The above project has been created as a sample to use with my students next year for an All About Me project. Students are coming into a charter school as 6th graders from several other different schools. This assignment will introduce students to using Movie Maker to create a video about themselves. Students will discuss where they have gone to school during prior academic years, their interests and extracurricular activities, their families, and their favorite things. This will create a digital story about each student that will later be used as an artifact for their digital portfolio.
This assignment demonstrates the personalization principal because it is created with more of a conversation style of writing in order to inform an audience. It will be used as a kick off for students to learn a little bit more about their teacher in order to build a sense of community and sharing within the class. In addition, given the personal story I believe that students will be able to better identify with the story as it is presented in a first person account. I specifically referenced my own experiences as a middle school educator over my teaching career and how each of my choices impacted the next creating a linear story line.