We have been working interdependently in Year 5 to research the Earth, Sun and Moon. We used a TASC wheel to decide how to gather and present our research therefore we reflected carefully to decide on the roles for each person in our group.
Groups organised themselves in different ways and chose different types of methods and software to use. Pupils taught each other different techniques such as stop animation, Zu3D, how to find copyright free music etc., whilst the teachers just stepped back and facilitated learning.
We had to capitalise on a lot of different resources to make props, construct a set, learn to use ipods, Zu3D, moviemaker and audacity to create and edit our work. Finally we capitalised on the talk rules in order to give our oral presentations.
earth sun moon from Julie Conway on Vimeo.
Earth and Beyond by Muskaan’s group from Ian Hayslop on Vimeo.
Sun and Earth group 2 from Ian Hayslop on Vimeo.
day and night malaikah haider final from Ian Hayslop on Vimeo.
What we have learned is that revising is the most important learning capacity. Every time we reflected on our progress we noticed details that could be revised and improved in order to produce even better quality presentations. We shall remember to learn from this experience next time.
Revising must be done constantly, not just at the end of a project.