Stage 3 – Learning Plan

Learning Activities

Use K-W-L to assess prior knowledge

Create 2 avatars - One avatar as your idealized self - One avatar closer to your real self

Description: Students will create an avatar how they think they would like to look. Then they will discuss:
  • How are you and your avatar alike?
  • How do you differ?
  • Why did you make those choices?
  • What influenced your thinking?
Resources:
http://www.meez.com/
http://www.myavatareditor.com/

Manipulate an image in iPhoto, Photoshop or other image editing tool

Description: Student will learn the basics of photo editing and some of the tools used to create effects.
Resources:
http://www.lunapic.com/editor/
http://www.splashup.com/
http://www.picnik.com/

Understand how images are manipulated:

Description: The class will review the images in the websites below and discuss if and how the images were manipulated/edited.
Resources:
Girl in a Magazine- http://demo.fb.se/e/girlpower/retouch/retouch/index.html
Woman-http://www.glennferon.com/portfolio1/portfolio61.html
Man-
http://www.glennferon.com/portfolio1/portfolio33.html
Eye- http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/blonde/blonde3.html
Shoe- http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/shoe/shoe1.html
Skin- http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/bikini/bikini1.html
Hands, etc- http://homepage.mac.com/gapodaca/digital/bikini/bikini4.html

Understand the how it effects our perception and reality

Description: Students will read the request to edit the image and view the original image and the edited image. They will discuss both sides of why this might be a good thing or a bad thing to do.
They will record their responses on paper or online. If resources permit the question would be posted online perhaps in a blog format so that student could voice their opinion and other students could respond.
Resources:
Request
http://www.reddit.com/comments/abam0/help_me_fix_my_last_picture_of_mom
Original picture
http://imgur.com/2g4HO
Retouched Picture
http://i.imgur.com/3DKmW.jpg

Create a podcast on what they learned in this unit

Please see lesson plan below