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Feeley culmination activity

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

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