Archive for July, 2008

Monmouth Junction Elementary

Friday, 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.

Greenbrook Elementary

Friday, 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.

Indian Fields Elementary

Thursday, 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.