Sunday, October 23, 2011

Audio Recording


On Thursday I went to do my first recording of the wordless readers being read by Samantha. It went really well. I still have to work on it and make sure that what I have recorded will work. I need to plan to go back and record with another student. 

I am working on making my gingerbread man for my video, and getting all the countries that my students are from to create the symbol lesson.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Project Proposal


one video-based presentation that is focused on instruction—showing students the how to or the why
            I will create a video showing the students around the school. The theme will be that there is a gingerbread man and he is loose around the school and we need to find where he has gone. The video will be of the gingerbread man visiting all the key areas of the school, Ex: main office, the principal, nurse, gym, library, cafeteria, etc.
            This video can be used for the school when a new student comes so they can get orientated with the school. This shows the “how to” of the school in a fun and exciting way so a new student isn’t intimidated.

one video-based presentation that is informational, one that would deliver content to students (ex: information about a theme, concept, etc.)
            I will create a video about Flags. I will discuss the reasons for flags and what they symbolize. Historical facts about flags, different countries, and defining the word symbolism, will be the “Big Idea” of the video. I will have each of the students in the class tell where they are from and hold up their flag. There will be information about their country and maps shown. This is very helpful in an English Language Learners classroom to promote unity and diversity.

one stand-alone audio presentation (a podcast, a reading or recitation, interview)
            I will have wordless readers read by a student. A wordless reader is a picture book with little to no words. The story can be different for every person who reads a wordless reader. This will be used in the classroom at the listening & reading station. Students can listen to a story told by their own classmates.

one built-in audio presentation (built into one of the videos—voiceover/narration)
            The built-in audio will go with the informational video about Flags. The students will say what countries they come from that will go along with their flags. There will also be music that is from the countries that will be highlighted in the presentation.