Thursday, September 29, 2016

Windows Movie Maker: Public Service Announcement Project

"There are many different definitions for a public service announcement (PSA) or public service ad, but the simplified version of PSAs are messages in the public interest disseminated by the media without charge, with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behaviour towards a social issue."    
- Wikipedia Definition 


Over the next few days you will be completing a Public Service Announcement in MS Movie Maker.




TODAY:  You will work with your assigned partner to CHOOSE A TOPIC, COLLECT OR MAKE PHOTOS FOR CONTENT, DECIDE ON MUSIC, and RESEARCH AT LEAST 4 FACTS!




Getting Started (from Center For DIGITAL Education Website)

  1. Choose your topic. Pick a subject that is important to you, as well as one you can visualize. Keep your focus narrow and to the point. More than one idea confuses your audience, so have one main idea per PSA.
     
  2. Time for some research - you need to know your stuff! Try to get the most current and up to date facts on your topic. Statistics and references can add to a PSA. You want to be convincing and accurate.
     
  3. Consider your audience. Are you targeting parents, teens, teachers or some other social group? Consider your target audience's needs, preferences, as well as the things that might turn them off. They are the ones you want to rally to action. The action suggested by the PSA can be almost anything. It can be spelled out or implied in your PSA, just make sure that message is clear.
     
  4. Grab your audience's attention. You might use visual effects, an emotional response, humor, or surprise to catch your target audience. Be careful, however, of using scare tactics. Attention getters are needed, but they must be carefully selected. For example, when filming a PSA about controlling anger, a glass-framed picture of a family can be shattered on camera. This was dramatic, but not melodramatic. Staging a scene between two angry people to convey the same idea is more difficult to do effectively.
     
  5. Create a script and keep your script to a few simple statements. A 30-second PSA will typically require about 5 to 7 concise assertions. Highlight the major and minor points that you want to make. Be sure the information presented in the PSA is based on up-to-date, accurate research, findings and/or data.
     
  6. Storyboard your script.
     
  7. Film your footage and edit your PSA.
     
  8. Find your audience and get their reaction. How do they respond and is it in the way you expected? Your goal is to call your audience to action. Are they inspired?

Links For Music (MP3's)



PSA Bibliography EMAIL Requirements

You and your partner must send and EMAIL to me (hscribner@ccs.us) that has a paragraph about the reason you chose your topic, the names of the two students who worked on your PSA, and the six references that you used to find your facts.  The following format must be used:

To:  hescribner@ccs.us

Subject:  PSA Project (Topic of Project)

Body of Email:

      Students Collaborating:  (Me) & (You)
      Team Name:
      Topic:
      Reason For Choosing Topic:


      References


  1. "(Fact 1)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  2. "(Fact 2)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  3. "(Fact 3)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  4. "(Fact 4)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  5. "(Fact 5)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found
  6. "(Fact 6)".  Author, Website/Book/Article/Place Found 

Grading is as follows:

     The Public Service Announcement must use a minimum of 10 pictures or video clips

     PSA must be no less than 30-seconds in length and no more than 1:00 minute in length

     PSA must have smooth transitions between pictures

     PSA must use at least one piece of music.  If more, smooth transitions between sound bites

     PSA must have at least 4 facts about your topic, and you must EMAIL your source list.
    
     PSA must be published as a movie file and viewable by Media Players

Following is the grading outline:
          30 points for neatness (smooth transitions)
          40 points for completeness  (All items present)
          10 points for within time limits
          20 points for partner review

SUCCESS RUBRIC:  IF YOU HIT "4" IN THESE CATEGORIES, 
YOU WILL SCORE HIGHER ON THE GRADING RUBRIC ABOVE.
CATEGORY

4321
ConceptStudent has a clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey through the PSA.Student has a fairly clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey through the PSA.Student has brainstormed his/her message, but no clear focus has emerged for the PSA.Student has spent little effort on brainstorming and refining his/her message.
OriginalityPresentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness.Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.
Use of Graphics and ImagesAll graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content of the PSA.Most graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content of the PSA.Some graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the PSA.Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the PSA.
Digital Camera Use
(If Used)
Pictures are high quality. The main subject is in focus, centered, and of an appropriate size compared to other objects in the picture.Pictures are good quality. The main subject is not quite in focus, but is it is clear what the picture is about.Pictures are of marginal quality.The subject is in focus but it is not clear what the picture is about.No picture taken OR picture of poor quality.
Overall EffectivenessProject includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. It is a highly effective PSA.Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic, but is lacking one or two key elements. It is an effective PSA.Project is missing more than two key elements. It is a slightly effective PSA.Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies that make it an ineffective PSA.

ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Prep Day:  YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR PARTNER AND TOPIC FIRST!
Scholars will be able to use Windows Movie Maker to create a short (30-60 second) Movie “Public Service Announcement”.  Scholars will be able to select photos and video clips, choose music, and create a PSA about a topic that is important to them.  They will work with a partner to create the PSA.
Project:  Each Student will create a PSA using Windows Movie Maker. You must be able to save your work, export your Movie, and upload it to your Google Drive.  You will then SHARE your MOVIE file with me for credit.    
YOU NEED YOUR OWN EARBUDS TO WORK ON THIS!


READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class  
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011

Monday, September 26, 2016

Windows Movie Maker: Movie Marquis Project - Day I

Have you ever wanted to make a video to post on YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook? With this tutorial, you will be able to add music, transitions and effects to images and video clips in order to make fun videos to share with your friends. You will need to have a Windows computer and it will helpful to already have a folder with images or video clips, and at least one music file.



ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students will be able to use Windows Movie Maker to create a short (10-15 second) Movie Marquis (Logo).  Students will be given an introduction to Windows Movie Maker today.  Before we start with Movie Maker, you will watch a short video about Movie Studio Logo’s.  Please complete the Google Classroom Assignment.
Project:  Each Student will create a Movie Marquis using Windows Movie Maker. You must be able to save your work, export your Movie, and upload it to your Google Drive.  You will then SHARE your file with me for credit.    

YOU NEED YOUR OWN EARBUDS TO WORK ON THIS!

  WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER INTRODUCTION

You will be making a number of movies with Windows Movie Maker during this class.  Starting later this week you will work on creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) with a partner.  Start thinking of ideas now so you will be able to pick something for next week. 

Watch the following clip on your own to get ideas about your Personal Movie Marquis.  This is a short movie clip (10-15 seconds) that you will add to the end of your PSA to "sign" it.  The Movie Marquis you are creating should be a reflection of your personality, and is intended to let people know who created the movie it follows.  It can be used at the end or the beginning of a movie.  I want you to pretend you are creating a Movie Production Studio and give some thought to the kind of movies and messages you would like to support.  Be creative and have fun with this project.  It can be serious, funny or anything you want it to be.  Please make sure you use the clip you created in Soundation for this project.  You may find pictures and other video clips online or sign out a camera.  I have a limited amount of equipment, so you will have to share. 


Please create a Movie Marquis in Windows Movie Maker.  It should be 10 to 15 seconds long and use audio, pictures/video, titles and effects.  You must create your music for this project with Soundation.  You may not use commercially available music.  When you have edited the movie and created it, please use the SAVE Movie Function to save the file and the video to the desktop.  Upload that file to your Google Drive and share it with me for credit for the project.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS 

Step 1:  Download or Create Music with Soundation (You must EXPORT your Music as a .WAV file and place it on the Desktop of your Computer.

Step 1A:  You may need to use AUDACITY (See Windows Computer) to Load and EXPORT your music file from Soundation.  Here is how:
  • Choose Saved File from Soundation on Desktop.
  • Open Audacity and DRAG your Music File into the Audacity Workspace
  • Click FILE and EXPORT as WAV File.  Choose Desktop to save the new file too.  Use New WAV file

Step 2:  Find and Download 1-3 Pictures or Images you are interested in using.  Place those Images on the Desktop of your Computer.

Step 3:  Open Windows Movie Maker and using the FILE Menu click on NEW PROJECT

Step 4:  Name your Project "(Your Last Name) Marquis P(?)" and SAVE it to Desktop.

Step 5:  Use  the CHOOSE PHOTOS/VIDEO BUTTON to select video/image files to use.

Step 6:  Use the CHOOSE MUSIC BUTTON to select the audio file you will use.

Step 7:  Use the pointer to place images and pictures in the proper order for the video.

