Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Documentary Reflections

Write a post reflecting on your documentary filmmaking experience.  Embed your videos from YouTube, and thoughtfully answer the following questions:
  • Describe the process you went through to make your documentary.  Each group's process was a little different.  Tell how you made yours work.
  • What are some specific interesting facts you learned about your topic?
  • What are some specific things you learned about filmmaking?
  • What are some specific things you learned about successful collaboration and working in groups?
  • Which parts of your documentary make you proud?  Why?
  • Which parts of your documentary would you improve if you had more time?  Explain.
  • What is your advice for the group next year on how to successfully complete this unit and to make stellar documentaries?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hannibal Reflections

Please write a blog post to respond to the following questions.  You may include any appropriate pictures of your own from the day.

1.  Give a summary of the field trip for anyone who might not know about our Mark Twain unit or might not have ever been to Hannibal, Missouri.

2.  What was the most educational part of the trip and why?  What did you learn?

3.  What was the most fun part of the trip and why?

4.  What part of the trip would you improve for next year's class if you could?  Explain.

5.  How did your Mark Twain research help prepare you for your trip to Hannibal?  Explain.

When you finish, comment on the blogs of at least 5 classmates (use this website for tips on good commenting, if needed), and then you may go to any site on the lefthand side of this blog under Idleness Prevention Society, or you may read for your independent reading contracts.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Independent Project Reflection

Please write a blog post about your independent project.  Include the following:

  1. Embed your project into your post.  If you did a display, take a picture of the project to include in your post.
  2. Explain what your topic was and why you chose it.
  3. Discuss what part of your project made you the most proud and why.
  4. What were the one or two most interesting things you learned?  Explain.
  5. If you could improve your project, how would you change it, or what would you add?
After you have finished your post, please comment on the posts of at least 5 other students.  If you need helping knowing how to write good comments, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVSw54VU1A