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21st Century Skills & Digital Collaboration Digital Cartoon Story Maker

The Framework for 21st Century Skills

21th Century Skills Achieved Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:  apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.  create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

21th Century Skills Achieved Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.  Students:  interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.  communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.  develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.  contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

21th Century Skills Achieved Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:  plan strategies to guide inquiry.  locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.  evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.  process data and report results.

21th Century Skills Achieved Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.  Students:  identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.  plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.  collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.  use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

21th Century Skills Achieved Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:  exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.  demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.  exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

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CSM ď śCan be used for collaboration project

Features  Make 2D screen based cartoon stories to illustrate conversations and dialogues.  Stories can include an unlimited number of frames and are view frame by frame.  Each frame can include:  Images: Drag and drop library items onto the frame, or import your own digital photos or images saved from the web.  Text bubbles: Select from a range text bubbles and information boxes.  Drag and drop onto the frame and start typing!  Text can be in any language and any script.  Voice recordings: Add new voice recordings using the simple built in recording panel.  You can also add recordings already saved on your computer.

 Stories are saved on your computer as HTML page (webpages), and can easily viewed by others on any computer using a web browser such as Internet Explorer.  Stories can also be printed.  Completed stories can also be loaded back into the Cartoon Story Maker and edited or added to

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character and background libraries import your own images text bubbles and information boxes accent key panel import voice recordings built in recorder to add your own voice recordings unlimited number of frames copy and paste frames preview print function Saved stories can be opened and edited copy and paste text from other documents

Cartoon Story Maker in the classroom The Cartoon Story Maker has been designed with a focus on applying language learning.

It is easy to use with simple controls so students spend less time manipulating tools and more time on the language. Within a few minutes of opening the Cartoon Story Maker students can be typing text or adding their own voice recordings

Students can: create dialogues with their own text or voice recordings to demonstrate proficiency create using digital photos of themselves acting out a situation and add either text or voice recordings to the photos search the web for culturally authentic images and import them into the Cartoon Story Maker as backgrounds to a story. Students can place pictures of themselves in front of culturally authentic images: they can imagine they are really there!

Teachers can: provide a script or storyboard which students use to create a story create partially completed stories which students can then open and complete provide text only and students must add their own matching voice recordings provide questions to which students generate appropriate answers in the story use Cartoon Story Maker in other subjects!

Cartoon Stories can be used: as a medium for students' writing in a number of modes: conversation, narrative, persuasive or informative. to revise a language topic as an assessment task to practice pronunciation and spelling as a collaborative task as a window into culture

CSM ď śCan be used for collaboration project


Overview of Sample Project 1. Students receive instruction on a topic (to give a tour guide in Bandung) 2. Student team conducts “research” (e.g Museum Geologi, Tangkuban Prahu, Kawah Putih, Aklung Ujo etc) 3. Individual students prepare and submit “research” reports 4. Individual students investigate and write papers on related topics. 5. Individuals prepare and deliver oral/PowerPoint reports on topics above 6. Students respond to follow-up questions on their presentation

21 st Century Skills in the example ICT skills for finding infomation Group work to develop cooperation skills Conduct experiment to develop inquiry and problem solving skills Teacher make sure that each students achieve the learning objectives by individually write and present the report Students develop written and oral communication skills, utilizing the presentation software

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How to use Cartoon Story Maker in relation to 21st Century Skills