This is the third in a series of posts about the Passion Project that 3rd graders, and now 5th graders, are participating in.
Clike here for the first post, and here for the second post.
Many students are in the presentation stage of their Passion Projects, and many have started a second one.
The students in the first column of today's Trello board have done their presentations and are starting a second project. Those in the last column will be presenting next week. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Today, as every time I am able to be in a Passion Project work and presentation session, I got goosebumps as I watched the students work, create, collaborate, communicate, present, and problem solve.
This student worked on his extension of his first presentation about Minecraft. He is taking videos of classmates giving tips and tricks about Minecraft. He decided to do this on his own, figured out how to place live video in his Keynote, and presented to the class with quite an entertaining style.
Here is a little bit different point of view about Minecraft. She was interested in the creator of the game. During her presentation we learned about the creator of Minecraft and other games he created.
We learned about basketball from someone who loves to play the game.
Not only did he create a website about it, he created a video and embedded it into his website, and a Keynote which he also put in his website.
I recently heard some state lawmakers discussing education and there was a reference to productive noise.
I think the video below is a great example of productive noise. It also captures the focus and busyness of students engaged in learning and creating from passion.
The girl walking in front of the group of girls looking at a poster board is practicing her presentation.
The slideshow below captures some of the activity and Driving Questions from our 5th Grade Passion Projects
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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