Step 8:  Use toolbars to enter TITLES and Text.

Step 9:  Use toolbars to add effects and transitions.

Step 10:  Save the final file to the DESKTOP.

Step 11:  Upload and SHARE your Final Movie Project using Google Drive.  


Grading Rubric:
  1. Within Time Limit = 15 points
  2. Clear Pictures = 15 points
  3. Titles = 15 points
  4. Appropriate Music = 15 points
  5. Effects / Transitions = 15 points
  6. GDrive Shared = 15 points
  7. Creative (Subjective - Mr. S) = 10 points
Total Score = x/100 points

Here are links to my BIG DADDY PRODUCTIONS 2016 Movies:   (FEB)      (SEP)

Enjoy!!

- Mr S. 

You could also use this online site to create movies at home:  http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Editor

This is another music file I created in Garageband:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzY9jTFcLEUWcXdzaWYxbUI2bkE/view?usp=sharing


GRADING RUBRIC

CATEGORY4321
ConceptStudent has a clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey.Student has a fairly clear picture of the message he/she is trying to convey.Student has brainstormed his/her message, but no clear focus has emerged.Student has spent little effort on brainstorming and refining his/her message.
OriginalityPresentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness.Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.
Use of Graphics and ImagesAll graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content.Most graphics and images are attractive and support the theme/content.Some graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content.Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content.
Digital Camera UsePictures are high quality. The main subject is in focus, centered, and of an appropriate size compared to other objects in the picture.Pictures are good quality. The main subject is not quite in focus, but is it is clear what the picture is about.Pictures are of marginal quality.The subject is in focus but it is not clear what the picture is about.No picture taken OR picture of poor quality.
Overall EffectivenessProject includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic.Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic, but is lacking one or two key elements. Project is missing more than two key elements. Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blabberize and Avatars For Fun! FBI SOS Round II

Everyone should sign into Google and OPEN your Google Drive and Gmail.  Check to make sure that you are all signed-in to the Google Classroom.  There are some posts on Google Classroom that students have not finished.  Please check your progress on all assignments.  When I return on Tuesday I will be presenting a new unit, and I will be able to speak to anyone about grades or missing assignments during lunch periods. 


In the next few weeks we will be completing an important quiz on the information found on the website: https://sos.fbi.gov/  Each student will only get once chance to take the quiz for a grade.  Everyone must spend time reviewing the 7th & 8th Grade Levels on this site.   When you have had a chance to review the SOS.FBI.GOV website, enjoy the project below (Hopefully these sites are not blocked):

Create a Blabberize project.  Take any picture of an historical figure from music, sports or another genre and add some text (A Famous Quote) and have fun with this...Create an account on Blabberize and use a picture and audio to create a mini-speech by your historical figure.


Spend some time finding out what an Avatar is.  Use the website below to create your own avatar and show it to me before class ends today! (USE YOUR @CCS.US EMAIL TO CREATE ACCOUNT)



When you are finished with Blabberize and Voki, please open an email to Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) and email me the links to the projects you create. 

We will be working on the following lesson Tuesday when Mr. S returns if Voki.Com is working ok:

TITLE:  Media in the Digital Age
GRADE:   6, 7, 8
SUBJECT:   Technology
AUTHOR:  Rebecca Posner (http://www.voki.com/teach/projects)
DURATION:  1-2 Days or Teacher Discretion

STANDARDS:

ISTE:  http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards- for-students http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards- for-teachers

OBJECTIVES:

Students will: 1. Learn how to combine digital skills like multi tasking into their class work. 2. Learn what ownership means in the Digital Age. 3. Learn how to avoid plagiarism. 4. Learn how to properly cite internet information. 5. Use technology to present what they have learned and created.

MATERIALS:

1. YouTube video on copyright and the band Girl Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_kxaWJlR8&feature=fvst 
2. Pencils or pens and paper. 
3. Computer lab, computers, laptops or iPads.

VOKI TOOLS:

1. Voki.com: (http://www.voki.com), Voki app, Voki Classroom, Voki Presenter 
2. How to Make a Voki Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support 
3. How to use Voki Presenter Support Guide: http://www.voki.com/site/support

PROCEDURES:

1. Begin with a class discussion of plagiarism. Ask students the following questions? a) What is plagiarism? b) When is plagiarism wrong? c) Is plagiarism ever okay or good? 
 
