Day 22 Stop Motion presentation & BYOD

We have two tasks today:

  1. Presenting our Stop Motion animations (and talk about some of the reflection questions)
  2. Get started with the BYOD project (last project of the semester!)

Stop Motion animation presentation

Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJsjzedgqMXv1Hpp4gbSdQ

We present in this order:

  1. Golda, Ali, Mackenzie, & Katie
  2. Em, Jonathan, & Reggie
  3. Sebastian, Koby, & Lacy
  4. Piper, Rachel, & Meagan
  5. Rebecca Erwin, Jenna, Rebecca Marshall, & Grace
  6. Emmy, Lindsey, Mary Elizabeth, & Jeremiah

Let me know if you want to present earlier.

If possible, keep your presentation under 5 minutes. But if it needs to be longer, that’s OK, too.

Our project document is here. Like always, please write some nice words for your classmates!

Your reflection is due by the end of Monday, Apr. 3. See our rubric for detailed requirements. Post it to your blog.

Stop Motion research

If you have agreed to participate in this research, please continue to help us by filling in this final survey. This one is longer than the previous two, so I hope it’s more satisfying.

Bring your own device: To BYOD or not?

I have assigned you two introductory videos on BYOD on Tuesday (and no, you are not required to have watched them already). Now read this introduction to the debate on BYOD and the arguments from LaMaster and Stager. Please take a moment to reflect on your position on this issue: Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?

Discuss in groups of 4~5, divide up the work so at least one person is covering one of the following perspectives:

  1. Where you agree with LaMaster
  2. Where you disagree with LaMaster
  3. Where you agree with Stager
  4. Where you disagree with Stager

Take about 5 minutes to read, and write down your findings in this Google Doc. When you finish, discuss within your group to form a coherent argument within your group about the topic (Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?) and:

  • if yes: How does BYOD justify/overcome its weaknesses?
  • if no: What alternatives do you propose?

Write down your argument in the same Google Doc, below the table.

There are some more readings you can use for reference in this discussion and your BYOD project that follows:

The BYOD project

Here is the project description.

Project schedule

We approach this project similarly to the Wonderopolis project–We will hold small group meetings where each group needs to be represented by at least one group member to discuss important aspects of the project.

  • Tuesday, Apr. 4: Group discussion 1
  • Thursday, Apr. 6: Interview day, no class meeting
  • Tuesday, Apr. 11: Group discussions 2 & 3
  • Thursday, Apr. 13: Group work
  • Tuesday, Apr. 18: (Genius Hour presentation)
  • Thursday, Apr. 20: Presentation

What to do today

  1. Read the project description
  2. Group up (3~4 in a group) and register your groups here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pFEsjJHvb3zzpEQi7BehN9mWJ7wOUvl5RnNWTM6dMT4/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Decide who comes for which discussion

Volunteer Opportunity

The CCSD Maker Faire is on Saturday, April 1st at Clarke Central High School and is being run in conjunction with the Slingshot Festival. For more information, go to this website: https://sites.google.com/clarke.k12.ga.us/makerfaire/home

If you participate, you will have the choice to write your 5th Genius Hour post (or not)!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3dN_HxOS1YNkMjxvF8L0en_4jeAmG-EE0x4QwwH3TJ9g9Ag/viewform

Another research you can help out with!

This research, should you choose to participate in, needs you to fill in two surveys (one today, the other at the end of the BYOD project), and researchers will look at BYOD project data.

Preparing for next week

  • Log in to your eLC account, find your EDIT 2000, and find BYOT_Week 1 from your content browser. Watch the two introduction videos and finish a formative quiz by the end of Saturday (Apr. 1).
  • Write your reflection for the Stop Motion project and post it to your blog by the end of Monday, Apr. 3.
  • Getting started with your BYOD project.
  • Update your 5th Genius Hour post by Friday, Apr. 7.

Day 21 Stop Motion animation-4

Please DO come to class today. We are finalizing our Stop Motion animations today, and I want to make sure every group is on pace to present this Thursday.

What to do today

  • Finalizing your animation.
  • Upload to our YouTube channel using the account: ouredit2000@gmail.com.
    • Look for the password to our YouTube channel in class.
  • Take a look at our project rubric. You can start thinking about your reflection now.
    • In your presentation, you basically cover what you plan to write in your reflections.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Thursday

  • We present on Thursday.
  • We will start our final (!) project of the semester: BYOD (bring your own device). For now, please log in to your eLC account, find your EDIT 2000, and find BYOT_Week 1 from your content browser. Watch the two introduction videos and finish a formative quiz by the end of Saturday (Apr. 1).

