The Last Day….

ONE. FINAL ADVENTURE SHOWCASE

Maddie & Shelby: Adventures in Ancient Egypt
Caroline & Sarah: Journey Through the Civil War

TWO. READING SURVEY

Do you remember that you agreed to participate in my research in the beginning of the semester? (Thank you again!!) Here is the post survey for the research. Please complete this questionnaire- I really appreciate your help!

THREE. COURSE EVALUATION

Please complete the end-of-course-evaluation if you have not done it.

FOUR. FINAL NOTES…

-Please edit your Google Site Home Page, changing what you hope to learn this semester to what you feel you have learned over the course of the semester.

-Make sure you have a total of 8 pages (including Home) in your Google Portfolio.

-Where to check your grade? http://drive.google.com
You should be able to find your grades except the Learning Adventure project. For your scores on reading tutoring, log in to  Virtual Tutoring Lab. 

-Here’s a class you might find interesting for Maymester:

EDIT4500/6500 Digital Video in Education
Maymester 2013
call# 90-018/00-019
3 credit hours
Instructor: Ikseon Choi, ichoi@uga.edu

Here are my real LAST remarks….

I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know each of you and I wish you luck in the future. You guys all have been fantastic students!! I will miss you all…. 

Learning Adventure Showcase – Day 2

PART ONE. Google Portfolio

Please edit your Google Site Home Page, changing what you hope to learn this semester to what you feel you have learned over the course of the semester.

PART TWO.Course Evaluation

I’ve set up the course evaluation form and you can access it here. You’re basically asked to log in from a screen that looks like this:

Then you will click on “course evaluation”  followed by “evaluate courses & take surveys” as shown below. You should see the form for EDIT 2000.

PART THREE. Today’s presentation

1. Diandra, Sean, Rebecca: Adventures in the Ocean

2. Amy & Rachel: Archaeology Adventure

3. Ashley & Meghan: The Adventure of a Healthy Life

4. Maddie & Shelby: Adventures in Ancient Egypt

5. Caroline & Sarah: Journey Through the Civil War

Learning Adventure Showcase

Today you will share your adventure with your peers. You have appx. 10 minutes to introduce your learning adventure.

Here is the Today’s presentation order:

1. Emily Brewer & Alli: Learning Adventure through Animal Survival

2. Rachel P.: A Party Adventure

3. Emily & Brooke: Learning Adventure Abroad

4. Grace & Caroline: Learning Adventure of Careers

5. AJ & Karen: Pollution Solutions

Those who are not presenting today, make good, constructive comments about your peer’s adventure!

Learning Adventure- Last Workday

Today is the last workday for your learning adventure project. You should be finishing up the last section or so. Do you have any question?
**Please complete this survey form if you have not done so to let me know your project title and url link. 

Some Final Notes About Your Learning Adventure:

  1. Double-check your learning adventure with the rubric. Check for typos!
  2. Uploading your introduction video to youtube is the easiest way to embed it onto your adventure’s introduction page.  Make sure you set your video to PUBLIC when you upload!!!
    How to Insert your Video to the Google page: Once you’ve uploaded your video, copy the url, go to your introduction page, click on “Insert”, then choose Video<Youtube and paste in the url that you copied earlier. You’ll just see a yellow box on your page; but once you save the page you should be able to view your video.
  3. Make sure your navigation bar reflects the sections in the rubric: Author Introduction, Inquire, Hook, Organize, Explore, Show What you Know, Finding a Career, and Parent Teacher Letter. Go to the blog post to see how to organize your navigation bar.
  4. Make sure you complete the Learning Adventure page on your portfolio. Give a brief introduction about your learning adventure and provide a link to the adventure page.  — This should be done so that I can grade your project!

On MONDAY, you will showcase your project. Here is the order of the presentations.
Presentation Guideline: You or your group will have appx. 10 minutes to introduce your learning adventure. Put up your site on the screen and go over each section of the adventure. Other groups will be asked to provide at least one feedback/comment to the presenters.

Plan to bring some snacks or foods to share!

 

Learning Adventure – Day 5

How does your adventure look like at this time?

  1. Complete each section as if you are talking to your potential students except the Parent Teacher letter.
  2. Try to be explicit about how each section is related to the previous or next section. Remember that each section should guide the next section.
  3. For the Inquire section, all the questions do not need to be essential questions; try to include questions that stimulate students’ curiosity as well.
  4. The Hook section helps students get familiar with the topic by learning about interesting facts related to the topic and playing fun games relevant to the topic.
  5. In the Organize section, make sure you provide a clear direction on how students should use the graphic organizer (e.g., “Download the graphic organizer and complete it while you explore in the  next section.“). Your advance organizer should be original – not from a template.
  6. In the Explore section, clearly state what students are supposed to do with each website. Be explicit about what you want your students to learn from each site.

**Please complete this survey form letting me know your project title and url link. 

Show What You Know

Earlier I asked you to think about the end product before deciding on the exploration activities for your students. This way you are planning with the end in mind. So what makes a good student product? What are you having students do as part of their adventure? Is it meaningful or busywork? Are they using critical thinking and problem solving skills or just repeating facts? Keep these questions in mind as you create this part of your project.

The rubric states, “This is the product – after they’ve learned about the topic, what can students create to show what they’ve learned and/or to learn more about the topic? This will be a creative endeavor – not a worksheet or research paper.”

