Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Putting your 2 Minutes Movie Together

A brief recap.....

You should already have all your information gathered for this project.  You now need to organize it in to a Movie Story Arc.

While the movie arc is the same for all projects how many points you use will be up to you.  I recommend less than 16 points of information for the entire 2 minutes.

To start off your movie you need to  Identify your issue and hook us on Why we should care. You need to be specific here.  Do not just say poverty is bad talk about your specific topic and why we need to pay attention.  I recommend between 5 and 6 pieces of information to hook us here.  This is the upswing in the Movie Story Arc and takes us up to the top of the plateau.  The points you choose should gain in importance as we climb the arc to the top.

Most important points are at the top of the arc.  You now have our attention.  You need to hit us hard with information that is shocking and disturbing.  These points are why there is an issue at play.  Do not use more that 3 to 4 points to make your point.

Now that we care about your topic you need to give us information about How we can make a difference.  What agencies are out there that we can donate to or volunteer for.  As grade 8 students how do WE make a difference? You also have to tell us how you made a difference.  You will briefly describe what you did and show evidence of your work.

The final part of your movie you go back to your information.  You can either repeat  your most important points or you can use new points to keep us hooked.  This is an important part of your movie. Do not end with a fizzle but with a bang. Inspire use to make a difference.  This is why you are making a movie in the first place.

Next week Media:)

See you then.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Parent Portfolio Feedback

Please paste this embed code as the last part of the wiki.  It is a feedback form for your parents to fill out.  Thank you.


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Parent Feedback

Then use the widgit and paste this code into the wiki

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Parent quiz part 2

For kids in Math Support here is an alternate Parent quiz

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Things to get done for your Portfolio

Here is the list of things that needs to be done for your portfolio at Wikispaces.

Language Arts

  • Black Violin
  • Links to quick write 1 at Google Drive
  • Links to quick write 2 at Google Drive
  • Links to My Story at Google Drive
  • My Story video from Youtube
Social Studies
  • Postcard from Wonder of the world
  • Personal Timeline
Me to We
  • Pay it Forward (Google Presentation)
  • We Day Quotes  (Google Presentation)
  • 2 Minutes to Make a Difference  (Google Presentation)
  • Timeline presentation
  • Math Movies
  • Kinetic Typography Movie
Help each other out! Let's get all of this into the wiki!!  If you get it all done continue your 2 Minutes Research.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Parent Quiz 2015

Here is the embed code

iframe frameborder="0" height="400" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/45323769" width="476">

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Math Fraction Question

Please answer the question in the comments.  You will need to show your work tomorrow.

Billy works as a chef.  He has to cook a pasta dinner for 16 guests.  He has 3 1/2 packages of pasta.  If a pasta dinner uses 1/4 of a package, does he have enough pasta? solve the problem 2 different ways.