Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Using StopMotion Video to Explore Protein Synthesis (Day 1 of 3) - Section 4: The Classroom Flow: Prepping for Tomorrow's Work


This first day lesson plan for the technology based project came about after a pretty big disaster last year where students spent many days working on their movies only to turn in work that was difficult to follow, distracting in its choices of materials and generally disorganized.  I shook my head at my self and reminded myself that although our students have very high verbal skills and are intutitive with technology in ways my generation is not, that they are still kids and do not necessarily have the project management skills this type of work requires in order to produce high level work within a reasonable time frame.  By adding this additional day before getting out the iPads and having students work independently, students were able to think, discuss, and brainstorm their vision for their project and to make intentional choices about what materials they wanted to use, the sequence and priority of specific ideas within their project, and which team member would be responsible for specific tasks throughout the project.  The work this year took on a very different quality level. How do you support your students as they plan projects and negotiate timelines, differing visions and skill levels, and make choices about content and materials?  I can't wait to hear your ideas. 

  The Importance of Providing Structure to Students for Technology Driven Projects
  Adjustments to Practice: The Importance of Providing Structure to Students for Technology Driven Projects
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Using StopMotion Video to Explore Protein Synthesis (Day 1 of 3)

Unit 7: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
Lesson 20 of 22

Objective: SWBAT explain the three phases of protein synthesis (transcription, RNA processing, and translation) and protein processing by creating videos to describe the process.

Big Idea: Keep your kids engaged in learning the complex process of protein synthesis using this StopMotion video creation activity!

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