In addition, you want to indicate how students share their final product with you. You might also want to include the assessment criteria or project rubric in this section.

Finding a Career

This section is to provide students with information on possible careers that perform the similar activities to that of your adventure. Provide a brief description about each career and the links to websites about the career(s)  you found – include a picture if possible.

Parent Teacher Letter

In this section, you will write a letter to parents/teachers with the following in mind:

  • An introduction to the adventure for parents: purpose of activities, helpful hints, materials needed, what sections need parental guidance, opportunities for extension (field trips, additional books, etc.), a list of book titles that relate to the question.
  • Rather than simply listing what you find on Amazon – search the Athens library and the CMC – find good books, not just books on the topic.
  • Include learning objectives – use the Georgia Performance Standards if applicable. You may choose to write some general or specific learning goals for your adventure.

Author Introductory Video

In your video, you will tell about yourself and why you choose this topic. You can shoot your videos with your phone or camera. Then, you can edit your videos using iMovie or Movie Maker if you need. Uploading your introduction video to YouTube is the easiest way to embed it onto your adventure’s introduction page.  You can login to YouTube with your google account. Make sure you set your video to “public”!!!
[How to Insert your Video to the Google page] Once you’ve uploaded your video, copy the url, go to your introduction page, click on “Insert”, then choose Video<Youtube and paste in the url that you copied earlier. You’ll just see a yellow box on your page; but once you save the page you should be able to view your video.

Now, Let’s Decide the Order of the Presentations!

We will do by playing the game, Climb down the ladder! Have you played this game before? If not, don’t worry! I will explain how- it is simple enough.

What Do You Need to Prepare for the Presentation?

You or your group will have appx. 10 minutes to introduce your learning adventure. Put up your site on the screen and go over each section of the adventure. Other groups are expected provide at least one feedback/comment to the presenters.
Plan to bring some snacks or foods to share!

FOR WEDNESDAY

  • We will NOT meet in class. Work on the project at your convenient place. You may want to use the time recording the author introduction video.

FOR FRIDAY

  • This is the final workday before the presentations. I will be here in the classroom to answer your final questions about the project. Please come to class if you or your group want to work on the project in class and think you will have some questions about the project. 

NEXT WEEK

  • You need to plan to attend every day, even days you are not presenting (-out of respect). I expect you will take this seriously.

Learning Adventure – Workday

Today is an independent workday for you or your group to work on the learning adventure project. You should have probably finished the ORGANIZE section (or close to finish) and start working on EXPLORE. The EXPLORE section is where students do research using the graphic organizer and build a knowledge base necessary for the project they will do on ‘Show What You Know.’ Check the rubric and sample works to make sure you include everything you need. The following is what the rubric says about the Explore section:

    • After exploration in the previous steps, students will begin to do research on their question. They might use the “Organize” graphic organizer — or there might be an additional one to print here.
    • Provide a list of websites that are age-appropriate (not just the first 5 listed from a Google search). Make sure you list the name of the website and write a description.

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. Complete each section as if you are talking to your potential students except the Parent Teacher letter.
  2. Try to be explicit how each section is related to the previous or next section. Remember that each section is prepared to guide the next section.
  3. For the Inquire section, all the questions do not need to be essential questions; try to include questions that stimulate students’ curiosity as well.
  4. The Hook section helps students get familiar with the topic by learning about interesting facts related to the topic and playing fun games relevant to the topic.

FOR MONDAY

    • Complete the Organize and Explore sections. Bring questions to the class if any.
    • We will work on the “Show What You Know” section.

Learning Adventure – Day 3

Example learning adventures:

PART ONE. Working on the Organize section

Today we’re going to create a way for students to organize information. When working with your learners you want to make sure you give them specific places to go with specific things to do – an advance organizer will help with this. This is the requirement for the Organize section of your adventure. Students will use the advance organizer while they are going through the Explore section of your adventure – this could be a KWL chart, a cause and effect chart, etc.

This will serve as a “to do” list. Use age appropriate graphics. You may find something you like on this teacher site, you may choose to create an organizer using DabbleboardWebspiration, Bubbl.us or even using Word,  Google Docs, Google Forms.Here’s a huge list of more premade templates. REMEMBER  your advance organizer should be an original – not from a template.

After you’ve selected or created an organizer for your investigation, include a write up on your Google Site for students. Just posting an organizer isn’t enough. You need to write to the students, explaining what they are going to do with it. Do you want them to print it? If so, you need to tell them. Let’s take some time in class now to create an organizer and write directions for students. They won’t start filling it out until they are in “Explore”.

PART TWO. Working on the Explore section

After exploration in the previous steps, students will begin to do research on their question. They might use the “Organize” graphic organizer — or there might be an additional one to print here. Your group will need to provide a list of websites that are age-appropriate. Be sure you are not just listing websites, but describing the relevant sites and giving student something to do when they enter a site.

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. Double-check your learning adventure with the rubric. Check for typos!
  2. Make sure your navigation bar reflects the sections in the rubric: Author Introduction, Inquire, Hook, Organize, Explore, Show What you Know, Finding a Career, and Parent Teacher Letter. Go to the last Friday’s blog post to see how to organize your navigation bar.

FOR FRIDAY

    • We will not meet (INDEPENDENT workday) – Keep working on your Organize and Explore section. You need to complete the Google pages for these sections as well. 

FOR MONDAY

    • We will work on the “Show What You Know” section.