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Video Planning

  1. 1. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi Audio & Video“This week you will be creating an audio and a video to support the ASSURE lesson plan.”Introduction Smaldino, Lowther, and Russell (2012) believe that “video is suitable in all instructionalenvironments and works with whole classes, small groups, and individual students” (p. 234).One way video can be used to enhance learning in the classroom, is by teaching a specificprocess (Smaldino, et al., 2012, p. 242). I have chosen to create a video that teaches students theprocess involved in access of and navigation through a WebQuest. This instructional videoshould prepare students to comfortably begin the actual assignment within the WebQuest withoutworrying about where they should look first, or when/if they should click on a certain page. An important component of videos used for classroom instruction, is that they containshort, yet complete, segments (Smaldino, et al., 2012, p. 244). The video I have created is only 3minutes long, but it adequately shares all of the information necessary for students to learn theprocess of navigating through a WebQuest. A longer video on the same topic would borestudents and give too much information, possibly leading to lower retention. Videography, which is the creation of video, requires preproduction planning, recording,and editing (Smaldino, et al., 2012, p. 244). To plan, I first summarized my audience and theobjectives of the video. I then created a script detailing types of shots/graphics to be used,transitions, audio (music), and narration. The final part of my planning was a storyboard thatechoed the script, although in a more visual manner that is helpful at quick glance. To record Iused a Sony Handycam, and to record the computer screen and edit my video I used Camtasiastudio, making it fit for use in the classroom. 1
  2. 2. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. ZiaeehezarjeribiVideo Planning DocumentTitle of the Video Writing a Letter in Block FormatTarget Learners The target learners are 22 fifth grade students at a rural elementary school. The class consists of 12 girls and 10 boys. A number of students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and three students are identified as having learning disabilities. An aide from the special education room comes in at least once a day to help the learning disabled students, and they can leave the room for additional help as needed. Technology has proven to be beneficial for engaging students in content. Students have demonstrated an appreciation for using technology in learning and assessments.Subject Area Social Studies: The Great Depression English: Writing and Formatting a Formal LetterLearning Objectives Given Microsoft Word software, the learner will compose a letter in block format and score 13/15 or higher on the teacher created “Letters to Lady Obama” rubric. The learner will demonstrate a general understanding of the Great Depression by playing the teacher created PowerPoint version of “Jeopardy: Great Depression Edition” scoring 5000/6000 or higher when completing the game individually. 2
  3. 3. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. ZiaeehezarjeribiScriptVideo NarrationTitle of Video, music, fade out NoneClose-up shot of presenter Hello, students! You’ve now come to the “Learn” step of your WebQuest assignment. You need to learn how to write and format a letter so that itGraphic displaying text a) appears uniform and professional and b) successfully conveys your request.Long-shot showing presenter You are going to write a letter to the First Lady Michelleand computer with Microsoft Obama, just as students your age wrote to Mrs. EleanorWord open Roosevelt over 70 years ago. You should have already read many of their letters as part of your research.Zoom in on presenter The format you will use to write your letter is commonly called “block” or “business letter” format.Recorded PowerPoint slide of You must always remember the Five Essential elements of aFive Essential Elements letter written in block format. The five elements are heading, inside address, salutation, body, and signature.Transition to long shot of There are also a number of important formattingpresenter considerations.Recorded PowerPoint slide All text is to be aligned left, with no indentations at the start ofdisplaying a bulleted list of paragraphs. Text is to be single spaced with one spaceformat considerations between paragraphs. Additional space is traditionally left between the closing and typed signature for the writer to sign in ink.Close up of presenter Now, keep all of that in mind as we work through an example letter. For this assignment, to ensure your privacy, everyone will be using the school’s address.Recorded computer screen You will be writing your letter using Microsoft Word. Here isshowing how to format my own letter. You can see, I already have the address of the school at the top of my page, but its in the wrong format.Recorded computer screen The first line should be the street address. The second lineshowing the heading should be the city, state, and zip code, and the third line should be todays date. Now you are ready to move on to the next element.Recorded computer screen The second element is the inside address. The inside addressshowing the inside address is the first and last name of the person to whom you are writing and their full mailing address. Everybodys should look exactly the same, because were all writing to First Lady 3
