Lily, my 10 year old daughter, interviewed her dad recently as part of a project for summer camp at Grand View.
All of the soon to be 5th grade students attending summer camp wrote interview questions, interviewed a family member using an ipod to capture audio, and edited their audio and visuals together using imovie on the ipods.
Students then uploaded their projects to the school’s youtube channel.
I’ll be posting more student projects with the hashtag #GVSummerCamp.
It brings me joy to see what students create.
I’ll be honest, I cringe at the errors in their published projects, but they’re learning and practicing.
What policies/procedures do you have in place for students in regards to revisions/proofing multi-media projects?
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, “Great Rules of Writing”