6th Grade Famous Women Research Project Fran Feeley Project Elite Culminating Activity June 10, 2010 Voicethread
Standards Illinois Learning Standards Middle/Junior High School STATE GOAL 5: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.
Standards AASL 21st Century Standards Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
Standards Share knowledge and participate productively as members of our democratic society. 3.4.1 Assess the processes by which learning was achieved in order to revise strategies and learn more effectively in the future. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. 4.3.4 Practice safe and ethical behaviors in personal electronic communication and interaction.
Collaboration 6th grade language arts teacher Language arts emphasis on research process and writing process Content Title Page Early Life Accomplishments/Impact Interesting Facts Summary Bibliography
Activities Week 1: Project resources. Availability of prepared citations in many sources. Week 2: Modeling of Voicethread. School librarian provides a brief overview and demonstration of the basic functions Browse Create [importing images, making comments] My Voice [including sharing]
Activities Week 3: In-depth demonstration of Voicethread functions conversion of Power Point slides into JPEG’s importing of slides and/or other images into Voicethread importing slides from public domain sources inside Voicethread written and audio comments Setting publishing options and playback options sharing work products
Activities Week 4: School librarian reviews APA-style citations and the use of Son of Citation Machine to generate citations. http://citationmachine.net/ Week 5: School librarian reviews Big6 skills. Students offer examples of Big6 reflections on this project that utilize Big6 terminology correctly.
Collaboration Oral Presentation? What oral presentation ? Getting back on track…
Assessment Two assessment rubrics: Teacher and Librarian Elements assessed: CONTENT MECHANICS - capitalization, punctuation, spelling LENGTH – 6 paragraphs; 3-6 minutes ETHICAL USE OF INFORMATION – bibliography INFORMATION LITERACY – Big6 reflections
The Students: Eric & Hannah 25 6th grade students per class in a dual language program Students require much guidance and support for report writing in both langauges Hannah: Spanish Langauge Leaner Erick: English Language Learner
The Work! Erick’s http://voicethread.com/share/1147464/ Hannah’s http://voicethread.com/#q.b1198172.i6465074
What worked and what did not Collaboration with teacher Use of library and computer class time Use of library computer lab for recording Misunderstanding regarding number of information products