Sharing Our Work

We have shared food and ideas. Now it is time to post and share our work.

Please post your overall plan, your imovie and your prezi.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What I learned at Summer PD,

The Summer PD at Mulholland MS: 21st Century Skills of Technology in Project Based Learning Environment went very well.

Day #1

We were introduced to a relatively new free online application/program called Prezi. Prezi is an online interactive cloud-based resource where you can upload text data, audio, video, media and organize your info for presentations with ease and your presentations can come alive to engage your audience w/o putting them to sleep. I have included a link to my 1st Prezi, and as I am a science teacher the topic is Forces, so may the force be with you. The link to this first Prezi, titled: May the Force be with you is as follows:
Additionally, in the afternoon we were introduced to a book produced by the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) called PBL Starter Kit. Useful tools related to this book are available for free at Please check out their resources.
Day #2

We were instructed to grab some photos off the net via google images or whatever photo sharing resource website that you preferred, drag 'em to your desktop, then drag 'em to your Iphotos, then input them into an IMovie. We were instructed upon adding an audio clip, transitions, spoken word over the as the photo plays, Ken Burns effects, cropping the photos, adding text to the photos. The idea was to stitch the photos together to tell people about who you are, what you do, what you're about. I created my 2nd IMovie, the topic was about my class, it was set to Sly & the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song" and runs @45 seconds. Were also introduced to a free online application called vimeo. After I created and saved my video titled "This Class", I uploaded my video to vimeo and it's now available for people to view online. 
The link to the video is:

Day #3

We were instructed to plan a lesson that we as educators can roll out to our students using an online application or program that could model the end result for our students. We chose to do a PBL (Project Based Learning) lesson about measuring and measurements. We chose an application from the web page known as
The application we chose is called Popplett: to model our project for the students. Our student project model is located here:

Day #4

We were finishing up our multimedia lesson plans. I created this blog on this day because we finished our lesson plan early. A week of learning, a week of doing, sharing and creating, a week well spent.

Carolyn Talcott's Prezi Link

Alexandria Lau's Broadcast Assignment LINK

Speed Lesson Darla Tanaka

Darla Tanaka

We started by learning about Common Core Standards and Project Based Learning. Here is the link to the Prezi presentation that we made.  Presentation

Then I made an iMovie overview of the first few units. The title above is a link to the iMovie so click on it to see it.

And continued with a lesson in progress on calculating speed. Students will make a Google Presentation or Powerpoint about the speed of a vehicle and an animal with information that they have researched on the web. Here is the Word document with instructions for the students. 

Science by Jesse Leon physical science by jml5895

Animation by Jesse Leon buoyancy by jml5895

Archaeology Slide Show by Susan McNary

Classroom Rules from Denh Vuong on Vimeo.

Friday, July 29, 2011

scientific method in Earth science

Scientific Method in Earth Science


Sentence Types--Karen West

Visit my prezi--here

scientific method

Scientific Method Prezi here.


US History

Elements of a Narrative--Karen West

Elements of a Narrative -- Karen West

Project Overview Plate Tectonics (jennifer rose)

Here is the project overview

Computer Lab Fun Video

Cata on Mimeo


Dagilis Survey

Super Powers Project

Visit my Prezi here.

scientific method

Desert Biome Video

Biome Movie Project - Description & Planning Sheet

Rubric for final project

Here is my rubric  _US
Vimeo on Snowbird, Utah by Mike Stone

Rubric for Biome Movie Project

Connect to my Discipline Prezi here!

GRAPES On Me Movie Rubric (Barak Obama) by Maria and Cathy
Please visit my Prezi here!

PBL Once Upon A Time...rubric by Paul Farbman

China's Little Ambassador Story with Technology

Lunch Time!

ME (jennifer rose)

PBL Barak Obama by Maria & Cathy

Stone's iMovie for Snowbird, Utah

NHHS School Project

This is an example of what I will expect students to complete in project based learning.

Discipline Without Stress, Punishment, or Rewards

PBL Calendar for Once Upon A Time... by Paul Farbman

PBL Learning Guide for Once Upon A Time... by Paul Farbman

PBL Overview for Once Upon A Time...

Karen West Idioms Video

Erin Thomas post for this awesome class

6th Grade Earth Science Plate Boundaries

Danielle Mulholland Project

In both History and English fiction, identify qualities of character, themes, conflicts
and resolutions as well as defend a thesis about heroes.

What is a hero

How can we build a prezi to share what our opinions are about books we have read or to showcase an ancient History Hero
How can we make an IMOVIE that will defend a thesis about why certain ancient civilization figures are heroes or why they are not
take a survey, create a google doc survey about heroes, and respond to a wiki prompt about heroes

Felipe and Paul's Prezi

Paul Farbman's "How to Fry an Egg" Photo Story 3

fun things I did in my class!

my prezi   
my video

my final project

How to Upload

Add a video that is on your hard drive by clicking on the film slate- the insert video button.
Add a Prezi as a link.
Create a blog and add to this page OR post a comment to display your plan.

THANK YOU for being such a wonderful group. This is fun!

I am...

Here is an example of " I am " without using the poem template. The students may have access to numerous photographs on their smart devices.