1.6: Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

The Creative Communicator standard was one that I did not think I would get as excited about as I did! This standard pushes for students to creatively express their learning and thinking with others. It allows students to represent themselves in a variety of ways and helps them to target their audience in a more authentic way. The more and more I dove into this standard, the more I realized that in our education system we so often give students one way to represent their thinking… and they are typically outdated! It was so fun to research the different platforms and technologies available for our students that are more customizable to their own learning needs and styles. 

This thinking helped me to create my inquiry question regarding this standard, “What technological tools are available for students to communicate and present their ideas”. In my post I have split the two types of presentation tools into auditory and visual. Explore more about these tools here: Creative Communicating Through Technology.