Name
Nature Trip
Topic
Biology
Learning time
2 hours and 40 minutes
Designed learning time
2 hours and 40 minutes
Size of class
20
Description
To get the children to create a nature video to show the local life in their community and to then upload these videos and to see how each is seen and shared. Each video will have different levels of support and promotion to see how each can achieve different results.
Aims
To encourage the children to investigate and then record their findings and to
Outcomes
Application, Analysis, Affective learning outcomes
Editor
Nigel
Classroom Explanation
20 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    20
    20
    0
    The outline of the nature walk will be explained and planned with a break down of what the aims are and what the children jobs will be. There will be a break down of what possible animals/fauna that can be found in the local environment with some information digitally shared in a PDF format. The PDF will be part of their field guide which they can look up and reference from. A small discussion will be given about digital permissions and have to make sure that they do not include any people in the video presentation unless they have the permission of the individual.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0
Classroom discussion
20 minutes)
  • Discuss
    20
    4
    0
    In the classroom the children will be split into their groups and will discuss what they will expect to find and how they will locate the nature (plants and animals).The children will be given a list of items that they must try and locate and record and to also collect plant samples. The children will have a digital list that they will generate within the class and when out in the filed will thick off the Each group will be given a login for a Twitter account and one specific member will be responsible for recording the observing the #HASHTAG activity
Notes:
Children will be using iPad while out in the field to look up their list of items to find and research.
Resources linked: 0
Exploring and Recording
40 minutes)
  • Investigate
    40
    4
    0
    The children will be split into 5 groups of 4 and brought to the local wooded area. Once here they will be allowed to wander around while under supervision to see what animal life they can find and record. Once they find a specimen that is on the list they will mark it as found. Send out a #HASHTAG to the group by the designated on line digital navigator. The nature specimens will be videoed and recorded and a small narrative and dialogue will be read out as they take pictures and videos of the wildlife.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0
Video Production and 
50 minutes)
  • Produce
    50
    4
    0
    Each team will make a narrative outline of everything they have recorded and then create a video of their work highlighting their findings. While editing their work they will be asked to make sure that no students are present in the video images and photos produced unless they have the permission to do so. Each video uploaded will have different levels of embedded information and #HASHTAGS given to each to see how they perform while one video will have no embedded information or #HASHTAG promotions to use as a good base line.
Notes:
Using iMovies and edited on iPads in the class rooms.
Resources linked: 0
Creating an Audience
30 minutes)
  • Collaborate
    30
    4
    0
    Once the teams have created their movies they will all be uploaded to Youtube. They will all have specific tags and titles embedded information into the videos at different levels except one which will have none to use a a starting base. Once up on line the students will create #TWEETS to create some interests in their videos and they will also get to see the metrics on the videos to see how the videos did and see how much traction each video received compared to each other and compared to how each video had different support.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0

Learning Experience

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