Third grade GT students have reviewed story elements using Read, Write, Think and have written an original short story scene by scene. After building backgrounds and sets for the action to take place, they will use the iStop Motion App to capture the story one picture at a time with stop motion. Making the slightest changes in the scene with each shot, pictures are joined together to create a video, telling their story.
For the first several meeting times, we all had a chance to get to know each other. Students shared interests and ideas for the year by telling the story of "Me". Using graphic organizer model, they shared their likes, interests, families, and history with me and their classmates. They learned about elements of a story and how to storyboard a multi-media project to tell their video auto-biography using an app called Shadow Puppet. They showed great digital citizenship when they decided that the video is something they would like to share with their families and classmates, but maybe not on the Internet.