Help me give my students Post-its, markers, and poster board to create an undersea mosaic to demonstrate their understanding of digital communications.
This project expired on March 26, 2020.
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My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. The majority of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school encourages project-based learning, especially those activities that promote the development of 21st-century skills.
Like most kids, my students thrive in a learning environment in which they are actively engaged and challenged.
Our school encourages technology-based learning which typically prepares students for high demand professions, but also has a side effect of increased screen and seat time. I like incorporating technology activities but also want to keep my classes physically active and provide supportive learning environments.
I have seen my students struggle with digital and analog communication because it is very conceptual. This topic, however, is very relevant to their day-to-day lives. Students use technology constantly and this activity will deepen their understanding of technology.
In this hands-on classroom activity, students learn how computers actually store and transmit data.
Students will act as digital-analog converters to decode binary pulses, and to create a picture by changing the pulses into colored pixels. The end result is a mastery of data transmission and a colorful undersea mosaic made from the post-it notes, poster board, and permanent markers. As an added bonus, this activity is also really fun!
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