Week 10 Online Learning 5/26 – Final Blog Post!

Here is some important info for this week: The video below might not be showing, click here to view.

  • I am grading part 3 of your COVID 19 Book Creator journal on Tuesday at 3 pm. You need to have 3 more pages done (for a total of 10 pages). I am taking off 1/2 point if it is late!!! Please contact me today during school hours if you need help with this project – it is worth 10 points and will have big impact your grade if not done.
  • Please check that you have included everything I am grading for this project. Some of you have 10 pages but did not include all the graded multimedia. See the list in last week’s post.
  • I will be leaving a “sticky note” comment in your book with final feedback for the entire project. Please move or delete the sticky note when you do not need it. If you make corrections based on the note, let me know so I can regrade the project.
  • Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday, May 26, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:00 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question about our assignment or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation by email in the morning and will also post in our Google Classroom. You should come if you are behind on any assignment to get help

THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT: Do one final blogpost on your Kidblog. You must write about all these items listed below (minimum of 6 detailed sentences):

  • Your favorite project during learning at home. Explain specifically why it was your favorite.
  • Your least favorite project during learning at home. Explain specifically why you didn’t like it.
  • Talk about how this class was for you for learning at home. Tell at least 1 thing you liked and at least 1 way I can make it better if we ever have to do the class with remote learning again. This information is very important to me, please be honest.
  • What was the best way to get information to you – email, Google Classroom, or SCS messenger. Any way I could make communication better? Any way to make lessons easier to understand?
  • What was your favorite part of the class before we went into learning at home? Look back at your blog if you forgot what projects we were doing.

This assignment is very easy and is worth 3 points! It is due Tuesday, June 2 at 8 am when I will post final grades for the class. Late projects will be marked down a 1/2 point. I will give a BONUS 1/2 point to anyone who finishes it completely by 3 pm on Friday!

If you would like to download, print, or share your COVID 19 Journal, here are directions. (I recorded this video for the 3rd Graders, but they the instructions will work for you as well.) I think it would be a good thing to save as a record of what this crazy time has been like – something you could even show your own children when they ask about the Pandemic of 2020. Link to video if it doesn’t appear below.

Week 9 Online Learning 5/18 – Covid 19 Book Creator Journal Part 3

Here is some important info for this week:

  • I am grading part 2 of your COVID 19 Book Creator journal on Tuesday at 8 am. You need to have 4 more pages done (for a total of 7 pages). I am taking off 1/2 point if it is late!!! Please contact me today during school hours if you need help with this project.
  • I will be leaving a “sticky note” comment in your book for your next 4 pages with feedback. Please move or delete the sticky note when you do not need it.
  • Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday May 19, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:00 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question about our assignment or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation by email in the morning and will also post in our Google Classroom. You are REQUIRED to come if you are behind on any assignment to get help!

This week’s assignment: Do 3 more pages in your COVID 19 journal. This is due on Tuesday, May 26 at 3 pm. I will take off 1/2 point if it is late! You should have 10 pages done total by next Tuesday. I will be grading the entire finished project worth 10 points. Be sure it contains all the elements listed below:

  • Cover with a Title and your first name (1 point)
  • At least one photo (1 point)
  • At least one video (1 point)
  • At least one audio recording (1 point)
  • Text that is formatted in a variety of ways (1point)
  • At least one drawing (1 point)
  • At least one use of the auto drawing feature or emojis (1 point)
  • Include at least one of your COVID 19 projects from other assignments in this class (like a drawing from another app, your Bible verse poster, your animated video, a Minecraft screenshot, etc.) (1 point)
  • At least a total of 10 pages in your journal. Careful use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling! (1 point)
  • Pages are creatively edited with a variety of fonts, colors. There are not large areas of empty space. (1 point)
  • Total of 10 points for this project

Book Creator Login Link: https://app.bookcreator.com/sign-in
Use your SCS email to login.

