Information on the 2017 Global Invent-It Challenge: http://challenges.epals.com/inventit2017/
Due March 17, 2017 (tentatively).
Click on the image above to teach yourself about each step in the Invention Process.
Visit the website here: https://www.youngscientistlab.com/challenge
Ideas that might get your creative juices flowing:
We are going to partner each of you up with a student from another country somewhere in the world! You will take turns writing back and forth with each other and I will give you both things to talk about (but you can always talk about things that you choose as well).
Go to penpalschools.com and type in the following Join Code:
The philosophy of Pay It Forward is that through acts of kindness among strangers, we all foster a more caring society. Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever.
Let's make our own Kindness Boomerang video. We can use the same song or something different. Ours should all be examples of kindness around school. We need to brainstorm dozens of ways people can show kindness around school and then choose enough for all of us to have parts in the video. Then, we will need to map it all out before practicing and filming it. The small details will be important - like how the girls were frustrated when their friend walked the lady across the street. I'm happy to be the cameraman for this one! :)
If we want to do this, I may need to register us here: http://www.lifevestinside.com/dfk/register-to-lead/
- Find each location online and put a pin in it on our classroom World Map.
Create our own version:
- Take a photo of a location in Arlington Heights that you would like to highlight for the world to see (for the background).
- Create a short series of dance moves and teach those moves to 1-4 others.
- Perform it in front of the green screen in the LMC and record it. (Make sure you are all "in sync"!)
- Add it to the class iMovie video and type a subtitle that explains where "you are."
Link to the 2016 Global Folklorist Challenge: http://challenges.epals.com/folklife2016/the-challenge/
Due November 30, 2016.