Today's objective is to help students develop their skills in obtaining, evaluating and communicating information, constructing explanations, and engaging in argumentation using evidence. To do that, we will utilize Adobe's "is it real or photoshopped" website and have the students evaluate the photos, and determine if they are real or photoshopped. Later, they will form an explanation of how they think the photographer pulled it off, and also get up in front of the class and present their claim.
2 day Project.
In this two day project, students formed arguments based on the picture presented to them.
This was a focus on Claim, Evidence & Reason.
Science & Engineering Practice:
- Engaging in Argument from Evidence using the Claim, Evidence & Reason format.
- Analyzing and Interpreting Data (Qualitative)
Is it real or is is photo shopped?
Day 1: (9/6/2017)
On the first day, the students had to make the claim if it was real or photo shopped. Then, to support their claim, they had to make detailed observations, then use these pieces of evidence to reason and logically explain why the evidence suggested that it was photoshopped or real.
Below are the photos they had to work through.
In your notebook, you need a minimum of 3 photos and build a case around it.
Day 2: (9/8/2017)
On the second day, students presented their first photo that they worked on and got to present why they felt the photo was either photoshopped or real. As they do this, they point out the evidence they used to make their argument.