Monday, April 29, 2013

Capstone Project Presentation Formats #resvt #cesuvt

Explain Everything iPad application

RES fourth graders have been working on their interest-based Capstone Projects, and this week they began choosing their presentation formats or ways to communicate the answers to their research questions. We are so impressed by the many different, creative ways students have chosen to communicate their research findings, and we can't wait to see the final results! We will continue to add to this list as more scholars decide on their formats.
-Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Redford

Capstone Project Presentation far!

Hand-drawn comic strip
Toontastic (iPad application) comic strip
Poster with text and pictures
Glogster online poster with videos and links
Explain Everything (iPad application) video
Lego model with labels and information
Hand-drawn diagram with labels and information
Powerpoint slide show
iMovie (iPad application) video
Travel brochure
Sports radio broadcast recording

Original song lyrics
Tutorial (by student for adults)
Video of booktalk

More Updates!
Google presentation
Paper magazine
GoAnimate animated video

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Google Advanced Image Search and other places to look for pictures you can use

One good way to find images you can use in your capstone projects:

Google Advanced Image Search
  • type in your search words at the top
  • then go all the way to the bottom, click next to "usage rights," pick "free to use or share"
  • click "Advanced Search"

Other places to find photos and clip art



Wikmedia Commons

Clip Art:

Discovery Education Clip Art Gallery use and citation information here

Open Clip Art Library (OCAL)

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Taking Notes

When you take notes, you are trying to take out just the important words and ideas you will need later. Here's a video about taking notes to get you started:

Fact Fragment Frenzy (Click on Demo)

Things to remember:

  • When you start using a new source, get a new piece of paper for your notes
  • Write the category of information at the top of your piece of paper (examples: elephant diet, elephant adaptations, elephant behavior)
  • Make a citation for your source on your bibliography page. Check with the example citations in the back of your organizer to see how your citation should look (format).

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