PROJECT EXAMPLE: view this link to get ideas. This example was made for third grade. Your journal does NOT need to look exactly like this! Third Grade Covid 19 Journal Example

Week 8 Online Learning 5/11 – Covid 19 Book Creator Journal Part 2

Here is some important info for this week:

  • I spoke with many of you last week and gave you additional time to finish your Superhero vrs. COVID 19 animation video and blogpost. If it still is not done, I am marking it as a zero on Tuesday morning. Please contact me during school hours if you need help!
  • I am grading part 1 of your COVID 19 Book Creator journal on Tuesday at 8 am. You need to have 3 pages done. I am taking off 1/2 point if it is late!!! Please contact me today during school hours if you need help with this project.
  • I will be leaving a “sticky note” comment in your book for your first 3 pages with feedback. Please move or delete the sticky note when you do not need it.
  • Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday May 12, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:00 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question about our assignment or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation by email in the morning and will also post in our Google Classroom. You are REQUIRED to come if you are behind on any assignment to get help!
  • If my video below isn’t showing (sorry, technical difficulties), click here to view.
https://vimeo.com/415971412

This week’s assignment: Do 4 more pages in your COVID 19 journal. This is due on Tuesday, May 19 at 8 am. I will take off 1/2 point if it is late! You should have 7 pages done total by next Tuesday. You will finish the last 3 pages next week.

Here are the expectations for the entire journal project:

  • Cover with a Title and your first name (1 point)
  • At least one photo (1 point)
  • At least one video (1 point)
  • At least one audio recording (1 point)
  • Text that is formatted in a variety of ways (1point)
  • At least one drawing (1 point)
  • At least one use of the auto drawing feature or emojis (1 point)
  • Include at least one of your Covid 19 projects from other assignments in this class (like a drawing from another app, your Bible verse poster, your animated video, a Minecraft screenshot, etc.) (1 point)
  • At least a total of 10 pages in your journal. Careful use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling! (1 point)
  • Pages are creatively edited with a variety of fonts, colors. There are not large areas of empty space. (1 point)
  • Total of 10 points for this project (You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment.)

Book Creator Login Link: https://app.bookcreator.com/sign-in
Use your SCS Google login to create your account following the steps from the video in last week’s post.

PROJECT EXAMPLE: view this link to get ideas. This example was made for third grade. Your journal does NOT need to look exactly like this! Third Grade Covid 19 Journal Example

Week 7 Online Learning 5/4 – Covid 19 Book Creator Journal Part 1

Here is some important info for this week:

  • Some of you need to finish your Superhero vrs. Covid 19 animation video and blogpost from last week. This will be graded – I will post this grade Tuesday morning. It is worth 10 points. Let me know if you need help or additional time to complete. Here is the link for the project and how I am grading it: http://blogs.southfieldchristian.org/middlepages/2020/04/week-6-online-learning-4-27-animation-part-2/
  • Optional Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday May 5, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:15 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question about our assignment or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation by email in the morning and will also post in our Google Classroom.

THIS WEEK: Our assignment for this week is a digital Covid 19 Journal in Book Creator – part one is due at 8 am on Monday May 11.

You will be working over the next few weeks creating a digital journal using Book Creator that will serve as primary source memory of your Covid 19 experiences over the past few months. There are a lot of specific directions to get you started. Please watch this video to see how to set up your account. The code for your login is in the email that I sent you this week and also in our Google Classroom. Please get in contact immediately if you have any difficulties. (If you get stuck during the weekend or on evenings, I may not be available to help, so please plan accordingly!)

FOR THIS PROJECT: These are the platform formats to use:

On a PC or Chromebook – use Google Chrome
On a Mac computer – use Google Chrome or Safari
On an iPad – use the Safari web browser (not the Book Creator app)

Book Creator Login Link: https://app.bookcreator.com/sign-in
Use your SCS Google login to create your account following the steps in the video above.

Be careful to always say yes or ok to give permission to use cameras and microphones if you are asked! If the camera does not work, you will need to go into your browser’s settings to give it permission. In Chrome, you will need to find the Settings or Preferences > PRIVACY AND SECURITY > SITE SETTINGS > then click camera and/or microphone to turn on ALLOW for Book Creator. (If you cannot get it to work, contact Miss Bosch and she will try to help you.)

PROJECT EXAMPLE: view this link to get ideas. This example was made for third grade. Your journal does NOT need to look exactly like this! Third Grade Covid 19 Journal Example

PROJECT EXPECTATIONS:

WEEK ONE: By Tuesday, 8 am on May 12, I expect everyone to have set up their book and created at least 3 pages. This part is worth 3 points. You do not need to do a blog post. If you complete this part but it is late, I will take away 1/2 point for being late.

