11 Feb 01-05

Monday Feb 1
Introduction to the course. Joining the wikisite.

Discussion group on this page- Watch Shift Happens on the
Technology page, but post you comments on this page. Your initial post must be placed by this Friday.

Answer one or two of the following questions (academically and a minimum of 300 words)

  • What are your initial reactions to what you saw in the presentation?
  • How are these changes manifesting themselves in your personal lives?
  • What skills do you think students need to survive and thrive in this new era?
  • What implications does this have for our current way of learning technology?
  • What challenges must we overcome as we move forward in the global world?
  • Who's scared? Why?
  • What will we do next? What are some concrete actions that we can take in the near future?
  • How important is it to teach technology in our school system?
  • Do you think you are being prepared to meet these future challenges, what skills are you going have to improve?

You must also respond to at least one of you classroom's postings.This is the minimum postings in the next two weeks- you may post more often to express your opinions. All the postings must be related to this subject. If you have the need for other discussions, please start a new discussion group (please remember that I am the monitor for the discussion groups )

Once the two weeks are over, I will freeze this discussion group. If you have not posted the alterante assignment is to write a one and a half page essay (12 pt double space)on this subject.




Tuesday Feb 2

Watching Adobe Youth Voices Videos.Adobe Youth Voices alternate site More films
Randomly we are going to draw names for groups to start our first movie assignment.Brianstorm for Film Topics.doc
Meet in your groups to develop different ideas for a issue based short film. Maximun 3 minutes.
You are to brainstorm various topics, then choose your top three.
Write down the prose and cons of these three choices and how you may produce them within the limits of the school property. Be prepared to present them to the class by the end of the period.


Wednesday Feb 3

Choosing the topics for the first project.
As per the Handout- start researching the top 8 ideas and add to the discussion of these topics on the wiki.
We will discuss them further at the end of the class.


Thursday Feb 4
Work in groups on your film.
Meetings to further discuss project- proposal to be handed into teacher at the end of class.


Friday Feb 5
First 20 minutes brainstorm ideas for film in your groups- divide research and tasks. Rough script to be written and handed into Mrs. Amor by Wednesday
Once approved divide up the story board into sections- each student to produce at least one page of the storyboard and hand in as a group by the next Tuesday (write your name on the pages you completed) Feb 16.
camera shots
Getting Started with Video


Presentation on camera and shot angles. Group to discuss locations for filming students in hallway tomorrow. Draw locations on Ridgemont Floor Plan with angles