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Tanguay Voicethread - Chemical Elements: Instructions

Step by Step Instructions - Without using the App

1) Using any one of the library copiers, scan images and upload jpegs to your Google Drive

2) Create Google Presentation

  • insert images from your Google Drive
     
  • to create a subscript in Google Presentation - Ctrl + , (comma) see more keyboard shortcut 
     
  • You must have 5 compounds you can derive formulas for, no repeats, salt or water allowed
     
  • when finished download as a PDF save to desktop or Y drive to then upload into voicethread

3)  Upload PDF to Voicethread and record narration

  • While recording information circle the ingredient you are deriving a chemical formula for, write the chemical formula with doodle tool or have typed on next slide.
  • Be sure to include where the food label came from in your narration, example: off of cheerios box.

 

 

Step by Step Instructions - Using Smartphone

1) Take photos of food labels

2) Login into Voicethread App - create new and add photos

3) Create Google Presentation

  • create one slide per formula
     
  • to create a subscript in Google Presentation - Ctrl + , (comma) see more keyboard shortcut 
     
  • You must have 5 compounds you can derive formulas for, no repeats, salt or water allowed
     
  • when finished download as a PDF save to desktop or Y drive to then upload into voicethread on a computer

4)  Upload PDF to Voicethread, re-arrange slides and record narration

  • While recording information circle the ingredient you are deriving a chemical formula for, write the chemical formula with doodle tool or have typed on next slide.
  • Be sure to include where the food label came from in your narration, example: off of cheerios box.

 

Learning Objectives

Competency:  Students will understand that the chemical elements are fundamental building materials of matter, and all matter can be understood in terms of arrangement of atoms.  These atoms retain their identity in chemical reactions.

I can present information using a web 2.0 tool.

I can determine chemical formulas from their names.

I can describe their purpose as additives in my food.

Chemistry can be funny

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