WEEK TWO: Here are the expectations for the entire journal project

  • Cover with a Title and your first name (1 point)
  • At least one photo (1 point)
  • At least one video (1 point)
  • At least one audio recording (1 point)
  • Text that is formatted in a variety of ways (1point)
  • At least one drawing (1 point)
  • At least one use of the auto drawing feature or emojis (1 point)
  • Include at least one of your COVID 19 projects from other assignments in this class (like a drawing from another app, your Bible verse poster, your animated video, a Minecraft screenshot, etc.) (1 point)
  • At least a total of 10 pages in your journal. Careful use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling! (1 point)
  • Pages are creatively edited with a variety of fonts, colors. There are not large areas of empty space. (1 point)
    backgrounds and filled with text and multimedia, not plain with empty spaces (1 point)
  • Total of 10 points for this project (You will have 3 weeks for this project)

Please contact me if you have questions or cannot get something to work. Do NOT wait until the last minute!

Week 6 Online Learning 4/27 – Animation Part 2

Here is some important info for this week:

  • Some of you need to finish your blog post from last week telling about your plans for your animation project – see here for directions from last week. You do not need to post a project, only your plans, and how far you got with your animation. This will be graded – I will post this grade Tuesday morning. It is worth 3 points. Let me know if you need help.
  • Optional Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday April 28, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:15 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation by email in the morning and will also post in our Google Classroom.

Here are the directions for Part 2 of your Superhero vrs Covid 19 animation project:

  1. Finish creating the clips of your animations.
  2. Use an app to edit your clip pieces together. You could use iMovie, Clips, Splice, or another video editing app. If you need a suggestion that will work with your technology, please contact me immediately so we can figure out an option that would work.
  3. Your video must have:
  • a title (1/2 point)
  • your first name (no last name) as creator (1/2 point)
  • your animated story clips (5 points)
  • some kind of sound – audio recording of voices talking, sound effects, music (you need at least one) (2 points)
  • credits at the end telling what apps you used. Also credits if you used someone else’s photos (1 point).
  • if you used photos, they must be copyright-friendly/creative commons photos – like from this list. Add specific credit for where you got the photo. (Google Photos is NOT a credit, because it does not give credit to the person or website who made the photo.)

4. Save your finished video. Upload it to your Kidblog (1 point). Please tell in your post: how you made your video, any challenges/struggles while you were working on it, what you enjoyed/didn’t enjoy about the project, what were your strengths in the project, what you would improve next time, and anything new that you learned. Total of 10 points for the project this week! It is worth a lot – please follow directions carefully! Due Monday, May 4 at 8 am.

I am really looking forward to seeing these projects! Let me know if you have any questions or need help – I am available during school hours to assist you!

Week 5 Online Learning 4/20 – Animation Part 1

Items for this week 4/20:

  • Some of you need to finish your Tynker Coding assignment/blogpost from last week. This will be graded – grades are being posted Tuesday (I think) so a zero on this project will really affect your grade. Let me know if you need help.
  • Reminder: I set up a Google Classroom for you to join to help you keep organized – let me know if you still need the code.
  • Optional Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday April 21, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:15 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation 15 minutes before and will also post in our Google Classroom.

The assignment for the next two weeks is an animation project. You may create your animation in Keynote, using a stop motion app, or another animation app or website. (I listed some suggestions below if you need them.) The theme of your animation is “SUPERHERO vrs COVID 19.”

  • Invent your own superhero for this project. If you are planning to use an action figure (like Batman), do something to give him a new look and name. Do not use copyrighted characters, stories, or photos that you grab off the internet – be original!
  • Think through/plan a story idea for your animation. Try to come up with a unique creative way that your superhero can fight the virus. Your video may be funny or serious/educational.
  • Week 1: Build your animation clips for your video. Your animated clips totaled all together should be between 30 seconds to 1 minute long. They may be longer, but it doesn’t have to be – I know animation takes a long time.
  • End of Week 1 – just a blogpost telling your plan for the project, your superhero, your story, what app you are using, how far you have gotten. You do not need to post a project. Due Monday, April 27 at 8 am.
  • Week 2: Edit your clips together. Include a title, music and/or audio, and end credits. Your completed video should be at least 45 seconds long, but it may be longer. (I will give you some editing suggestions next week.)
  • Finally, post your video to your blog with our normal explanation of the project.
  • Be wise with your use of time with this lesson – do not wait until the end of week 2 to work on this.

If you are going to use Keynote (which I do recommend for this project), please watch the two videos below. I know the first one is longer, but they both will really help you to learn/review all the options for animation in Keynote. I want your skills to grow, not just do the same old stuff!

Other app options for creating animations or stop motion:

Stop Motion Studio
Lego Movie Maker
Koma Koma

Toontastic (Apple)
Toontastic (Google)

Puppet Pals ($3.99)

Anything else is fine if it lets you make an animation in some way!

