August 17th, 2008
Grade 4 music classes produce enhanced podcasts using their original music and lyrics, illustrated with photos. The students upload photos, record their original music and present final product to parents at end of year technology celebration.
Here are two examples of wonderful songs:
August 11th, 2008
Students from Brooks Crossing Elementary 3rd grade studied constellations. The students researched a planet, drew pictures about their planet, and photographed these drawings and uploaded them to an enhanced podcast. They then recorded their voices reading their report while working in small teams.
Below is a sample of their projects.
July 18th, 2008
Students in grades 2 – 5 create enhanced podcasts, blogs and videos.
An enhanced podcast uses pictures, voice and music to portray a message in a small format. The students do research and write about a country, a personal story, or a time period, draw or download pictures, choose copyright free music and record their voices using Garageband software. Other classes use video creation software to create a similar project with pictures, voice and music to a full quality video.
Here is a short vignette showcasing this process with two student projects showing the end result.
July 18th, 2008
Grade 5 students use “stop-gap, time-lapse” videography to create very interesting short videos. These videos are collected and added to the teacher’s End of Year movie burned to DVD.
Here is just a sampling of this type of work.
July 17th, 2008
Students in 3rd grade role-play the Ellis Island immigration experience. They write the scripts, perform rehearsed roles, and are interviewed as they enter “Ellis Island” by staff members portraying reporters. The entire process is filmed and burned to DVD by the 3rd grade teachers.
Here is a tiny piece of this hour-long video.
January 25th, 2008
For three years, students from the 4th grade have integrated the creation of video projects while learning about poetry and undersea creatures. The undersea creature project required students to research, investigate and report on the creature of their choice; its habitat, food, predators and its offspring. They were required to create a 3D model and produce original artwork. This artwork was digitally photographed using built in iSight cameras of MacBook computers.
Below are samples of 2007 and 2008 projects.
January 18th, 2008
Blogging is fun just ask the 4th grade students at Constable. The teachers and students use weblogs to discuss their reading,
Below are examples of students blogs. These can be viewed at blogs.sbschools.org with proper authorization.