I know many of your students will do research projects this upcoming quarter. Rather than a typewritten report or the usual Power Point, why not try video presentations? While at the CUE Conference, I learned how students can show what they know through easy video projects. One program they can use is Animoto. I was able to put together a short video during the training. If I can do it, your students surely can! Another easy option is called "live action/paper slide". This involves students making a stack of about 10 large sheets of paper with words and/or pictures. Students talk, move the paper, then talk again, move the paper, etc. Planning ahead is the key to success! Students sketch out a storyboard of their presentation before actually videoing. I would love to work with your students with either of these video techniques! Once their research is complete, we could probably put the videos together in about five days. Let's schedule it now!
Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I attended the 2016 CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA. As a first timer, I felt my head begin to spin with all of the choices of events to attend! By the time I left on Saturday, I came away more confident and inspired to begin branching out into the world of technology. Over the weekend, I sent my first tweet (I know that sounds so lame), set myself up on Facebook, and resolved to begin blogging! My goal with this blog is to make what I do as a Resource Teacher more visible and accessible. Chula Vista Hills teachers--I'm eager to share what I learned at the CUE Conference! More to come later . . .