Psalm Video Project Evaluation – November 2014

Students, you did a great job putting your videos together – they are beautiful! To wind up this project, I would like you to do a self evaluation.

Please leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling about the following things:

  • What did you like about this project? What didn’t you like?
  • What new things did you learn from this unit about copyright and/or iMovie?
  • What parts of your project were the best/strongest? What things do you think you could have improved or done better?
  • What suggestions do you have for Miss Bosch to improve the project for next time?

When you are done, if you did not get 25 points on your project, you may correct your mistakes and turn it in again so Miss Bosch can publish your project.

Then you may view the videos that are already published posted below.

Psalm Videos – November 2014

Great job with your Psalm videos – they are beautiful! I am embedding the video files that met the criteria for publication below. (Note: I will keep adding videos as people correct any errors and as I finish grading them, so check back if yours isn’t here!)

Students, you may leave a comment giving a shout out to one or two videos that you especially liked!  Be sure to tell why you liked them!

Evaluating Websites 11/14

Students, we will be using these links for our lesson today. Please write answers on your worksheet.

PART 1

Go to one of these links.  On your worksheet write one or two things that you learned from the site:

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Lake Michigan Whale Watching
Jackalope Conspiracy

PART 2
Please watch this video and use the worksheet to take notes.  Write down the meanings of website endings and the A, B, C, D, and E of evaluating websites. Then write a sentence or two explaining what each one means.  (Ignore the instructions at the end of the video.)
http://www.schooltube.com/video/ca475ce545e844d4a2de/
PART 3
Go to each of these links.  Use your worksheet to evaluate each website:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
www.nutritionaltest.com
http://worldwildlife.org/species/
If time: Please leave a comment of 2 sentences telling me what you learned today about evaluating websites.

Adobe Voice: Technology Regulation Public Service Announcements

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 1.20.15 PM  11-4-14The sixth graders recently completed work on public service announcements talking about some of the issues faced by middle school students when using technology. They used the Adobe Voice app to build their commercials.

Here are the links where you can listen to their work:

#Words Hurt - by Kennedy A. and Micaiah

Think First – by Jenna and Eden

Use, Don’t Misuse – by Josiah and Caleb

#Be Smart and Wise – by Grace

Staying on Task - by Amy and Naja

Stranger Danger – by Maddie and Katherine

#Instagram – by Dominique and Karringtyn

What would Jesus Do? – by Kacey

Be Careful of What You Post – by Joshua, Caidon, Zachery, and Jason

Be Careful of What You Say - by Luke and Brett

Cyberbullying – by Sarah and Khennedi

Teacher note: The FREE Adobe Voice app is amazing! I found it to be easy to use and it produced a very polished product. I loved that you could search in app for icons and images to use as well as take your own photos or add from the camera roll.  The icons look especially professional in the projects, I think. There are a variety of styles and songs that you can use to customize your video. And best of all, it automatically creates a credit page at the end for all the media in the project! Note that you do need an account to publish the projects, although you can save and watch them on the iPads without publishing. I created an account in my name that I am logging into to publish the videos.

Students, when I ask you to, leave a one or two sentence compliment for at least one other commercial. Mention the names of the authors in your comment. Tell them an idea you liked, something you learned, or a specific thing that you liked about how they put their commercial together.

 

 

Chat and Collaboration Activities October 2014

IMG_1968 IMG_1970The past few days the sixth graders have been practicing chat and collaboration online activities.  On Monday we worked in teams to use chat tools to collaborate on a document giving advice for future 6th graders. Here are some examples of their end products:

Red Group:

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View Red Group video

Blue Group:

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View Blue Group video

Green Group:

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Green Group video

Purple Group:

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 Purple Group video

Guest Speaker – Mr. Bono

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Yesterday we ended our first quarter class with the 6th graders with a special speaker. Mr. Bono from Canfield (canfielddetroit.com) spoke to the students about creative careers in technology. He showed students some amazing examples of videos and websites that he has created with his company. He also shared ways he has used his talents to give back to the city of Detroit and to help with church planting in cities. Students were challenged to think out of the box.  We definitely were inspired by his visit!

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Evaluating Websites 10/14

Students, we will use the links listed below as part of this lesson.  Please write your responses on the the worksheet.

PART 1

Go to one of these links.  On your worksheet write one or two things that you learned from the site:

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Lake Michigan Whale Watching
Jackalope Conspiracy

PART 2
Please watch this video and use the worksheet to take notes.  Write down the meanings of website endings and the A, B, C, D, and E of evaluating websites. Then write a sentence or two explaining what each one means.  (Ignore the instructions at the end of the video.)
http://www.schooltube.com/video/ca475ce545e844d4a2de/
PART 3
Go to each of these links.  Use your worksheet to evaluate each website:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
www.nutritionaltest.com
http://worldwildlife.org/species/
If time: Please leave a comment of 2 sentences telling me what you learned today about evaluating websites.