Research local information
Students will use internet resources to find possible information they might want to include in their welcome video. For example they might find information about local soccer teams to use in sharing about sport and recreational opportunities.
Share possible web sites.
Students will brainstorm in small and whole group vocabulary they might need in order to discuss life in Francophone Africa and to make their video.
Save and manage what will probably be a growing list in Google doc shared between all members of class and teacher
Quiz on essential vocabulary
Brainstorm possible need to knows for new immigrants
Based on what they have learned about life in Francophone Africa students will brainstorm categories and specific information they think new arrivals would like or need to know about the area to help with a smooth transition.
Save ideas in shared Google doc. Project Google doc on smartboard.
Using feedback from teacher and whole group, students begin writing script for video.
Students need to think about how they are going to film the video as they are writing the script
Students make a list of additional vocabulary, grammar, background information and tech tips they will need, as they work on the script.
Video project map
Students divide into small groups and decide what they will include in their video and in what order they will present the information. They will make note of anything they will need in order to make the video. This may include vocabulary, grammar props, etc.
Students will put their task map in a format that can be shared with class.
Need to know share
Students share their need-to know list with the class for feedback and suggestions.
Use google doc to share questions and answers or tips about where to find answers.
Whole group helps small groups with answers or suggestions about where to find answers
prepare to shoot
Students finish their scripts, divide up tasks, reserve videocameras and greenscreen, gather props and anything else they will need to begin filming.
Be sure that someone in each groups knows how to use equipment and edit video. If not arrange for visit to class from tech department person.
Possible visit to Big lab for instruction re use of equipment and greenscreen.
Students shoot video in their work group using the script and props they have prepared.
Be sure that filmer knows how to use video equipment. Be sure cameras and other equipment have been reserved, Be sure batteries are charged and camera has enough space on SD card to save work. Save work daily to computer so it is not inadvertantly filmed over or lost.
Students edit their videos before sharing with whole group for feedback and possible changes
If not certain about how to use editing software consult with someone else in class or with tech office.
polish and revise
Students will have time to make any neccessary revisions or additions
Consult with tech department if there are any tech glitches.
Share with audience
Students share video with pen pals and Evergreen community on line.
Teach students how to add video to "MY EVERGREEN"
Students will present to the class in their small groups the results of their preliminary reasearch and the additional questions that they have that they feel need further research.
Powerpoint or visual to back up their presentation
Feedback from teacher and class about information and questions
Students in small groups will share their project plan with the whole class for feedback from the teacher and classmates
Students should have a visual in order to insure comprehension of their plan
Students help others hone or possibly refocus their plans
Students share videos with their whole group for feedback and possible changes
Share from thumb drive due to low bandwidth and incompatabilty of teacher, student and projector. inputs
Students give feedback on videos and make suggestions for possible changes needed.
Assess and discuss project
Students will complete self-assessment forms and can-do's for project. They will share what they learned well and what they possibly would do differently next time. They will be asked for suggestions and feed back on how they would improve the project for another class
Save ideas to google doc