Friday, August 31, 2007
Weekly Sound Project
Each week my students will be finding words with the sound for that week. Above is the SmartBoard portion of the project we completed in small groups throughout the week. For many, it was a good experience in handwriting (and alignment as the card/board moved). The students were in heterogeneous groups so they could help each other identify/hear words with the short a sound. Students each had to have their own word - no repeats! After a few days of practice, they sounded out their word and wrote it on the SmartBoard and then today we created the attached video. The lighting isn't great, but we truly only had about 10 minutes to do our best! There was a line on the floor, but they all wanted to be right next to the camera, but can you blame them? All so new and exciting.
We'll definitely have some editing thoughts for next week! We used www.flixn.com to create the video. The best parts about this site is that it's easy and the sound comes through great. The hard part is there is no editing!
It will be awesome to watch how much they grow and change in the weeks to come.