She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with a drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink
This is how my final project felt at times. I’ve loved it. I really have, but for months now it has been lurking at the back of my mind, always there ready to pounce when I thought I had 5 minutes to myself. That’s the thing that makes it hard to let go. The video was never quite right. The lengths for the transitions weren’t quite spot on, the font type, the sound; the list goes on and on. Finally, though, finally here is the product of all the blood sweat and tears. A little long. A little blurry on the Twitter and Google Doc screen captures (I’ve tried but that’s the best quality I can get) but this, in a 14 minute nutshell, is the project we ran in my class on collaboration. Where possible I have let the kids tell the story and tried to fill in the background with my notes in between.
I have tried to encompass the key principles that we have covered during the 4 previous courses such as gamification for the first lesson to build the children’s awareness of how to work together. We applied Garr Reynolds’ principles of presentation zen for the children’s final projects and utilised Twitter and Google docs to push lessons up through the SAMR model towards Modification and Redefinition
Image courtesy of http://www.schrockguide.net/samr.html
There is no rhyme nor reason for the 80’s theme other than the song ‘Do or die’ by Dougie Wood, which is a Creative Commons Download from Youtube.com (tutorial on how to find royalty-free music) was awesome and I’m really enjoying Stranger Things at the moment.
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