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Engaging Boys in literacy - Forest Hill P.S. May 16-24 update

Friday, 20 May 2011

Engaging Boys in literacy - Forest Hill P.S. May 16-24 update

Session Four – May 16th – May 24th 

In Session Four, the students began their culminating projects.  Students had submitted a proposal to their teacher in which they had to persuade their teacher to approve their choice for the project.  The projects are differentiated by content (choice of Canadian) and format.  A variety of formats have been chosen including graphic texts (Bitstrips, Comic Touch), video (iMovie, Windows Movie Maker), Smart Notebook Multimedia Presentation and audio podcast.  Many students have chosen to incorporate more than one type of media into their final project.  Students continue to use assistive technology such as Read and Write Gold for note taking and to create audio podcasts, Notebook software to communicate using written work and visuals, as well as the iPod to communicate orally and with visuals.

Itinerant Observation:  “Using Read and Write Gold has enabled the students to see whether they have enough information for each of the 4 content areas (early life, achievements, impact, additional information) specified in the rubric.”
Famous Canadian Proposal.
Combining Bitstrips with Notebook

Format and choice: Bitstrips

Format and choice: iMovie.

Format and choice: Notebook

Format and choice: Windows MovieMaker

Research notes using Read and Write Gold (above)

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