Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MS Movie Maker PSA Projects (MP3)

"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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Personal Movie Marquis Project (MP3): Windows Movie Maker

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.




WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER INTRODUCTION
You will be making a number of movies as you get older and create presentations for class, family and friends.  Movie Maker is a free program that allows you to upload, edit, add titles and effects, and then publish a movie to send to people.  The more organized you are, the easier it will be to follow the steps below and use this software. 


Watch the following clip on your own to get an idea of what a Movie Marquis is.  You will then choose pictures, music, and effects to create a Personal Movie Marquis (PMM).  Your PMM is a short movie clip (10-15 seconds) that you will add to the end of any other movie you create. 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 is shown with.  A PMM can be used at the end or the beginning of a movie.  You should 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.



Please create a Personal 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.


DO NOT EMAIL ME YOUR FILE!
YOU MUST UPLOAD IT AND SHARE IT WITH ME FOR CREDIT!   



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:




PMM QUALITY 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.

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!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Essential "55" Reflection Assignment (MP3)



Today I want you to think about your goals in life. Please review the following video in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja-n5qUNRi8 and participate in the discussion afterwards. We will spend time reviewing the Essential "55" by Ron Clark.

Please follow the directions on the worksheet you received in class to complete this project for credit. MAKE SURE YOUR READ ALL OF THE "55" RULES PRIOR TO CHOOSING THREE (3) TO WRITE ABOUT ON THE WORKSHEET. If you do not get a worksheet in class, or you want to complete this at home for any reason, I am providing links to a Google Document copy of the worksheet. You will need to Click the Link to the "Essential 55 Goal Worksheet" and it will open in your Google Drive. Click FILE and MAKE A COPY to create a copy of the worksheet in your own Google Drive. Complete the worksheet and then SHARE it with Mr. S (hscribner@ccs,us) for credit.

NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE UP A "RULE", YOU MAY INCLUDE ONE IN THE THIRD SPACE PROVIDED ON THE WORKSHEET.

Here are the links you will need:


Next week, in class, we will begin to create a Public Service Announcement Website. please start thinking of a topic now. Public Service Announcements can be about any topic you feel strongly about, but topics and media must conform to Collegium Charter School standards for appropriateness that have been covered in this class.

- Mr. S

OBJECTIVE & STUDENT OUTCOMES
Students will reflect on their goals and talents after viewing a video designed to help them understand how important it is to recognize the power of having dreams and setting realistic goals to achieve them.

Students have also been given instruction on the Essential "55" in most other classes. Students will be able to select, write, and comment on their TOP 3 rules. Students should list why they chose the rules.

STUDENTS MUST READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO STARTING ANY ASSIGNED TASKS. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AS GIVEN FOR FULL CREDIT!

Students will also use class time to review the "Essential 55" document, choose their TOP 3 Rules, write each rule, and explain why they chose the rule. Worksheets are due before class ends.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Soundation Music Project (MP3)

If you did not bring headphones today, you should work on the
Alternate "MUSIC LYRICS"Assignment
at the bottom of this post!

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

SOUNDATION PROJECT:  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 to your GOOGLE DRIVE and SHARE it with MR. S for credit.  Please upload the file to the DROPBOX Link below as well:


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!




Step By Step Instructions
  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 must also 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 Schoology Page for others to share.
  11. Go To Google Classroom and complete the Constructed Response about this Music Project!
GRADING RUBRIC:
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!


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Integrity (13 Characteristics)

13 Characteristics of People Who Have Integrity

1. They Value Other People's Time: They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They Give Credit Where It Is Due: They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They Are Authentic: They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They Are Always Honest: They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They Never Take Advantage Of Others: They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. The Do Not Argue Over Disagreements: They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They Give Most People The Benefit Of The Doubt: They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They Know When Something Is Bothering Someone: They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They Believe In Others: They accept your word as truth until it is dis-proven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They Apologize First: If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They Are Humble: They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They Do Good When They Can: They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They Are Always Kind To Those Who Need It: Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.

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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