Friday, January 16, 2015

Thank You, Martin Luther King Jr.!

With the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to research his life and his contributions.  I am always looking for ways for students to share their voice using the many tech tools that we have access to!  This seemed like a great opportunity to let their voices be heard, to show appreciation, and talk about what they learned from Martin Luther King's life. 

We had many great resources, both digital and print, for our research!

We brainstormed our script, and gave everyone a line.

I was amazed by our 5th graders! They were really dedicated to sharing this tribute. They made connections to other great leaders and they found perceptive life lessons for themselves.  To create our video, we used the Waterlogue App for a watercolor effect of the picture of Martin Luther King, Pixlr Express App to add text to the opening and closing pictures and iMovie to stitch the clips together.