Make Your Own Hologram (Lesson Plan)

Make Your Own Hologram

This is one of my favourite “filler” lessons! I’ve taught this in Media, Photography & Technologies a number of times now, and no matter what age the students are, they simply love making their own holograms! There is just something really cool about creating this futuristic piece of technology yourself. Not to mention using your phone and YouTube during a school lesson – what more could a kid want?!

Seriously though, this is a fun, hands-on lesson that you can use in Maths, Science, Media or Technologies. It’s a great way for younger students to practice their fine motor skills, to apply their understanding of geometry & measurement and for students to be creative and use digital technologies. This year, I am going to be taking this lesson one step further, and having students create their hologram-friendly videos that display a Mother’s Day message for their mums. They will then present their holograms to their mum in a pretty little box (that we’ll make also!) and then bring up the videos on their device for their mums’ to project. Can’t wait!

For the full lesson plan please visit my Teachers Pay Teachers page.

Curriculum Links

ICT Capability

Level 4

Generate ideas, plans and processes

Use ICT effectively to record ideas, represent thinking and plan solutions

Generate solutions to challenges and learning area tasks

independently or collaboratively create and modify digital solutions, creative outputs or data representation/transformation for particular audiences and purposes

Select and use hardware and software

select from, and safely operate, a range of devices to undertake specific tasks and use basic troubleshooting procedures to solve routine malfunctions
Level 5

Generate solutions to challenges and learning area tasks

Design and modify simple digital solutions, or multimodal creative outputs or data transformations for particular audiences and purposes following recognised conventions.

Generate ideas, plans and processes

use appropriate ICT to collaboratively generate ideas and develop plans

Select and use hardware and software

independently select and operate a range of devices by adjusting relevant software functions to suit specific tasks, and independently use common troubleshooting procedures to solve routine malfunctions
Level 6

Generate solutions to challenges and learning area tasks

Design, modify and manage complex digital solutions, or multimodal creative outputs or data transformations for a range of audiences and purposes.

Generate ideas, plans and processes

select and use ICT to articulate ideas and concepts, and plan the development of complex solutions

Select and use hardware and software

justify the selection of, and optimise the operation of, a selected range of devices and software functions to complete specific tasks, for different purposes and in different social contexts

About Me

My name is Kim Maslin, and I’m a West Australian educator who is passionate about digital technologies and developing healthy life-long learning habits. I provide a range of ICT-related seminars and workshops, as well as web design & digital marketing services. I am also a teacher and Digital Learning Coordinator. You can find out more about me here.

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About Kim Maslin

Kim Maslin is an Australian educator & author. She recently published a children’s cybersafety book, “The Tweeting Galah.” She is an ICT trainer, teacher & Digital Learning Coordinator. Kim is certified as an Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Common Sense Media Certified Educator, a Family Zone Cybersafety Expert and finalist in the ECCI Business Excellence Awards 2017.