Monday, April 30, 2012
On Friday, April 27th, Desi and I taught a lesson on African American Rights. We mainly covered the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. We changed our entire lesson plan the day before because it seemed a little boring. We really wanted to cover every type of learner. I feel really happy about how our lesson turned out. In the beginning, I felt a little nervous to speak to the class. I get nervous when a large group of people stare at me. I usually looked down in the past when I spoke in front of a class. I think I did a good job trying to give eye contact to the class. I realized that I mispelled "Malcolm" towards the end of the class on the power point and on the hand outs, but I was releived when Dr. Luongo said tht it has happened to her plenty of times. Overall, I feel that the lesson went by smoothly and it went accordingly to our new lesson plan. I'm glad that most of the students behaved through out the lesson. My favorite part of the lesson was the MLK and MX game towards the end of the class. I always enjoyed doing those types of activities when I was in High School so I'm glad that everyone was having fun while they were learning. There was one point where Alma said she couldn't speak english; she only knew how to speak spanish. I kind of frove because I did not know what to do at first but luckily, Ledey was next to her and I told her to help Alma in spanish. After handling that situation, I felt more relaxed. I defitnetly would want to use this type of lesson in a real class room when I start teaching.
Friday, March 9, 2012
I had a lot of fun creating this digital story with Desi. It was more complicated than I thought it was going to be but once we got the hang of it, it felt easy. Making this digital story taught me a lot about how much time and thought goes into making videos in general. Once we put it together, we felt so excited about our video. I feel like its very appropriate for high school students and I would love to use it in the future. I still get a little scared and emotional when ever I watch it. I'm really glad I learned how to use imovie.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
My partner and I have decided to meet on Monday to work on the story. We kind of learned how to use iMovie. The only thing that we have trouble with is dragging youtube clips onto iMovie. We might just have to record to youtube videos on a camera just to make it easier. I'm confident about our story because we have an outline of how it is going to be and we have a lot of ideas to work with.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It was frustrating to figure out how we were going to start the Digital Story. We wanted to make it dramatic an intense. We are still going to start the story with clips of racism in the 1960s. As the clips are showing, depressing music will be playing in the background and we will be talking through out it. We will be asking dramatic questions to get the viewers thinking about how bad African AMericans were mistreated. We then decided to show Malcom X's way of fighting for civil rights, which will have intense music in the background. We will end the clip with Martin Luther King's Speech, which will hav a smoother/classical music in the background. The last part of the story will be pictures of racial diversity in schools and communities to show that things have changed and that these men made a huge difference. We want to show the viewers that these men died for a reason and that they made many things possible for African Americans all together.
I think that today we are going to learn how to create a digital story. My partner and I have been discusing how we wanted to put our digital story together. The digital story is going to be about the issues with slavery and racism. We were thinking of starting the video off with clips of white americans mistreating african americans. Then we were going to show clips of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. We do want to include a lot of dialogue through out the video but are not sure exactly what we are going to say or where to put the dialogue yet.