Our Barrow 2nd graders have been hard at work creating this year’s Black History research project. We built upon our momentum from last year, but added many new layers.
During the project students
- Researched one of 6 people from Black History using Pebble Go, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Google Research tool
- Explored Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Peace Prize in a Google Hangout and crafted a list of criteria for our own Barrow Peace Prize
- Crafted a persuasive informational piece of writing which could be read in less than 90 seconds
Over the past 2 weeks, students have been coming to the library in groups of 4 during blocks of 10-minute segments. During each session, I put a sign on the library door to encourage people to enter quietly.
The sign is up as students prepare to do more black history @flipgrid recording. #tlchat http://t.co/SaAvvv84gA—
Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) February 02, 2015
The teachers scheduled their students on a shared Google doc, so I knew who was coming at each 10-minute interval. This was really helpful for me to know if students really had some extra time or if they needed to finish and hurry back to class.
Our black history @flipgrid project recording is underway. #tlchat http://t.co/xslKwqoBDM—
Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) January 30, 2015
I put out a helpful list of instructions by 4 iPad stations in the library with all of the codes that students would need to get to their questions.
Students were focused and productive as they got their work ready for the world.
Now, the students are finished with their recording and they need your help.
They would like for you to visit their Google site and view videos about each of the 6 people. Then, help us decide who should win the first Barrow Peace Prize. Students decided that the person who wins should be someone who represents the following character traits:
In a couple of weeks, voting will close and we will announce the winner of this year’s Barrow Peace Prize. Thank you for taking time to view the students’ work. If you have any comments about specific videos feel free to leave a comment or a Tweet for me to share with the students. Also, you are welcome to share this project with other educators you know and encourage them to view and vote, too!
Andy, Thanks for the very detailed writeup concerning the nuts and bolts of this operation! Very generous of you to take the time to share this level of detail which answers lots of questions I would have had! Thanks again!
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