 
3. Tell students that before they discuss they are going to do a “free write” in response to the video. Instruct students to keep writing whatever comes to mind without stopping. They can go back and edit later. Ask students to put their pencils and pens to the paper and begin writing in response to the question “Who do you think owns the Girl Talk music-the mash up artist, or all the original artists?” 
 
4. After 3 minutes, tell students to put their pens and pencils down. Instruct them to re-read their free write and underline all of the important lines and points that stand out to them.

ACTIVITIES:

1. Have each student create an original Voki that represents them. It may look like them, or just express some important part of their personality. 
 
2. Each student should have their Voki give a short speech (2-3 slides) about the topic of plagiarism. The Voki should give their opinion on the question, “Is plagiarism ever art?” and describe their thoughts about the video the class viewed. 
 
3. Have each student present their Voki in small groups or to the class.

Academic/Learning Objectives
SWBAT continue to work on levels on the SOS.FBI.GOV website to learn more about Internet Safety & Security.  Students should work on Grade-Appropriate levels to prepare for an upcoming online QUIZ.  Students will also spend time creating online graphic cartoons for use on informational websites.  Students will use blabberize.com and voki.com to complete projects.

STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!

Project:  Scholars will use class time productively to review Grade-Specific levels on SOS.FBI.GOV.  Students will then follow directions to complete graphic, audio projects on both blabberize.com and voki.com.

IF WEBSITES DO NOT WORK, USE THE BALANCE OF TIME TO COMPLETE ANY OTHER WORK YOU OWE FOR THIS CLASS OR GO TO KHAN ACADEMY

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Soundation Music Project

If you did not bring headphones today, you cannot complete today's assignment. 
You must work on the Alternate Assignment:
MUSIC LYRICS Assignment at the bottom of this post!


Please follow the directions below to begin creating music with Soundation.com.  If you have already used this program, it is your obligation in class to help others.  

YOU MAY ONLY USE SOUNDATION.  YOU MAY NOT LISTEN TO MP3's OR OTHER COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MUSIC.

Today is your day to familiarize yourself with how the program works, and how to navigate around the different toolboxes.  Save anything that you want to keep by uploading files to your Google Drive or save them to your desktop.  Because other students use these computers, there is no guarantee that your work will be here tomorrow.



SOUNDATION.COM  INTRODUCTION

Open the Soundation.com Application. I have included a short VIDEO from YouTube to help you work independently.  Once I have finished the demonstration in class, use your headphones to listen to your work while you create a personal track.  Try to create a track that is 20-25 seconds and includes any of the instruments listed in the Loop Browser.  You will be using the final cut of this track you are creating as the background for the Marquise Project in Microsoft Movie Maker later in the Marking Period.  Make sure it sounds like you want it too.  When you are done look under the FILE section to Export Song To Disk as a WAV File and save it.  You must upload your file for credit to the DROPBOX Link below:


When you have finished the project, use the GRADING RUBRIC below to figure out your score on this project.  Additional learning should include working on the QUESTION (Constructed Response) on your Google Classroom, completing the Music Lyric Project listed below, or use SOUNDATION.COM (Link Below) to create another unique song and EXPORT it as a .wav file for use later.  Have Fun With This Project!




