Thursday, March 26, 2015

Synthesis of Learning: Capstone Project Ideas

This is an exciting time in the capstone research process!  You have gathered and collected resources, done research, and are close or have answered your question.  Now it is time to:

Do something that you are going to enjoy making and sharing!
Think about your project—what you share should be connected to your question.
At the end of the project our goal for you is to have something you are proud of!
Today is about planning your project.  You are not limited to these ideas, but they might help you to get started!  Don't be afraid to try a new tool either! AND, you can combine ideas or have two parts to your project.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
Technology Tool Ideas:
On the iPads:
Make a movie, make a trailer
*Word Photo
Combine pictures and words to convey your idea
Post information or pictures on unique photo displays
Create a talking avatar and use it to share information
*ExplainEverything, Skitch, Educreations, ShowMe
All of these apps allow you to create a presentation with words and pictures, drawings and more
Create a rap about your topic
*Sock Puppets, Puppet Pals or Toontastic
Try some different ways of presenting information
Use Stop Motion Video to tell a story
On the computer:
*Microsoft Power Point/Google Presentation
Do you really know what you can do with these tools?  How to embed pictures and text and make them interesting?
* Word Clouds
Present your main ideas

Create an online cartoon
(See Mrs. Rankin for a user name)

Create an online interactive poster including pictures, words and video
(See Mrs. Rankin for a user name)
Create and edit videos
Create an audio of ideas (words and sound effects)

And, these are just a few ideas—don’t limit yourself to something you have already done!
What else can you do?
*Build or make ‘something’
*Puppets Shows
*Create a Book
*Create a magazine
*Create a comic strip

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Citation Review

Minilesson: Citation for a book

Why do we make citations?


Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of the Book. Year the book was published. Pages where you found the information.

Siebert, Patricia. Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race. 1992. Page 15.

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name = Siebert, Patricia.

Title = Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race.

Year the book was published = 1992.

Page where I found the information = 15.

Complete Citation

Siebert, Patricia. Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race. 1992. Page 15.
Other materials:

Example Citations

Author last name, author first name. Book Title. Publisher, year.
Brown, Dottie. New Hampshire. Lerner Publications Company, 2002.
Author last name, author first name. “Article Title.” Encyclopedia Title. Publisher, year.  Volume, page number.
Adams, Robert L. A. and Charles E. Clark. “New Hampshire.”.World Book. World Book, Inc., 2005. Vol. 14, 208-227.
Author last name, author first name. “Article Title.” Name of Website. Publishing organization, date of information. Web. Date accessed.
Vermont Secretary of State. “History.” Vermont Secretary of State Kids Pages. State of Vermont, 2006. Web. May 5, 2010.

Use the URL for the image (not the Google search!)

YouTube or other online video

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Online video clip. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date video posted. Web. date retrieved.

Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.

Name of the person, Information about their expertise if applicable, date of interview, format flexible.

Johnson, Katherine, DVM. Personal Interview.  1 June 2012.