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Plants and Animals by Spandan

This project was student created based on key questions asked about plants and animals. The assessment was the ability of the student to share his knowledge in the iMovie video answering those key questions. The student had the liberty to use multiple apps to show their knowledge. Also known as appsmashing. Students used their own creativity to create a video.

New Song – What Does the Text Say?

New Song – What Does the Text Say?

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Award winning song and video!

A California Student Media Festival Winner for Viral Parody

Los Angeles County of Education Digital Voice Award Winner

Students using Google Docs, collaboratively rewrote the lyrics to “What Does the Fox Say?” with a Language Arts twist. Students worked together on a shared document to rewrite the song with lyrics related to reading and reading strategies. They storyboarded the video to match the song.

With over 1500 views already!

Applications and hardware used:

  • Garageband
  • Karaoke track to “What Does the Fox Say?”
  • Google Documents
  • iMovie
  • Video Camera
  • Educreations App for iPad
  • Podcasting microphone (any mic will do)
  • No music background needed (I don’t)

“What Does the Text Say?”

Verb shows action, nouns can be things.
Poems have rhyming, and plays have drama.
fiction is fake. mystery is strange, and history is past.
Cause and effect compare and contrast, and nonfiction is

TRUE TRUE TRUE.
But there’s one thing that you should know…
WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?

Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!
Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!
Reading-Reading-Reading-Reading!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!
Ver-ver-ver-ver-verbs!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Info-Info-Info-oh!
Info-Info-Info-oh!
Info-Info-Info-oh!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Adjectives and Adverbs!
Adjectives and Adverbs!
Adjectives and Adverbs!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?

Context clues, full of words, characters, and solutions.
Reading close, point of view, suddenly you’re reading more.
Your page is white, so much info, some hard text to read
Will you understand to comprehend, by checking with resources
r-e-e-a-a-ding. r-e-e-a-a-ding r-e-e-a-a-ding
Will you read those w-o-o-o-ords, w-o-o-o-ords, w-o-o-o-ords?

WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?!
Context-context-context-clues!
Context-context-context-clues!
Context-context-context-clues!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Syno-syno-synonyms!
Syno-syno-synonyms!
Syno-syno-synonyms!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Homo-Homo-homophones!
Homo-Homo-homophones!
Homo-Homo-homophones!

WHAT THE TEXT SAY?
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!
Wo-o-o-o-o-o-ords!

WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?!

Digital Learning Day

Yesterday we used our Chromebooks and iPads to practice our podcast on California Indians. We used Google Drive to script the podcast, and now we are using Garageband on the iPads to practice the recording of our segments.

This will help with proper fluctuation in voice, flow and level of entertainment. Looking forward to publishing the final product.