35. Learning Adventure – Day 2

PART I. Your topic and partner(s)
I hope you have thought about your possible topic and partner(s). Again, before you choose your topic, you ‘d be better to think about these questions first.

  1. Which grade level is your Learning Adventure targeted at?
  2. What is the subject?
  3. What is the topic of the Learning Adventure?
  4. What Georgia Performance Standard (or any other content standards) does your Learning Adventure address?

PART II. Creating your Learning Adventure site
You will need to create a NEW site for this learning adventure project. If you’d like to create a new Google Site, you know how to do it. If you’d like to create a site using other sites, such as wordpress.comblogger.com, or tumblr.com, please feel free to do.

Please do the following when you create a site:
1. Make sure the title of your site reflects the nature of your adventure.
2. Make sure your navigation bar reflects the sections in the Rubric.

PART III. Stop Animation Video
For the next 3-4 class days, we’ll be working to create stop animation videos. The videos will be used for your Hook page. Let’s watch some examples first.

Now, you should have some idea of what stop animation is. So, the purpose of a stop animation video is to explain a concept in a creative and engaging way. The basic mechanism is that you take a series of pictures and present them as if they are moving using a video-editing software (e.g., iMovie, Windows Movie Maker) or Apps (e.g., Stop Motion). If you are not going to record your voice, Youtube is another option you can use.

PART IV. Getting Started on Your Video

1. Find your group members.

2. Come up with an idea for your video. Please make sure the video should be helpful to engage your students to learn your learning topic.
– You should consider GRADE LEVEL, SUBJECT, and GEORGIA PERFORMANCE STANDARD when your group decide the topic.
– No whiteboard videos. There are big problems with glare from the whiteboard, and drawing everything on a whiteboard defeats the purpose of this project.

3. Plan your story

4. Decide what props and equipment you’ll need.
– People often use resources such as felt for the background, construction papers, foams, sticks, yarns, clay figures, etc. Of course, Scissors and Glues will be needed. Basically, you can use anything! Be creative!

5. Start writing your script, if you are going to record your voice.

For Monday:
You will be working on storyboarding and building props for your video. Available materials that I can prepare are construction papers, color markers, coloring pencils, beads, paper clips, rubber bands, glues, scissors, and others. If you need any other things, please bring those to class.

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