Follow these steps in class to complete this assignment:
  1. Log In To Computer and Go To Soundation.com
  2. Click on STUDIO and select either Flash Version or Chrome Version.
  3. Create Music with at least 3 loops (minimum)
  4. When finished, Click FILE and "Export .WAV File" to your Desktop
  5. Play the file using Media Player and make sure it is at least 20-seconds long for credit.
  6. If you have access to Google Drive, Upload your file to your GDRIVE and SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs.us) for credit.
  7. Once the file is on your Desktop, Open the Class Assignment Site (collegiumtech.blogspot.com) and find the Soundation Project Post.
  8. Click the "MR. Scribner's Dropbox File Link To Upload WAV File" Button
  9. Follow the direction, using your @ccs.us Gmail Address to upload your file for credit.
  10. If you were able to sign into GOOGLE, you may SHARE your file with me once it is uploaded to your Google Drive.  Please copy the Google Drive Link to your music file and post it on our Google+ Classroom Page for others to share.
  11. Go To Google Classroom and complete the Constructed Response about this Music Project!
SEE RUBRIC BELOW FOR PROJECT EXPECTATIONS AND GRADING:
CATEGORY
10
8
6
R - Redo
3 Loops Minimum
3 or more loops used
2 loops used
Only 1 loop used
Not Completed
Loops Blended Correctly
All Loops Sound Correctly Blended
One Loop Is Off Key or Out Of Sequence
Multiple Loops Are Off Key Or Out Of Sequence
Not Completed
File Is Exported As MP3
File Correctly Exported To Desktop
File Exported But Lost
File Not Exported
Not Completed
File Is Uploaded to GDRIVE
File Is Uploaded Correctly
File Is Not Uploaded Correctly
File is SHARED For Credit
File Shared With Instructor Correctly
File Not Shared Correctly
Overall Effort
Scholar worked diligently on the project and has at least a 20-25 second MP3 to use
Scholar included most items, but MP3 is less than 20 seconds long.
Scholar\'s MP3 is too short and lacks more items or was not shared correctly for credit
Project not completed at all


Once you are finished with these steps, you should now CHECK your website.  Once your link is active, you have finished today's assignment. 


ACADEMIC/LEARNING OBJECTIVE
SWBAT CREATE a 20-25 second MP3 for use in an upcoming project.  Scholar will use Soundation.com on Windows Destop (Chrome) or similar music production software to create, adjust, save, share, work with an original music arrangement using pre-downloaded LOOPS.

SCHOLARS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING! 

Project:  Scholars will open Soundation and use pre-downloaded LOOPS to create an original music (MP3) project of 20-25 seconds in length.  Scholars who do not bring headphones may complete an alternate project by reading articles about writing lyrics and submitting a Google Document with an original song of some kind.  Scholars must also complete a Constructed Response on Google Classroom about Music and Learning.


YOU WILL BE GRADED ACCORDING TO THE RUBRIC ABOVE.
READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!



Alternate Project 
(Extra Credit for those who already created a Soundation Music Track.)

MUSIC LYRIC PROJECT:
Open a Google Document or MS Word Document and name it "(YOUR LAST NAME) Music Lyrics (Class Day/Number)".  Read and review the following articles on writing music (like poetry), write your song in the document and SHARE it with MR. S for credit. 

IF YOUR GOOGLE IS NOT WORKING,

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-Song-Lyrics

http://robinfrederick.com/learn-how-to-write-a-song/

https://www.google.com/search?q=writing+music+lyrics&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

USE THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE AS A GUIDE TO WRITE A SONG LYRIC.  CHANGE UP DIFFERENT VERSIONS TO CUSTOMIZE IT!
Introduction


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Journal Entries 2012-2013

1. Introduction (9/10/12 - Weebly Journal)
2. 9/11 Reflection (9/11/12 - Email Instructor)
3. Internet Safety (9/19/12 - Weebly Journal)
4. Violence (9/20/12 - Weebly Journal)
5. Taylor Mali Conviction (9/25/12 Email Instructor)
6. 12x12x12 (10/1/12 - Weebly Journal)
7. Habit #1 Reflection (10-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
8. Habit #2 Reflection (10-24-12 - Weebly Journal)
9. Habit #3 Reflection (11-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
10. Interview a Veteran (11-12-12 - Email Instructor)
11. Digital Photography Reflection (11-19-12 Weebly)
12. Habit #4 Reflection (11-27-12 - Weebly Journal)
13. New Years Resolutions (01-03-12 - Weebly Journal)
14. Habit #5 Reflection (1-9-13 - Weebly Journal)
15. College Inquiry Project Reflection (1-14-13 - Weebly)
16. Habit #6 Reflection (2-6-13 - Weebly)
17. Habit #7 Reflection (2-11-13 - Weebly)
18. Indian Talking Stick (Covey) (2-20-13 Weebly)
19. Historical Figure Reflection (3-4-13 Weebly)
20. Investing vs Gambling Reflection (4-8-13 Weebly)
21. Poverty On My Block (4-15-13 Weebly)
22. Apartment Utility Cost Summary (5-13-13 Weebly)
23. Memorial Day Reflection (5-24-13 Weebly)

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