  4. 4. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi Obama.Recorded computer screen The third element of your letter is the salutation. Remember,showing the salutation we skip one line between paragraphs and elements, and write Dear First Lady. Normally, in an informal letter, youd use a comma at this point, but in a business or block letter, youll use a colon. Now skip another line, and youre ready for the body of your letter.Recorded computer screen The body of your letter is the most important element. Theshowing the body of the letter body of your letter should include at least two paragraphs in which you introduce yourself, express your opinion or concern, and address how the recipient could possibly remedy your concern. You must sound professional and passionate, and provide facts, reasons, and examples to support your position. You should close by thanking the First Lady for her time and reminding her of how she can contact you.Recorded computer screen The final element is simply your signature. Since this is ashowing the signature formal letter, you’ll use the closing “Sincerely” followed by a comma, then leave a few lines to actually sign in ink once you print, and finally, type your first and last name.Long shot of presenter That’s it! Your next step should be to peer edit with your assigned partner and to check your letter against the “Letters to Lady Obama” rubric available on the WebQuest before turning it in.Transition back to close-up of I’ll be available if you have any additional questions or needpresenter help brainstorming. Congratulations on making it to this point in the WebQuest! You’re almost done!Credits, fade music in and out None 4
  5. 5. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. ZiaeehezarjeribiStoryboard Title Screen •Wtiting a Letter in Block Format Hello, students! You’ve now come to the “Learn” step of your WebQuest assignment. You need to learn how to write and format a letter so that it a) appears uniform and professional and b) successfully conveys your request. You are going to write a letter to the First Lady Michelle Obama, just as students your age wrote to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt over 70 years ago. You should have already read many of their letters as part of your research.The format you will use to write your letter is commonly called “block” or “business letter” format. You must always remember the Five Essential elements of a letter written in block format. The five elements are heading, inside address, salutation, body, and signature. There are also a number of important formatting considerations. 5
  6. 6. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi All text is to be aligned left, with no indentations at the start of paragraphs. Text is to be single spaced with one space between paragraphs. Additional space is traditionally left between the closing and typed signature for the writer to sign in ink. Now, keep all of that in mind as we work through an example letter. For this assignment, to ensure your privacy, everyone will be using the school’s address. You will be writing your letter using Microsoft Word. Here is my own letter. You can see, I already have the address of the school at the top of my page, but its in the wrong format. The first line should be the street address. The second line should be the city, state, and zipcode, and the third line should be todays date. Now you are ready to move on to the next element. The second element is the inside address. The inside address is the first and last name of the person to whom you are writing and their full mailing address. Everybodys should look exactly the same, because were all writing to First Lady Obama. The third element of your letter, is the salutation. Remember, we skip one line between paragraphs and elements, and write Dear First Lady. Normally, in an informal letter, youd use a comma at this point, but in a business or block letter, youll use a colon. Now skip another line, and youre ready for the body of your letter. 6
  7. 7. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi The body of your letter is the most important element. The body of your letter should include at least two paragraphs in which you introduce yourself, express your opinion or concern, and address how the recipient could possibly remedy your concern. You must sound professional and passionate, while providing facts, reasons, and examples to support your position. You should close by thanking the First Lady for her time and reminding her of how she can contact you. The final element is simply your signature. Since this is a formal letter, you’ll use the closing “Sincerely” followed by a comma, then leave a few lines to actually sign in ink once you print, and finally, type your first and last name. That’s it! Your next step should be to peer edit with your assigned partner and to check your letter against the “Letters to Lady Obama” rubric available on the WebQuest before turning it in. I’ll be available if you have any additional questions or need help brainstorming. Congratulations on making it to this point in the WebQuest! You’re almost done! Credits 7
  8. 8. Lisa QuraishCIMT 543Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi ReferencesQuraish, L. (2012). Great Depression PowerPoint. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/819lisanicole/great-depression-powerpoint-for-webquestQuraish, L. (2012). Great Depression WebQuest. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/usgreatdepression/Scholastic. (n.d.) Business Letter Format. Retrieved from http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/format.pdfSmaldino, S.E., Lowther, D.L., & Russell, J.D. (2012). Instructional Technology and Media for Learning. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. 8

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