7th Grade – End of Quarter Reflection/Evaluation Decmember18

Seventh graders, please write a comment that includes ALL of the following:

Keyboarding (2 or 3 sentences):

  • How did you do meeting the goal that you set at the start of keyboarding? How did your keyboarding improve?
  • What do you still need to work on improving?

The Rest of the Class (2 or 3 sentences):

  • What were your favorite parts of the class? (Reminder: GarageBand, Merge Cubes, Apple Pencil, Sketchnotes in Keynote, Psalm iMovie)
  • What important/helpful/interesting/cool thing did you learn or accomplish this semester?
  • Any suggestions to improve this class for seventh graders’ next class?

This comment is a part of your participation grade for today. Remember to only use your first name.

Thanks for a great semester!  Miss Bosch

Seventh Grade Psalm iMovie Videos December 2018

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.)

 

Psalm Video Project – Self Reflection 2018

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.

7th – Copyright Lesson Resources

Here are the links we will use for this lesson:

Video about Creative Commons and Copyright

Music Websites:

Imcompetech

Bensound

Photo Websites:

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

Seventh Grade Keynote Sketchnotes November 2018

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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!

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IMG_0164After 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?

Seventh Grade Keynote Selfie Portraits

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The seventh graders have been using the #EveryoneCanSketchnote workbook that I created in Keynote to learn more about sketchnotes, using Keynote, and drawing with the Apple Pencil. On Thursday the students learned a tracing trick in Keynote and then used a selfie photo to make their own cartoon drawing. I snapped a few photos while they were working – a lot of creative work happening! The students have been loving using the Apple Pencil – they only wish we had more so they didn’t have to share!

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Here is a link to a video tutorial that I quickly put together for the students to show them how to use tracing in Keynote to make these portraits.

7th Grade – End of Quarter Reflection/Evaluation

Seventh graders, please write a comment that includes ALL of the following:

Keyboarding (2 or 3 sentences):

  • How did you do meeting the goal that you set at the start of keyboarding? How did your keyboarding improve?
  • What do you still need to work on improving?

The Rest of the Class (2 or 3 sentences):

  • What were your favorite parts of the class? (Reminder: GarageBand, Merge Cubes, Apple Pencil, Sketchnotes in Keynote, Psalm iMovie)
  • What important/helpful/interesting/cool thing did you learn or accomplish this semester?
  • Any suggestions to improve this class for seventh graders’ next class?

This comment is a part of your participation grade for today. Remember to only use your first name.

Thanks for a great semester!  Miss Bosch

Psalm Videos October 2018

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.)

 

 

7th Keynote/Sketchnote Unit Reflection

IMG_5467We are so blessed to have 13 new Apple Pencils that our students can use on our iPads. They were purchased with some of the prize money that our middle school students won a few years ago in the Meijer Great Choices video contest. The seventh-grade students worked through the Everyone Can Sketchnote workbook in Keynote using the Apple pencil to practice new drawing skills and iPad tricks. Then they created a sketchnote of their choice about a book, Bible story, or a science/social studies topic.

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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.

A few students explored animating their sketchnotes using the tools available in Keynote. Here are a few video examples:

Students, 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?