Continuing the discussion from EDM510 2016 Summer Final Project:
For my final project of the semester, I chose the “mixed bag” approach. I chose to write a grant for an Ipad and some digital science/social studies resources for my classroom. In all, I spent about 5 hours on this. This is a small grant that is offered to teachers in my county each year for creative use of materials in your classroom. I want to use the requested materials to help my young students become independent researchers and further explore the topics we learn about in class. Even though this grant is small ($300), it is one I have a good shot of getting and every little bit counts!
Next, I decided to use my movie-making skills and create a movie for parents which will help them learn about our multi-age program. I decided to use PowToon, because I liked the cartoon-look of the videos, and had not tried this site in our previous assignments. I found it very user friendly, but still took me 4-5 hours of work making the video, fixing my mistakes, and getting everything just right. I think it will be a useful tool to share with parents before the school year begins.
Here is my video .
You can also view my final project information on my blog here.