Communicating

Communicating is the exchange of information with various audiences using a range of media and formats. Effective communicators contribute to cross-cultural understanding, make informed choices when deciding on tools to articulate meaning, and provide relevant, significant feedback to others. The role of ICT in the PYP (2013)

a. exchange of information on multiple perspectives beyond our community

b. Combining text & visual media effectively (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity)

e. citizenship in a digital world

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Year 6

1a. With instruction, use digital communication with another known person who is not readily accessible.

2a. Communicate with groups and individuals beyond the school community with teacher guidance.

3a. Explore how to communicate effectively with individuals and groups using a range of digital communication tools.

4a. Select the appropriate communication tool depending on  context/audience/ purpose

5a.Independently select and use communication to effectively exchange, gain and share information with/from multiple perspectives.

6a. Independently select and use communication to effectively exchange, gain and share information with/from multiple perspectives.

1b. Use formatting toolbars to explore the shape, size and colour of text.

2b. Choose colours, fonts and images in order to communicate effectively.

3b. Understand that pages can be formatted to enhance communication.

4b. Understand that pages that combine text and images can be formatted to enhance communication.

5b. Understand that pages that combine text and images can be formatted to enhance communication and that this depends on the purpose.  

6b. Understand that pages that combine text and images can be formatted to enhance communication and that this depends on the purpose.  

1e. Use respectful/age appropriate language, images and video when expressing ideas.

2e. Use respectful/age appropriate language, images and video when expressing ideas.

3e. Learn and follow rules when interacting with different digital conventions.

4e. Learn and follow rules when interacting with different digital conventions.

5e. Understanding the unique characteristics that make up their online presence; posting private details online poses risks.

6e. Understanding the unique characteristics that make up their online presence; posting online poses risks and lasts forever.

What it might look like

What it might look like

What it might look like

What it might look like

What it might look like

What it might look like

1a. As a class, FaceTime with the grandparent of one of the students in the class.

2a. As a class, communicate with other schools around the world to share information about local weather.

3a. As a class, Skype with Chris Hadfield in the ISS

4a. Students demonstrate their learning using Google drawing

5a. Students independently email a volcanologist in Hawaii to ask about the most recent eruption there

6a. Students independently use webcams and /or video conferencing

1b. Changing the font, size and colour of a caption before finalizing a task.

2b. Use contrasting colours when mixing text and shapes.

3b. Type an acrostic poem, making the first letter larger for emphasis

4b. Lower the opacity of the background image and writing text on top of it.

5b. Create a bias infographic that compares 2 types of energy.

6b. Apply the C.R.A.P. test to their created infographic.

1e. Students use semi formal language during a video chat.

2e. When tweeting, students use correct language of learning.

3e. Starting emails to teachers with “Dear” and ending with “From”.

4e. Using the ‘reply all’ feature in emails is sometimes the equivalent to sending SPAM

5e. Make informed choices about what and how students’ present themselves and others in a digital world for example through an avatar.

6e. Make informed choices about what is posted in online environments. eg. Weebly reflections/blogs.