- In this unit, students will:
- reflect on their journey through Digital Voices by exploring 21st Century skills, digital tools, language, history and culture.
- Create a cultural themed media project within 3 months (15 dedicated one hour classes – you have had 14 classes at this point in the year),
- Students will work collaboratively on pre-production, production and post-production (sharing online and presenting to the class),
- The project is not about media, it is about the message. For example, students are not to make a game for the sake of making a game. Instead, students should make a game about sustainable food.
- Teachers will provide guidance and direction, not provide training,
This Unit is worth 10% of your final grade in IWAR4S and in WEGR4S
- Students will:
- be given the option to decide on a project dealing with the theme “the big ?” to investigate throughout the duration of the course,
- brainstorm the topic and research the history of the topic,
- create a series of weekly video reflections,
- collaborate with students in Ottawa (next week),
- document the process,
- follow the weekly expectations,
- independently document the process under their “Self-Directed Unit” page
Reflection Video (20 marks – IWAR4S & 20 marks – WEGR4S):
- launch Screencast-o-matic,
- As an individual:
- create a 4-5 minute video on your media project,
- walk your teacher through your pitch and any ideas/visuals/research,
- present your original pitch,
- present your group logo and how you came up with the design,
- describe how your project evolved over time,
- outline your component of the project and how the whole project looks.
- Upload your video to your vimeo channel,
- Title your video “Self-Directed Reflection”
- In the description paste your text pitch,
- generate 10-15 tags including the following tags:
- digital voices,
SkyDrive (20 marks – IWAR4S & 10 marks – WEGR4S):
- Make sure your Self-Directed SkyDrive Folder is updated with all images, document files, media, screenshots, and final project.
Media (50 marks – WEGR4S):
- FInal project should reflect your original pitch,
- Make sure your project connects to culture & community,
- Media should answer the question developed in week 1,
- Project should present 10 weeks of work,
Presentation (20 marks – IWAR4S & 20 marks – WEGR4S):
- Ask someone in the class to record your presentation,
- Present your project to the class,
- Start with original pitch and describe how it evolved over time,
- Upload video to VImeo. Title: Self-Directed Presentation. Use your presentation script in the description field, add 10-15 tags.
- Create a new “final Project” page
- Include the following Titles using Header 2:
- Original Pitch,
- Original sketches/ideas,
- Embed between 7-10 images (one per week) of the documentation process. The images should show a transformation of your project,
- Use captions to describe each image and provide date of image,
- Embed your recorded presentation.