Family Holiday Traditions Maker Day at Fox Hill

Mr. Murphy and I were thrilled to see the entire Fox Hill community come together the week before our winter vacation to participate in our first Family Holiday Traditions Maker Day. The video below captures some of the creation and learning which took place throughout the week. This school-wide event not only integrated technology, art, and computer science in a meaningful way, it also aligned with ELA writing standards. To prepare for their time in the Learning Commons, many students completed Book Creator and iMovie templates. These templates helped students organize and structure their thoughts and develop their main ideas and supporting details to draft a detailed story about their holiday traditions. Although were a fair number of students who chose to create a Book Creator, there were a large number of students who chose to produce an iMovie. These students wrote scripts ahead of time on their iMovie templates and once in front of the green screen, they were able to share the specifics of how their family recognizes the holidays. These live performances gave students the opportunity to learn first hand about the various holidays that are celebrated in December. This peer-to-peer, engaging, and creative learning experience was the perfect way to end 2017 and gave students a fresh perspective on the traditions of their peers. We hope you will take a few moments to show the video below to your students and we look forward to our next Maker Day in the Fox Hill Learning Commons!

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