Can you infer what we did from the following hashtags?
#iPods #guidance #YouTube #writing #partners #videos #fun #5thgrade #technology #synergy
I taught another stand-alone lesson today....for our Guidance Counselor, who unexpectedly went out sick...as a result, the support teachers and instructional coaches are all pitching in to teach Guidance. I drew the Friday afternoon, 5th Grade straw....and I LOVE IT! These kids are almost "outta here" and week after week, they give me nothing less than Level 4 effort, attitude and cooperation. Today, I had the pleasure of teaching Ms. Burtis' class.
Here's what I did.
1. Created a planner sheet called, "My Advice for Rising 5th Graders."
2. Checked out 15 iPods from the Media Center.
3. Wrote the 45 minute schedule on the board. This "no time to waste" pace and expectation was key! (picture shown above)
Students did a quick write for 10 minutes to complete their advice.
Pairs of students checked out 1 iPod and synergized to create 2 individual 30 second videos for rising 5th graders by reading their advice sheets in front of the camera. See pictures below of students working together. Students had 10 minutes to record, re-record (if necessary) and "upload" their videos. (More on the uploading below).
Instead of students actually "uploading" straight to YouTube, they emailed their videos directly to me. I fetched them from my iPhone and saved them to my Camera Roll. I, then, uploaded them each to my Hello Literacy YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/helloliteracy) right then and there, as they emailed them to me. (Took approximately 1 minute per 30 second video.)
At 2:45, there were 14 videos uploaded to our channel, we watched each one together as a class, they evaluated each other by giving scores on the back of their paper.
On Monday, the Teacher Leader team will tally and tabulate the top 3 highest scoring videos to be included in the End of the Year 5th grade slideshow.
And there you have it! 45 minutes, in a Hello Literacy nutshell.
Have a fabulous weekend! And Happy Reading! Jen