The first spotlight post goes to Lisa Windhausen and Jeff Warren, two eighth grade Science teachers from Brown's River Middle School (and of course, their eighth grade students!). Lisa and Jeff recently taught a unit on Matter to their students, and then provided the technology integration piece in a culminating project. Students were asked to film a short video on the topic of heating and cooling gas to show what they had learned. The eighth graders then used WeVideo, a new tool for many of them, to edit their videos and to add narration. Finally, the videos were uploaded to a class Google Site, which was shared with 5th and 7th grade Science classes in the building. Those classes then watched the student videos in small groups, and gave their feedback on a Google Form.
Would you like to see the final product? Check out the following links to each class Google Site:
Ms. Windhausen - Class 1
Ms. Windhausen - Class 2
Mr. Warren - Class 1
Mr. Warren - Class 2
Mr. Warren - Class 3
If you have any suggestions for us on who we should highlight next, please let us know!