Recently, Mrs. White implemented the new green screen into a class project. The task was for the students to use a digital platform and create a multimedia project using different satirical tools. After collaborating with Mrs. Ingle to generate ideas, she came up with the following:
The students were given a RAFT assignment which guided them in selecting a Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. Students could select their RAFT from a pre-made list or could come up with their own. They were then given a strict schedule, which allowed time for planning, rehearsing, and recording.
Part I of the project was to create a satirical response to the problem they chose. All projects had to include at least five different satirical tools (i.e. hyperbole, litotes, sarcasm ridicule, parody, and invective).
Part II of the project included a reflection where students reflected on why they chose their topic, why they chose that particular form of satire to address the problem, and how the students' interpretation effectively satirized the aspect they chose.
Students used a free green screen app called TouchCast and recorded the skits using an iPad.
Below is a copy of the RAFT used and examples of the student products.
If you are interested in using the green screen or learning more about it, contact Mrs. Ingle. She would love to help you get started!
Don't forget to tell Mrs. Blackwell, Mrs. Cain, and Mrs. Robinette how much we appreciate them and everything they do for MCHS!!
21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments
Looking for new ways to quickly assess students and gather information on what they know or find new ways to incorporate technology? Follow this link and try something different this week. Don't forget to comment so others can benefit from your experiences...
A student-response system that you can use to ask questions to the class in a variety of ways. Check out the website with quick tutorial video by clicking on the picture to the right.
Assign assessments from exit tickets to quizzes to "show your work" questions using this free tool. Instant data!
Friday, Feb 10. - deadline to initial by students you have relationships with in the building. Stop by the Collab Lab this week and email or comment below so I can check you off the list. (If you already have done this, comment too please.)
The students will be watching the Harbor video on performing acts of kindness. The link to the Harbor page is attached and it has also been emailed to you. Students will complete the questions that correspond with the video. Copies will be in your boxes tomorrow morning. Please take up and read the responses, forwarding any concerns to the counselors.
Note: Episodes are best viewed on Firefox or Chrome. Also, you will need to login to the site to see the full video. If you just follow the link and scroll down, you will only see a preview.