So December has arrived, and all to quickly if you ask me. This year is flying by. What that means is we need to get this video work under way.
You will be spending the week collecting your clips for your video. Here is a suggestion, plan out what clips you need before you film. Make a checklist. You can collect clips for different part of you video at different times. Think smarter, not harder. Plan out your clips, collect the clips, and then edit the clips. We have 3 weeks to do this.
The blogs this week were excellent. Your creative and expressive voices are taking shape. I can see a change in confidence in how you are all starting to write (which is a major reason for the repeated blogging). The vlogs are fantastic. 2 weeks in and they are already improving. Lots of good content there.
So the plans for the week is:
Sunday - film
Monday - film
Tuesday - film and update story board
Wednesday - film and final story board revision due
Thursday - editing lesson (Movie Maker Live)
Same story, 3 blogs or 1 blog with 1 vlog...due the same as always.
So, many short days last week made the time fly by. I will be letting teachers know that the Google Forms for making online quizzes will be available for extra credit this week. We need to move forward with the story boards, so I will be doing a little work with you on building a story board. I loved the Vlogs this week, huge success. I think they will just improve with your practice and comfort.
Don't forget that this Tuesday is Parent Teacher Day. Loved the feedback about it last week, and I agree with many of you. Although, even though most of you are Seniors I still loving seeing parents. I make it more important to just touch base with your parents (if they come) but never use the time to bring up issues. Everyone needs to hear positive things about you, so that is what I try and stick to. Tell them to come say hi.
Plans for this week is pretty straight forward:
Sunday to Monday - Story Boards
Tuesday - PT Conferences
Wednesday - STORY BOARD TAKE 1 due!!
Thursday - No School
Same rules this week, 3 blogs or 1 blog and 1 vlog.
I think we have started out the second Quarter in a wonderful way. The Forms were easy and fun, we will work on how to run the script and what it can do for the next few days. I am thinking that the best thing for us to start to think about is making new recruiting videos for Mr. Walker. Last year we waited too long and it was a bit of a rush. This year I want to make it work a lot better. I am hoping that Mr. Walker is able to come in and give us some input into what he would like to show to new potential teachers (and maybe even families).
So, the idea will be that there will be a set of concepts that are needed for a video and each concept will having catch words or ideas that go with it. Everyone will be given the choice to work in groups of up to 3 people, 2 people or alone but I will not choose groups or decide who works with who. By now you should be comfortable enough as a class to maturely decide on what will work best for you.
There will be a Presentation component before any filming starts. Consider it like a story board. They use these for actual films and shows in order to make sure there is a flow to the story. Once these are done, then we film, then we edit, and then we celebrate!
I will post more specifics as the week progresses.
This week I am going to attempt something new but it is not something you have to do. There will be three blogs for you to do BUT you can choose to use one of the new web cameras and make your very first Vlog. If you choose to do a Vlog you will only have to do 2 blogs (1 is the Vlog, and 1 blog). I will talk about what this means and guidelines in class.
Well, I have to say that Quarter 2 is got some big shoes to fill after Quarter 1. That was a successful Quarter without a doubt. Yes we will still be blogging (audible groan) but the improvements are outstanding. Make sure to look at the upcoming Quarter 2 Policy changes for some extra incentive for blog attempts...
Now, this week is 4.5 days long so we have to plan accordingly. What I think will be a great idea is to provide you with a tool that will later help you get bonus marks...and those of you who did get bonus marks last Quarter know it is easy to do and can make a difference.
You will have noticed (well, maybe not yet) that the computers are now all upgraded and awesome. We will have to take some time to learn the new layout and skills...so that is part of Sunday.
Sunday - Finish the presentation and Windows 8 intro
Monday - Making Quizzes
Tuesday - Taking Quizzes
Wednesday - Using data
Thursday (half day) - blogs and relaxing
Same as usual, 3 blogs this week
Well, this is it. A whole Quarter down and finished. Time is flying by again. It always comes as quite a surprise to me when these academic milestones poop up and they makes us think about where we are and far we have come. We have already covered a good deal of new ideas, skills, tools and even had some fun along the way. So far, I have to say I have enjoyed the first Quarter very much.
So, the plans for this week are...
Sunday - Work on your Google Presentations
Monday - Finish your presentations
Tuesday - Practice and make sure you complete the project to the best of your groups abilities
Wednesday - Presentations
Thursday - No school for you...sadly, school for me
So, after many weeks of blogging you have official completed a crazy amount of writing. Go back and look how far you have come! Yahia put up some very nice ones this week, Farida got creative and even Adam started producing some good ones too. Keep up the hard work everyone!
This week you only have 2 blogs.