After our thought provoking discussion on how middle school students can exercise self regulation/self control as they use technology, the students went to work creating public service announcements using the Adobe Voice app on our iPads. Their commercials have turned out great! Click on the links to view:
Be Smart by Grace, Claire, and Emma
Cyberbullying by Kamille and Zakariah
#beyourownfilter by Kennedi, Morgan, and Maya
Music and Televison by Derrick
Be Careful What You Search For by Maritta and Eden
Be Careful on the Internet by Derrick and Luke
#Internet Access by Jordan and Rachel
Text and Bullying by Briana
Self Control by Caleb
Don’t Be that Person by Grace
Things to Remember about Internet Safety by Jalon and William
Teacher note: The FREE Adobe Voice app is amazing! This is the first time I have tried using it and we found it to be easy 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, 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.