Skill-Building Opportunities

Each class the student will have the opportunity to have readings, watch videos and do small activities on the street.

At the end of the class the student will be asked to write the conclusions at the blog in their respectively profile.

They are going to be many opportunities through the class where the students are going to challenge to generate questions and answers with their peers.

Storytelling is a key element in this class. The students will be writing a story based on the research of Egleston Square.

The student will offer the opportunity to practice public speaking through the making of the videos. They are going to be asking questions and develop a conversations to recreate a digital portrait of the community.

The students will be asked to document the work online through social networks like twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and weekly blog entries.

With this project, we will be addressing some of the Common Core Standards, Grades 9 to 12

The students through historical, cultural and social research will try find the answer trough questions of gentrification and cultural backgrounds.

The students will gather information from different sources, video recording, historical information and date and trough the questions that are going to be developed throughout the class.

Based on the research reading and videos provided in class, the students will be have the opportunity to develop narrative that will be documented trough the blog which will help them to introduce new topics including the most relevant facts with an objective tone.  At the end of the class, each student will provide conclusions that will help the class as a whole to understand the issues using digital storytelling to support them.

We will be building the blog to document the process, questions and challenges presented before, during and after the interviews. This blog will help the students to follow up on the process and draw proper conclusions.

Weekly Schedule

1st week July 10-17

Topic for the Week:
Understand Storytelling and the how to use collective storytelling to portray a community

Day 1: Friday July 10 1st assembly

Day 2: Monday July 13

Objectives/Goals:

-Make sure the students understand what are the expectations of the class including the objectives of the curriculum

-Understanding the grounds of collective storytelling

Materials:

Jonathan Harris TED Talk on Collecting Stories
http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_harris_collects_stories
Chimamanda Adichie TED Talk: The danger of a single story
http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
Tehran Without Permission
http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/90/517
Aaron Koblin’s
http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work.html
Activities in class:

Introduction of the class and meet each other.
Share ideas and expectation of the class
Go over the curriculum.
Review Samples of Collective Storytelling and documentaries using cellphones (links provided above)
Generate a conversation from the students regarding the videos with watch in class
Set Up profiles in the blog

Assessments:

The students will write a paragraph introducing themselves in a small bio. Who are they? Where are they coming from? Interest? Dreams in life

Differentiation:

The students will be divided in groups to support each other during the process

Work Products/Documentation:

 

Day 2: Wednesday July 15

Objectives/Goals:  Understanding what collective storytelling is and how to use it to portray a community

Materials:
The IS collective
http://theiscollective.com/work/film
Sandy Storyline
www.sandystoryline.com
Gabriel Barcia_Colombo
http://www.ted.com/talks/gabriel_barcia_colombo_capturing_memories_in_video_art#t-28716
http://www.gabebc.com
Something Happened Here
http://www.saisriskandarajah.com/shh/
Spencer Tunick
www.spencertunick.com
Facebook Stories
www.facebookstories.com
Activities:

The students are going to do a physical and social research of the area. This could be made through photography, drawing or writing and tell a story using their research.

Reading: Telling Tails by Tim Obrian
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/08/telling-tails/307533/

Do historical research of Egleston Square either online or library

Discussion of the videos during the class

Understanding Mood Boards

Assessments:
Write the conclusion in the blog of what was their experience. Write the key points of what they observe, what type of community Egleston Square has, what type of stores.  

Write a story no longer than 25 words. Be prepared to read a story in class

Example:
http://www.npr.org/2010/11/13/131276783/-hint-fiction-celebrates-the-extremely-short-story
Differentiation:  The students will be divided in groups during their time in Egleston Square

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 3: Friday July 17 2nd Assembly

2nd week July 20-24

Topic for the Week:
Review the goals of the projects: Incorporate different ethnicities and social cultural backgrounds, increase interest in their community and decrease apathy.

