The first project we did this year in Tech was kind of a culmination of learning different Internet-based programs and applications on the computer to get the kids familiar with the different programs/applications we are going to be using this year. The first thing the students had to do was a Google image search challenge. They had to do a scavenger hunt-type activity using Google images to try and find these 15 images and make sure they met all of the requirements (see sheet below).
After their storyboards were complete, students set out to create their iMovie (after watching this great iMovie '11 Basics video and with some iMovie instruction and how-to from Mrs. Mooney :). Their movies had to follow these simple guidelines:
Once again, I was amazed at what only 2 days and a limited amount of iMovie experience these kids came up with! We spent a day in class watching the short movies (see below for some of the movies) and critiquing them using post-it notes (one post-it note per video with two comments on it: something you liked, and something that could have been improved upon). All in all this turned out to be a great starter project and I look forward to bigger projects and more detailed videos these tech students are going to come up with! Stay tuned!