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Multimedia Literary Projects

 

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Our 4th and 5th grade students have been reading some classic holiday-related literature over the past few weeks.This week they are engaging in  multimedia projects as fifth graders are using iMovie to Create videos using author’s quotes to create a video retelling of the story “The Pine Tree” by Hans Christian Anderson.  Mrs. Reed’s fourth grade language arts class is reading “The Christmas Cuckoo” by Frances Brown and creating Google slideshows that center around one of the themes of the story.

Pine Tree Videos 2014

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Our 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. The culminating activity was to create a video using iMovie on the iPads which represented the story that included free-use photos, story captions, and free-use music. Most of the projects are complete and posted. There are a few in the latter stages that will be posted when they are complete. Please take a few moments to view their work.

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Pacific NW Sea Explorers Videos

2014-02-19 10.12.24Our 4th and 5th graders have worked very hard the last few weeks researching sea explorers in depth and transforming their learning into some wonderful videos. Students learned and used the iMovie iPad app for their video projects, and for background music, they used freeplaymusic, which provides free audio for educational use.

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Sea Explorers Unit

Col River_ lewis_clarkFor social studies and writing, our students have been learning about Pacific Northwest sea explores. Since mid-December, they have been reading biographies as well as writing summaries, captain’s logs, acrostic poems, and friendly letters. This week, our students have started work on a research project that will eventually become an iMovie presentation about a sea explorer. Students have learned how to conduct effective key word searches using Google, and they are presently engaged in research about their explorer. After the student groups complete their research, they will begin to construct their video projects. So, stay tuned for some videos coming your way!

Pine Tree 2013 Videos

pinetreeOur 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. The culminating activity was to create a video using iMovie on the iPads which represented the story that included free-use photos, story captions, and free-use music. Please take a few moments to view their work.

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Using iMovie on iPads in Reading

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EY 5th graders have been reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Pine Tree story. Along the way, they have been engaged in close reading activities which require them to preview and predict before reading, actively search for relevant information during reading, and reflect on learning after reading. 

The culminating activity is having students construct an iMovie video which represents the story of the Pine Tree through photos, captions, and sound. Students are learning how to search for images that are free for use for education using advanced Google tools and the Wikimedia Commons website. It has been amazing at how quickly our 5th graders have learned how to use the iMovie app and are now showing their teacher all sorts of new tricks!