Week 5: February 9 - 15


This week we will discuss student-produced video projects and the following related issues:
  • integrating the project while addressing course outcomes
  • managing the projects
  • assigning roles
  • evaluating projects/using rubrics

This week we have two guest speakers:

1. We will be joined by Japan-based guest speaker Sarah Lilburn (The Daily English Show blog), producer of The Daily English Show for English language learners (Saturday, February 14 -- IMPORTANT: for your local date and time, make sure to see http://tinyurl.com/Sarah-Lilburn; for example, for participants in the U.S.A., the date is actually Friday, February 13!). Under "Resources" on the navigation bar at the left, click the link Sign in Elluminate for further instructions and information on signing into Elluminate.

2. We will also have guest speaker Pam Albrecht, a teacher over 25 years with 15 of those as a Bilingual/ESL teacher, who has for the past 10 years been a Campus Instructional Technologist at Frances M. Rhodes Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas, USA, helping teachers integrate technology into their grade level curriculum. She will join us to discuss the school's ESL Video Warehouse, a collection of student video projects made with Microsoft Photo Story (Saturday, February 14 at 18:00 -19:00 GMT – for your local date and time see http://tinyurl.com/albrecht-pam). Under "Resources" on the navigation bar at the left, click the link Sign in Elluminate for further instructions and information on signing into Elluminate.

Assignments

  1. Complete the final project. Posting a link or embed the video on your personal page after uploading to a video sharing site. Send a message to the Yahoo Group directing participants to your personal page in order to view your project.
  2. Respond to the forum questions in a message to the Yahoo group.


Forum (write to our YG email list)

What are the pros and cons of student video projects? What are some ideas you have for managing the projects? What are some ideas you have for evaluating student learning outcomes? What are some challenges of student video projects (that you can anticipate or that you have experienced)?


Benchmarks

I have . . .
  • completed the final video project
  • added the video project link to my personal page
  • sent a message to the YG with the link to my personal page and/or my video project
  • written to our YG with my responses to the forum questions