage of students sharing their finished products and describing the elements that they choose to illustrate their own identity. Unfortunately, this was filmed in the days before our country went on a Level 4 lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak and I was unable to obtain that extra footage as a result.

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WALT: understand what makes a positive digital footprint.

WALT: use Google Drawing to create a blog header.

1. Meet as a class to review the elements of te whare tapa whā and identity. Then, we will discuss what it means to leave a positive digital footprint.

2. Using paper and pencil, sketch a rough draft of your blog header to help you have an idea of what to include when you are ready to do it digitally.

3. CREATE: Using Google Drawing, create a digital blog header using your rough draft as a starting point. Be sure to consider colour, position of each picture, and font to make it more appealing.

4. Share your Blog Header on your blog with a detailed description of why you included each element of your Identity Header.

To change the size of the Google Drawing:

FILE>PAGE SETUP>CUSTOM>SIZE: 1140 x 300 pixels

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Angela Moala

Pt England School


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