Day 20 Stop Motion animation-3 (optional class meeting)

Today’s class meeting is optional. Please find the best place and time for your group to work on your project.

What to do today

  • Finishing making all the props you need for the project.
  • Start taking pictures.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Tuesday

  1. Bring your student ID with you. You may need to use it to check out tripods or other types of equipment for your project from OIT (232 Aderhold)
    • It turns out that OIT does not have adapters for phones, so the tripod may not be that useful for you. They do have iPad adapters, and maybe you can find ways to mount your phone to the tripod.
  2. In case you need it now, our class YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJsjzedgqMXv1Hpp4gbSdQ, and the account name is ouredit2000@gmail.com. Look for the password in class.
  3. If you are looking for background music, bensound.com is a good source of royalty free music.
  4. As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

Day 19 Stop Motion animation-2

Unfortunately, students from the other EDIT 2000 class have given away most of their MakerSpace artifacts, so there’s now no point to visit their class…

2nd research survey

Some of you did it last week. If you haven’t, it would really help if you can fill it in: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5p7WFvysajlXNSl

What to do today

  • Finish your storyboard. (See Day 18 for details.)
  • Start working on creating the props for your animation.
  • Make sure you can start taking pictures on Thursday.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Thursday

  1. Bring your student ID with you. You may need to use it to check out tripods or other types of equipment for your project from OIT (232 Aderhold)
    • If you plan to use the Stop Motion app on your phone, make sure you check out a phone adapter as well.
  2. As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

Day 18 Stop Motion animation

Invitation to participation in our research on self-efficacy

An introduction to the research.

Stop Motion animation

Click on this link for the project guideline.

What to do today

  1. Form groups of 3-4 people.
  2. Choose a topic that matches a Georgia Performance Standard or Common Core State Standard. (The best topics are ones that show cycles, systems, formulas, strategies, processes, etc.)
  3. Start drawing your storyboard or writing your script.

Storyboard

A storyboard is a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production. What will be on the background? What will we hear? What will we see?

You do not need to draw screens (It will be fun if you do!) but you should plan what props and narration you will include in different screens.

  • Create your storyboard as a Google Slide, add a slide for each sequence, work on your Google slide collaboratively.
    OR
  • You can also create your storyboard as a Google Doc, if you find it more useful.
    OR
  • Just use pen and paper (in which case scan or take a picture and share it from your Google Drive or Dropbox).

Two simple storyboard examples: Example 1 | Example 2

Before we finish Day 3 of the Stop Motion project, turn in the link to your storyboard/script here.

Tentative schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Tuesday

  1. Post your 4th Genius Hour post by the end of Monday.
    • At this stage of the semester, I’d like to encourage you to keep your Genius Hour challenging for yourself. Don’t get too comfortable with the zone of comfort yet!
  2. Bring your student ID with you. You may need to use it to check out tripods or other types of equipment for your project from OIT (232 Aderhold)
    • If you plan to use the Stop Motion app on your phone, make sure you check out a phone adapter as well.
  3. At the beginning of Tuesday’s class we will pay a visit to the other EDIT 2000 class. It’s our turn to go to their Maker Faire!
  4. As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

Day 17 Wonderopolis presentation

When you have enough funding to pay people to doodle–

Presentation

Today we are presenting our Wonderopolis projects. We present in this order:

  1. Grace, Piper, Rebecca, & Rachel
  2. Golda, Ali, Katie, & Mackenzie
  3. Lacy, Koby, & Sebastian
  4. Jenna, Rebecca, & Meagan
  5. Jonathan, Em, & Reggie
  6. Mary Elizabeth, Lindsey, Emmy, & Jeremiah

For your convenience, here’s the master presentation Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15818bhkCLQMsA0x_5qhHlkGrux6WUFYn40OPT6G9CVQ/edit?usp=sharing Please fill in your presentation information before presenting. We start our presentations at 11:05am.

Please take no more than 12 minutes for each group.

Day 16 Wonderopolis improved–Optional meeting

Today’s class meeting is optional–Group work is not! Please either come to class or find a place for your group to work together on your Wonderopolis improved project. I will be in the classroom to answer your questions.

For your convenience, here’s the master presentation Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15818bhkCLQMsA0x_5qhHlkGrux6WUFYn40OPT6G9CVQ/edit?usp=sharing Please fill in your presentation information before presenting.

A few things:

  1. We present on the Tuesday after the Spring Break.
  2. Interactive activities are good, but they take time. Since each group has 12 minutes max for the presentation, you need to plan accordingly.
  3. The last project of this semester is about technology integration in real schools. Get back in touch with your grade school teachers early to avoid their Spring Breaks.
  4. Please update your 3rd Genius Hour post before Spring Break.