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Create a Presentation About a Famous Person

Step One – Pick a Famous Person

You’re going to make a video about a famous person who made an impact in the 20th century.

Step Two – Create a Group in Lino

This video was created for a project for a biome but otherwise it applies to you as well.

Step Three – Do research on your person and add the notes to Lino

This video was also created for a project for a biome but otherwise it applies to you as well.

 

Step Four – Write your script


Log on to My YISD and go to your Google Drive. Have one person start off the script and title it for your biome. Then invite the other group members. Work together to type out your script.

Step Five – Find Your Images


Get an iPad and find photos for your biome. Find pictures that will good for backgrounds and also find a picture of your main animal. Use sites that use Creative Commons or copyright free images such as:

MorgueFile
Pixabay

Step Six – Record Your Puppet Pals Presentation

Step Seven – Publish

Create a Biome Presentation

Step One – Sign Up For a Lino Account

Watch the video for instructions on how to sign up for a lino account.

Step Two – Create a Group in Lino

After you know who’s in your group, have one of the group members create the group in Lino and add the other members. Name the group for the biome you’re researching.

Step Three – Do research on your biome and add the notes to Lino

Here’s some sites you can use:

Rainforest : BrainPopDucksters and UCSB
Savanna: BrainPopDucksters and UCSB
Desert: BrainPopDucksters and UCSB
Tundra: BrainPopDucksters and UCSB
Taiga: BrainPopDucksters and UCSB

Step Four – Write your script


Log on to My YISD and go to your Google Drive. Have one person start off the script and title it for your biome. Then invite the other group members. Work together to type out your script.

Step Five – Find Your Images


Get an iPad and find photos for your biome. Find pictures that will good for backgrounds and also find a picture of your main animal. Use sites that use Creative Commons or copyright free images such as:

MorgueFile
Pixabay

Step Six – Record Your Puppet Pals Presentation

Step Seven – Publish

Make a Website About an Artist

Step One – Do Research on Your Artist

Use the databases on Mrs. Salazar’s Library page to do your research, particularly InfoBits. If – and only if – you can’t find enough information using those resources, then check with Mrs. Gamboa or Mr. Mattson about using another source.

Use Lino to record your notes.

Step Two – Organize your notes

You’ll probably want to put them in chronological order, but you’ll also want to organize your information. For example, you will want to put information about a painting next to that painting. You might want to put information about their artistic importance together or any information you can find out about their influences and family.

Step Three – Write the biography

The most important thing here is not to plagarize the research you’ve done. In other words, you don’t want to copy word for word the information you recorded. One way is to have one person read aloud a group of notes and then try to write that information in your own words without looking back at those notes – until you’ve finished, to check you haven’t misstated any facts.

The other way that helps to frame your research in a unique way. For example, you could write the biography as if you were that person experiencing those events. Or you could write it as the “The Five Most Important Dates in _______’s Life” and incorporate the information you found into those events.

Step Four – Make a Keynote


Start a Keynote. Start with a title slide which will be like your table of contents. On that slide you’re going to have a biography button and a portfolio button.

Add another slide by clicking the + button. Now you’re going to start the biography. Don’t try to paste your whole biography onto one slide. You want to break it up into 3 – 4 slides. You want to use pictures that illustrate something that is mentioned on that slide.

After the biography, put another series of slides with their most important artwork. Leave room for buttons which will get the viewer through the slides.

Step Five – Add Links

This video will show you how to add links to your main slide, then to add a Next, a Previous and Home buttons to your other slides.

Here’s a home button that you can use:

home

Step Five Extra – Change the Color of the Home Icon

Step Six – Export Webpage

After you’ve exported it, you can test it out by dragging the index.html file to the Safari icon in the dock. If it’s working to your satisfaction, let Mr. Mattson know. He will upload it to a web server so it can be seen on the internet. You’ll then be able to link to it on your blog.

Extras


Here’s where I got the idea to use Keynote to make a webpage. If you’re having trouble figuring out the directions in one of the videos above, you might want to get the information from a different point of view and see if it helps.

Write a News Article About a Teacher

For this project you’re going to write a news article about the new Chinese teacher, Ms. Hsu.

What’s happened already is that I took the best of the questions the sixth grade media students suggested and typed them up.

questions

With that completed, I eliminated a repeated question and started to organize the rest. To me, I thought the questions could be categorized into three categories:

  • questions about her background
  • questions about China and the culture
  • questions about teaching Chinese to students

Here are the questions I wrote down to ask:

  • What did you do before you came to Edgemere?
  • When you were little, did you always want to be a teacher? If so, why did you choose to teach kids Chinese?
  • What is your favorite thing about teaching?
  • Did you come from China?
  • Where was the last job you worked at and what did you do?
  • How did you find out about this teaching opportunity and why did you decide to apply?
  • How many languages do you speak?
  • What is it about your job that you absolutely love and why?
  • Can you teach every student Chinese?
  • Do you think that teaching students Chinese is difficult?
  • What do the students do in your class to learn?
  • Do you think all your students will like your class? Why or why not?
  • How do you think the Chinese language/culture will help them in the future?
  • How have your students grown since the first day? Have they grasped the concept yet?
  • How do you read the Chinese symbols?
  • Did you have fun exploring and learning the Chinese language? Explain.

Here is the interview:

Part One – Create Lino Acount

The first thing you’re going to have to do is create an account in Lino.

Part Two – Start a Group

Then decide who you’re going to work with. Either you or your partner will need to form a group in Lino and have the other join.

Part Three – Take notes

With your partner, take notes on the information you find out from the interview.

Part Four – Organize

Organize the information

Part Five – Write

Write the information in a story, making it as interesting as you can.