Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Fantastic Process of Making an iMovie

We just finished an iMovie project so please check them out below. We worked in groups of three.  Each group wrote a script using GoogleDocs.  We filmed bits and pieces of our movies each day.  We were able to film our movies throughout the school and use the GreenScreen app by DoInk to create backgrounds of our choice.  Then, we put it all together in iMovie and edited them.  We learned many different things from the practical to the technical: the importance of being a good digital citizen, how to use iMovie, how to hold the camera, the importance of adjusting your audio after filming if your voice is too low, how difficult it is to act the part sometimes, and how to work as a team. Today we are sharing our videos in class! After watching each video, we will be discussing what was most challenging about the process, what we would do differently, what we learned, what we are most proud of and what surprised us most.  We hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Script Writing

Today in class we are starting our scripts for online showmanship.  We have to show signs of creativity and effort. We are using Google docs to connect with our group members to write our scripts.  To write this script we have to collaborate with our friends.  We are learning it is important to respect each other's ideas and not change their work without permission when sharing a document.  This will be a fun activity to share with our friends.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Digital Citizenship Film Festival

We are beginning our digital citizenship film festival today.  As a team, we are emphasizing communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  We watched some short videos that demonstrate each of these skills and discussed what stood out in each video in relation to these topics.  Then, we evaluated @mrbadura's digital citizenship tool kit and why each item is important.  This helped us frame our topics that we wished to focus on in creating our movies.  After brainstorming what it means to be a good digital citizen, we broke into teams of three and began writing our scripts with Google Docs.  We are just getting started but we are excited about the planning process.