I’m looking forward to tomorrow. My sixth grade students have polished their scripts and practiced their lines. They are ready to video their newscasts to share land use conflict in the Amazon rain forest from the perspective of one of several competing groups that live there. This is their final piece part of the formal assessment for the unit.
In the past, we have taken traditional paper/pencil tests, written essays, and created Google slides and power point presentations. I have also done the video taping of these newscasts. But this year they are producing the entire newscasts and I am AMAZED! The preliminary work has shown me how far ahead of the game these kids are. They are teaching me a thing or two about creating.
I can hardly wait to see the finished products!