• December 13, 2019

    Posted by Kathy Strathman on 12/13/2019

    The 7th grade has been looking more at being media literate this week. WE looked at how the creators of media - newspapers, magazines, TV, movies, posters, you name it - make choices of what we see or hear as an audience. By those choices, an audience can be influenced in some way. The past few days we looked at bias and stereotypes and had a great discussion about how stereotypes can cause racism and other dangerous thought processes. Being media literate means being able to identify the bias and stereotypes in what we are reading, watching and listening to.

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  • December 6, 2019

    Posted by Kathy Strathman on 12/6/2019

    The 7th grade looked hard at media literacy and the 5 core concepts that they need to use when analyzing media. We specifically dug into what makes and advertisement and how marketers persuade the audience to purchase their product or service.

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  • November 22, 2019

    Posted by Kathy Strathman on 11/22/2019

    We have been spending time looking at media this week - defining it (any form of communication), and discussing its purposes (persuade, inform, and entertain). Yesterday, we looked at logos of multiple different corporations and how logos can be a persuading force in media. After Thanksgiving break we will look at advertisements, commercials, and propaganda as more forms of persuasion in media.

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  • November 5, 2019

    Posted by Kathy Strathman on 11/5/2019

    Hello! Welcome to 7th grade computer applications! Come here each Friday to see what the students have been working on.

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7th Grade Computer Applications

  • 7th Grade Computer Applications (click on the photo) 7th


    The class will begin with looking into 21st century literacies - digital, social, and visual. We are all bilingual - yes, you are! Our second language, which most of us don't pay much attention to, is visual. It helps us manage our everyday world. Students will be learning about visual literacy which is vital in the 21st century. Being visually literate allows you to interpret and make meaning from information presented in the form of images.

    We will use different tools to analyze images, edit images, and create our own images. We will learn about quality camera skills, and we'll practice with a few green screen experiences. Lots to do!