Identify our tools: Cellphones, Online Platforms, Storytelling, Video Editing, Composite Software and Social Networks

 

Day 1: Monday July 20th

Objectives/Goals:  Understand Egleston Square

Materials:

Activities:

We are going to divide the class in 4. each group is going to create a logo to be printed on the t-shirts.
We are going to meet as a class an choose the logo that best describes us
Create a bio story using your cellphone, use as a reference the writing you made about yourself
Create a mood board based on the research about Egleston Square

Assessments:

Upload the video-bio to the blog

Upload the mood board

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 2: Wednesday July 22

Objectives/Goals:  Create social media presence, Instagram, Vimeo Channel

Materials:

http://www.bestappsite.com/3-must-have-apps-for-posting-videos-to-instagram/

http://content.photojojo.com/tips/10-editing-tips-for-making-killer-instagram-videos/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-ways-create-unforgettable-instagram-videos/

https://help.instagram.com/442610612501386/

http://blog.laptopmag.com/use-video-on-instagram-tips

 

Activities:

I will introduce how to use video online and we will see examples

Assessments:

Upload to the Vimeo channel the 1st mood board of Egleston Square

Upload to Vimeo Channel the video bio and Create a 15sec  video to upload in Instagram

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 3 (Third Assembly):

3rd week July 27-31

Topic for the Week: Identify the questions and theme. Field Work

Day 1: Monday July 27th

Objectives/Goals: Define theme stories and question (each group is going to have a different perspective of a single topic)

Materials:

Difference between oral history and oral tradition http://www.unesco.org/webworld/ramp/html/r9704e/r9704e0k.htm

http://storycorps.org/

Great questions from story corps http://storycorps.org/great-questions/

Activities:

Identify the stores we are going to be working with

Create groups based on the topics or the geographic location. This will be developed based on their own interest

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 2: Wednesday July 29th

Objectives/Goals: Ask questions on the field. Basic Knowledge of video editing

Materials:

Activities:

Adding text to video
Start cutting video

Assessments:

All the videos need to be uploaded through Instagram,
Start Editing videos by group, based on themes

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 3 (4th Assembly)

Milestone:

What major benchmark/work product will be complete by the halfway point of the session?

All questions, topics and objectives fully developed and groups have completed their written “story” on Egleston sq. (Story should also have photos, drawings or videos, but MUST have a main written body). Community has already been approached and the first interviews recorded. Blog will already have abundant entries from the students documenting their process both personally and in groups. All students need to have completed their own bio, including self-video on the blog.  Instagram and twitter will already have plenty of entries all with the corresponding hashtags.


4th Week August 3-7

Topic for the Week: Field Interview and Editing

Day 1: Monday August 3rd

Objectives/Goals: Obtain interviews from the community

Materials:

Activities: The groups will go to Egleston Sq. and perform the interviews

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 2: Wednesday August 5th

Objectives/Goals:  Edit and organize the material from last class.

Materials:

Activities:  In groups the students will upload the videos to the computers and Edit according to their particular Egleston Story

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 3 (5th Assembly)

5th Week August 10-14 (Final Production and Install week)

 

Topic for the Week: Field Interview and Editing

Day 1: Monday August 10th

Objectives/Goals: 

Materials:

Activities: The groups will go to Egleston Sq. and perform the interviews

 

Online Platform/ Interviews/

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 2: Wednesday August 12

Objectives/Goals:  Finish Editing and videos

Materials:

Activities: Organize all materials and Edit any remaining interviews. Adding titles and text for the final videos

Assessments:

Differentiation:

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Day 3 Friday August 14 (6th Assembly)


6th Week August 17-21 (FINISH INSTALL + FINAL EXHIBITION)

Major Theme/Topic for the Week:

Day 1: Monday August 17

Objectives/Goals:  Put together all materials for the exhibit.

Materials:

Activities: Print Stories and photos. Export videos

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 2: Wednesday August 19

Objectives/Goals:  Mount all materials for the exhibit.

Materials:

Activities: Mount photos and stories on the wall, next to the videos. Mount computer with website on projector. Mount computer with blog on table.

Assessments:

Differentiation:

Work Products/Documentation:

Day 3: Thursday August 20th: FINAL EXHIBITION

Day 4 Friday August 21st (7th Assembly) LAST DAY