Saturday, October 11, 2014

Leaving the Earth Short Film

Recently film maker Greta Tucker, apart of the Doveton Live team, made a short documentary about the Leaving the Earth project.  It was fascinating to listen to the students respond to questions about their learning and level of enthusiasm for the journey.  It is worth commenting on how they have connected and invested so much imagination to this course and how they describe the experience.  It is a reality even though it is a virtual reality.

We will post a link to the doco when all the clearances are completed.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Reflection Sessions 28-29

Reflection Session 28- 29
What an amazing leap in engagement after the holidays. The kids are ready for a new challenge and we have begun to plan our end of year exhibition.
Film making seems to have sparked an interest.
We are beginning with the planning for the end of year exhibition showing the process and journey of the leaving the earth Project. All students used Final Cut Pro for the first time. They imported videos, stills and audio from their server folders. They are using the features of the software to put in text, titles transitions, effects and sound effects.
 We needed to work through the editing process with more depth in the coming sessions.

They had the choice of working individually or in pairs. Pairs had to be negotiated and both had to be from the one tribe. it was abut a 50/50 split of pairs and individuals.
 looking forward to the next few weeks :)

Work Plan Session 28-29

Term 4

Session 28-29

Exhibition preparations begin
Student will be required to
Plan an end of year Mars exhibition

The digital exhibit pieces

Collate and collect samples of the journey and personal experience for Leaving the Earth
Students can share resources, or make new ones.
Look into the server files for texts and documents made by your tribe over the year. 
Year 7 Time Capsules
Tribe folders

What to include:
Flags still shots and plans for buildings, space pods.
Put all of this info into the presentation.
Include the tour your tribe planned and take your parents on the tour.
Slide show
Include Text format

Sound  and Pictures

Software used
Final cut pro
Crazy talk

It is hoped that by the end of the term we will invite parent to the classroom to view the exhibition
the films made by the student. tentative date set for week 10 of term 4.

Parents will view the individual films of the students journey and also be tourist on mars participating in the prepared Mars tours.