CODE/MOE/UOIT Makerspaces Project
Lesson Plan: Grade 3 Social Studies & Language Arts:
Living and Working in Ontario: Green Screen Presentation
The natural features of the environment influence land use and the type of employment that is available in a region.
Human activities and decisions about land use may alter the environment.
Human activities affect the environment, but the environment also affects human activities.
Lesson Objectives: Students will work collaboratively to make a Green Screen oral presentation that shows learning of variety of concepts about the major landform regions of Ontario.
2. Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
“We are learning to take our information that we learned about Ontario’s Landform Regions and present it orally using green screen technology.”
“We will be successful when we present our learning in video format with appropriate Green Screen backgrounds of topics they are speaking about.”
Co construct together
- the agreed upon topics that will presented (e.g., all 3 regions-Canadian Shield, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Lowlands, or just 1 region)
- criteria for good oral presentations (e.g., volume pace, eye contact)
- appropriate backgrounds
This lesson is more of a process whereby students will learn how to use green screen technology to present previously gathered research information on their social studies topic on Living and Working in Ontario.
Materials and Technology:
Lesson will be differentiated by:
MINDS ON: Getting Started (40 minutes)
Teacher asks a volunteer student: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (Generate an example of a setting- e.g., Disney World. Teacher finds a background photo on an iPad with DoInk Green Screen and inserts it into the app followed by taking a picture of the volunteer student in front of the green screen to explicitly show the effect of Green Screen Technology.
Students partner up, view the tutorial on how to use Green Screen and explore using their own ideas for backgrounds and practise informal presentations.
Airplay share some examples of students’ warm up projects on the smartboard.
Discussion can take place about appropriate background photos and where students should stand in front of the green screen for maximum exposure.
(Students can be encouraged to try photographs and videos).
ACTION: Working on it (2-3 40 minute periods)
Tell students that they will be organizing their research on their Ontario regions into an oral presentation that they will present using the Green Screen technology.
Co construct success criteria/ rubric that will be used to assess the project.
While students will be creating their own videos based on their own research, they will be working in partners to video each other.
As students are working, circulate to ensure that students are focusing on including quality content based on the criteria and not just fun technology.
Ask them why they chose certain backgrounds to help guide them to matching their oral content with their backgrounds.
Extension: Multiple videos can be made using different background and connected together using iMovie app.
CONSOLIDATION: Reflecting and Connecting 2 40 minute periods
Once students are finished video recording their presentations, have them work together with the criteria to peer assess each other’s work.
Students share their videos with the class by airplaying to the smartboard.
Rockwood Public School—Renfrew County District School Board Adapted from eworkshop.on.ca