Mrs. Chanoit's 5th grade class watched a documentary called What Was Ours, and wrote letters to the film maker - Jordan Dresser - with their feelings they had after watching the film, along with questions to Jordan. We decided to film the students reading their letters (behind a green screen, of course), and send them to Jordan. Click here to watch their videos! Well done students!
We started out our RESULTS Digital Media Arts class with Go Noodle today... and these kids are too darn cute!
We also started our screencasting planning. YouTube was down for a bit, so I was unable to show some videos, so instead, I brought up Explain Everything app and we tested out making a screencast! This one was done with myself, and my good friend Brian, from Mrs. Stump's class. I was so proud of his math problem-solving!
In 5th grade, we learned all about animation - and I showed them my Prezi from yesterday. Then, the kids started to storyboard their stop motion animation projects! We will need to storyboard a bit more, but we will begin animating! Here are some awesome examples of some 5th grade storyboards!
These kids are so excited for animation! Woo hoo! It's going to be a fun year!
The podcasts are finally uploaded! Thank you for being so patient! Take a look/listen below...
*Disclaimer: I only uploaded the podcasts that were complete, and stayed on topic.
1st Grade Podcasts
2nd Grade Podcasts
3rd Grade Podcasts
5th Grade Podcasts
6th Grade Podcasts
I worked with 2nd grade today (again), 5th grade, and Mrs. Piper's 6th graders. All classes learned about Podcasting! In order to get introduced to podcasts, I played a few examples - History Goes Bump, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Stories Podcast, and a few others. We learned that the artist needs a program to record their podcast on, so I gave both classes a brief lesson on GarageBand - they will learn much more later! As a class, we created a group podcast, reciting a poem about Spring. Please listen below! Enjoy!
2nd Grade Podcasts!
5th/6th grade Podcasts!
I worked with the fabulous 3rd and 5th grade classes today! It was their turn to create their Word Clouds! Students wrote a short narrative about the activities and things they love. After typing their narrative into the app, they students created their Word Clouds, and sent the picture to me via Air Drop! Check out their Word Cloud creations below! Enjoy!
Mr. Arizpe's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Aring's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Hamilton's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Piper's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Chaniot's Class - Word Clouds!
Mrs. Torre's Class - Word Clouds!
During Results this week, the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th grade students got to experience Word Clouds! Word Clouds are an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates it's frequency or importance. There are many cool Word Cloud programs out there: Wordle, Tagxedo, and ABCya Word Cloud (which is what we used). Students brainstormed 10 (or more) key words about themselves and their lives. Younger students put these into the Word Cloud, and older students wrote an "All About Me" paragraph, focusing on those 10 words. Check out some of the student work below!
Ms. Boco's 1st Grade
Ms. DePerro's 1st Grade
Ms. Lohner's 1st Grade
Ms. Little's 2nd Grade
Ms. Skala's 2nd Grade
Ms. Stump's 2nd Grade
Ms. Chaniot's 5th grade
Ms. Piper's 5th Grade
Ms. Torres' 5th Grade
Ms. Bonner's 6th Grade
Hello there! My name is Dawn Seiter, and I am the Digital Media Arts teacher at Chula Vista Hills Elementary. Please take a look at all the neat stuff we have been doing!
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