Hello students! In a few days, we will be setting up your own personal blog. We will be using blogging and commenting to set goals, to gather feedback from classmates and others, and to evaluate and reflect upon our work. To get started, we will use my tech blog.
Leave a comment of at least 3 sentences, telling:
- What is something you enjoy doing with technology (at home or at school)?
- What are one or two things you would like to learn, improve, or do in tech class this year?
- What is something you would like me to know about yourself?
Remember, when posting online:
- No last names. No personal info.
- Use your best sentences, spelling, and punctuation.
- Be sure that everything you post is kind, intelligent, and God-honoring!
When your comment has posted, you may look through the blog at past projects and videos.
Over the past few weeks, the seventh-grade students have been creating videos based on words from a verse from the Psalms. After learning about Creative Commons Copyright, students used copyright friendly websites to find images and music for their video. They then used iMovie to add the photos, used the Ken Burns effect to add movement to the still images, and then added titles, credits, and music. This is always one of my favorite projects – the videos are beautiful and truly reflect God’s creation.
Below are posted the videos that had no proofreading mistakes. (I will post additional videos as students make corrections.)
Seventh graders, thanks for your great work on your videos. I am looking forward to watching them!
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? Did you like using the videos for instruction?
Remember, first names only! Use your best spelling and grammar skills. Thanks!
This comment is required and is part of your participation grade for today.
Use these tutorials along with the written directions to work through the steps of your project. I will add more videos as we work through the project.
Here are the links we will use for this lesson:
Video about Creative Commons and Copyright
Learning Links Clip Art/Photos – scroll down to the section on Copyright Friendly Photos and use the ones that are labeled 7th
These are some examples of the Psalm videos that we will be creating:
Psalm Videos October 2018
Psalm Videos November 2016
Psalm Videos September 2016
Psalm Videos November 2015
Psalm Videos September 2015
The 7th-grade students recently completed a unit using Keynote to learn about Sketchnotes. They used my #EveryoneCanSketchnote workbook to learn the basics about sketchnotes while using tricks to work, draw, trace, and animate in Keynote. (Click the link for FREE download of the Keynote workbook.) They LOVED using our Apple Pencils while working through this unit!
After using the workbook, students used Keynote to make sketchnotes based on content from their Science or Social Studies class. (Scroll down to see their sketchnotes.) After they finished their sketchnotes, many students explored using the animation features in Keynote to add animations to their sketchnote. Here is an outstanding example from Kennedy (who loves to animate in Keynote and does it in her spare time even!)
Students, your sketchnotes were amazing! I loved taking a closer look at them as I was grading them. Here is a gallery showing everyone’s sketchnotes. Click on the image to see a larger view.
Seventh graders, please write a reflection of at least 3 sentences about our Keynote/Sketchnote Unit. Tell me about:
- What did you think of the workbook activities we did at the beginning in Keynote? What did you learn from them? Do you have any suggestions on how I could make the workbook better for future students? (I really would like to know your suggestions – please give MY project feedback!)
- What did you learn about sketchnotes, Keynote, and/or the Apple Pencil?
- What were your strengths in your sketchnote? What is something you could improve next time?