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USING STUDENT CREATED
 VIDEO - A CASE STUDY
    Mary Alonzi, Springman Middle School
  Erica Roberts, Jefferson Junior Hig...
SCHOOL BACKGROUND
• Approximately   685 students (6th, 7th & 8th)

•2   8th grade teams (200 combined)

• 15% free and red...
PROJECT BACKGROUND


• 8th   grade Social Studies Research Project

• Previous   years’ projects were PowerPoint

• Approa...
ALIGNMENT TO ILLINOIS
LEARNING STANDARDS

English Language Arts State Goal 5 -
“Use the Language Arts to acquire,
assess a...
ALIGNMENT TO NETS
          STANDARDS
1. Demonstrate creative thinking, construct
knowledge, and develop innovative produc...
ALIGNMENT TO NETS
       STANDARDS (PART 2)

3. Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use
information.

4. Use crit...
REVISED PROJECT TIMELINE
• Cross    team project

• Specific   topics about Africa

• Groups    selected their 1st, 2nd & 3...
TOOLS WE USED


• MacBooks       (1 per project group)
• iMovie   ’08
• Flip Video     Cameras
• Snowball     Microphones
STUDENTS’ GRADES


• Movies   evaluated by the Social Studies Teachers
• Students   evaluated each others’ work
• Group  m...
PROJECT IMPACT


• Engaged   students
• Higher   quality product
• Hunger   Dinner
LESSONS LEARNED
• Separate   iMovie Lessons
• Citing   Sources
• Movie    Planning
• Grading   Rubric
• Saving   student w...
Works Cited

Bush, Gail. The School Buddy System: The Practice of
Collaboration. Chicago: American Library Association,
20...
Contact Information:
       Mary Alonzi, alonzilib@yahoo.com
Erica Roberts, erica@iteachyoucomputers.com

         Handout...
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Case study of how one middle school used student created video as a project deliverable for an 8th grade social studies world geography project

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    1. 1. USING STUDENT CREATED VIDEO - A CASE STUDY Mary Alonzi, Springman Middle School Erica Roberts, Jefferson Junior High School
    2. 2. SCHOOL BACKGROUND • Approximately 685 students (6th, 7th & 8th) •2 8th grade teams (200 combined) • 15% free and reduced lunch, many without Internet access outside of school • 2:1 Macbook • Professional Learning Communities focusing on Common Assessments
    3. 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND • 8th grade Social Studies Research Project • Previous years’ projects were PowerPoint • Approached teachers to change project outcome • Teachers used new approach to forming groups
    4. 4. ALIGNMENT TO ILLINOIS LEARNING STANDARDS English Language Arts State Goal 5 - “Use the Language Arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.”
    5. 5. ALIGNMENT TO NETS STANDARDS 1. Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. 2. Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    6. 6. ALIGNMENT TO NETS STANDARDS (PART 2) 3. Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. 4. Use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
    7. 7. REVISED PROJECT TIMELINE • Cross team project • Specific topics about Africa • Groups selected their 1st, 2nd & 3rd topic choices • Social Studies teachers assigned topics & created groups • Library Media Specialist reviewed research process • Timeline expanded to include 2 class periods of direct iMovie instruction
    8. 8. TOOLS WE USED • MacBooks (1 per project group) • iMovie ’08 • Flip Video Cameras • Snowball Microphones
    9. 9. STUDENTS’ GRADES • Movies evaluated by the Social Studies Teachers • Students evaluated each others’ work • Group members evaluated each others’ participation
    10. 10. PROJECT IMPACT • Engaged students • Higher quality product • Hunger Dinner
    11. 11. LESSONS LEARNED • Separate iMovie Lessons • Citing Sources • Movie Planning • Grading Rubric • Saving student work
    12. 12. Works Cited Bush, Gail. The School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003. Harada, Violet and Joan M. Yoshina. Assessing Learning: Librarians and Teachers as Partners. Westport, Conn.: 2005. Valenza, Joyce Kasman. Power Research Tools: Learning Activities & Posters. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003. Valenza, Joyce Kasman. Power Tools Recharged: 125+ Essential Forms and Presentations for Your School Library Information Program. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.
    13. 13. Contact Information: Mary Alonzi, alonzilib@yahoo.com Erica Roberts, erica@iteachyoucomputers.com Handouts can be found at: iteachyoucomputers.wikispaces.com, along with a link to this slideshow
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