This activity was loved by our students because they really enjoyed walking around the room to collect data. Still using Animoto after again exploring other sites today. Most want to charge you to download or share on YouTube, so I think that I will stick with Animoto. Tomorrow I might try some iPad apps instead. I always am happy with MovieMaker Live at school. It is a great product and allows a bit more creativity.
Posting by human on Geocaching.com:
Discovered this little guy flying high over the Travel Bug Motel 6twenty in Round Rock, TX when suddenly out of nowhere he was under attack from other guests at the Motel. He fought valiantly and eventually set himself free and took up residence in the Motel for a brief rest and recovery before moving on. Whew! That was a close one.
In a recent workshop at our school, we were taught about a new fantastic tool to use to help boost our higher level thinking. Basically, a rectangle is cut out of a sheet of paper and the students place a picture or an object inside. I have already used these frames with our student novels and our students drew a main character to place inside to discuss. This time we used geometric figures inside. Students can complete such stems as, “I wonder…”, “In real life…”, “This compares to…”. It is difficult at first, but once students understand what is needed, the conversations come to them naturally.