If you don’t have an iPad or are having trouble figuring out an option that will work with your computer, phone, or tablet, please connect with me right away and I will help you figure out something that will work for you! Good luck and have fun!

Week 4 Online Learning 4/13 – Tynker Coding

Items for this week 4/13:

  • If needed, finish your Bible Verse Poster and blogpost from last week – this will be graded. Let me know if you need help.
  • I sent information last week for a Google Classroom for you to join to help you keep organized – let me know if I need to send it again.
  • Optional Zoom Office Hours, Tuesday April 11, 3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 / 7th hour: 2:15 – 2:45. Stop in if you have a question or just want to say hi. I will send you the invitation 15 minutes before and will also post in our Google Classroom.
  • This week we are using Tynker to explore coding. I will email your login information individually to you. Please contact me on Monday if you do not get it or cannot get it to work! Read below the details of the assignment and expectations for this week:

This week’s assignment is to use Tynker to learn more about coding. You can use the website or download the app – the links are below. (NOTE: It starts easy, but it will get more complex as you go along. If you have already done a lot of coding in the past and the lessons seem too easy after you have worked for a bit, let me know and I can move you up a level.)

On Monday through Thursday, spend 15 – 20 minutes each day working in Tynker. You should have a minimum of one hour working on lessons this week. I can track your progress and see how much you are working – if you are under that amount your grade will be adjusted.

On Friday, write a blogpost telling me about what you have done with coding for this week. Include in your post:

  • How far you got in your lessons.
  • What you learned about coding, including an explanation of at least one coding vocabulary word like “loops” or “functions.”
  • What was fun or challenging about the coding lessons in Tynker. You can also tell me what you liked or didn’t like.
  • Include a photo or screenshot of one of the activities you liked, was hard, or you want to talk about.
  • Due Date: Monday, April 20 at 8 am.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions. I will be tracking your progress within Tynker as you work during the week.

https://www.tynker.com/ – website login

Apple Tynker app download

Google Tynker app download

Week 3 Online Learning 4/6 – Bible Search and Verse Poster

Hey Everyone!
I loved seeing your Book Trailer projects. There was a lot of variety with how you put your videos together. I left a comment for every posted project. If you didn’t finish your project from week 2, please continuing working on it when you have time and post it when done. Be sure you explain about the project in your post along with posting the project. This project will be graded and not doing it will affect your grade for 4th quarter. Watch this video and then read below for details on your assignments for this week.

  1. Finish your Book Trailer if it is not completed.
  2. Please fill in this survey – I need some information to help me plan the rest of our lessons for the quarter.

Multimedia Tech Class Survey

3) Optional Zoom Office Hours on Tuesday, April 7 – stop in say hi (I miss you) and ask any questions on our projects. I will drop the link in this post 15 minutes before the scheduled times:

UPDATE – Office Hours are finished for this week. If you still would like to talk to me, let me know.
3rd hour: 10:00 – 10:30 7th hour: 2:15 – 2:45

4) Digital Bible Search Project: Because of shorter week for Good Friday, I am making the project something simple that hopefully won’t take a lot of time. Due date for this assignment is Monday, April 13, at 8 am.

  • Watch the video above on tricks for using the YouVersion Bible App. (If you can’t get the Youversion app, use any other Bible app or BibleGateway.com.)
  • Youversion iPhone/iPad
  • Youversion Android
  • Search for and select a verse that applies to your feelings or needs for this week.
  • Create a digital poster to share this verse. You may use Youversion Bible, Pic Collage app, Typorama app, Google Docs, Google Draw, or a similar app or website to make your project. See my examples and video below. You must personally CREATE the poster for this post – not just Googling a picture to put in your blogpost. It should include the words of the verse and photo or background combined in a creative way.
  • Post your verse project in your blog. Explain why you picked this verse and how you made your digital project. (Don’t forget to do this – it is part of your grade!)
  • Blog Post with Project is due next Monday, April 13 at 8 am!

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a blessed Easter!

Example from Youversion Bible
Example from Pic Collage
Example from Typorama

Happy Spring Vacation!

Just a quick message for you!

Updates:

  • I am loving seeing your projects! Keep up the creative work!
  • I will grade your Book Trailer Plus project on the Monday we get back (April 6) so you may keep working on it if not done.
  • Any questions on assignments, let me know!
  • Don’t forget to write about your project when you post it – some of you are forgetting to do this!
  • I would love to hear how you are doing, so leave me a comment just giving me an update!
  • Enjoy your “vacation!”