Monday, February 20, 2017
A Better World 2017
Each year our 6th grade students take part in the A Better World Project, an ABCICT global initiative.
During the project, students explore global issues, learn about the UN SDGs and engage in research activities, while fine-tuning their research skills. They learn search strategies, evaluate websites and learn how to take notes.
As the project progresses, the students apply their learning in a variety of creative ways.
They choose one global issue per pair and collaboratively write rap songs. Later, they mix music tracks on the iPads and record themselves singing using Garageband. They create music videos using singing avatars created in Tellagami, Chatterpix and CrazyTalk, and also record a few live shots, usually in front of a green screen. All of this footage is finally compiled in student produced, music videos. They use both DoInk's Green Screen App and iMovie on the school iPads to edit and render their videos.
All of this work is uploaded at certain stages, throughout the process, to student Google Sites and reflected upon.
The project is now winding down for the year, the plan being to have students finish off their sites and reflect this week.
Here is a preview of two student rap songs that we are quite proud of.
Do check back in a few weeks, to view the final project list for 2017.