YOU ARE EXPECTED TO DO A PROCESS JOURNAL ENTRY EVERY WEEK.
It is MANDATORY that you work on your assignment OUTSIDE of class. You will not be able to complete this assignment by only working in class.
HERE is a link showing an example of a student news story.
HERE is a link to the Fox News Guide.
This project is your MYP 8th grade personal project. This is intended to be the culmination of your middle years program experience. You are being asked to create a team of students and produce and execute a news story. Each of you are expected to upload a weekly Process Journal update. Soon I will update this page with rubrics and timelines.
You are expected to have read the guide by Feb 14, 2017 and have created a blog post update by Feb 16. The Feb 16 blog post should:
- Identify the members of your group
- Loosely assign tasks to each group member
- Identify your idea for your story
- Answer The main questions. Who, What, Where, When Why and How. The answers at this time can be brief.
General Timeline. Check this frequently for updates.
Final due date is tentatively April 28. You are responsible for scheduling your own time. You must obtain access to computers, ask for help scheduling interviews etc. We have one good camera. BUDGET YOUR TIME. If you all wait until the end the camera will not be available.
Feb 8: Assignment given
Feb 16: First update blogpost due. See above.
Feb 23: Second update due. At this point your story needs to have been approved by Mr. Dubuque. People should know what they are doing. Every one does an equal share.
March 2: Third update due. Research should have been completed, interview questions written, contacts with interviewees made. Now is the time to notify Mr. Dubuque if any one is not doing their share.
March 9: Fourth update due. You are one month in. At this point if you are having problems completing this assignment you should have spoken to Mr. Dubuque.
March 16: Update should discuss the designing of your questions and your efforts to schedule and conduct interviews. This was a snow shortened week so this can be a simple update.
March 23: On March 20 you were assigned a pre-instruction self portrait to make better use of your in class time. This is the first part of your drawing unit and this is graded. It is expected that this week’s blog post not only discuss your progress with your Personal Project, but should also have an image of your pre-instruction drawing and discuss what you did. Discuss what was difficult or easy and your personal feelings about your own work. The pre-instruction drawing should only take about 30 minutes. You are expected to post a picture of your assignment.
Even if you were unable to get interviews, there is plenty of work you could have done with the camera. You should be working on the extra content such as an intro video and outro video as well as filler video, background and pictures. You could have recorded the reporter talking to the camera wrapping up the story or introducing the story for example. None of you should have been playing games or on your phones. If you have not shot the extra footage, but you were not working on your assignment on March 20, you are in danger of receiving a poor grade. This means almost all of you are in danger of receiving a poor grade.
Progress to the best of my knowledge:
Karina/Abi: Completed interviews, intro and outro. Data saved to computer, ready to process.
Monika/ema: Trying to interview Admin… no intro/outro
Apples: Attempting to schedule. No intro/outro.
Drought: Rejected by FD. No intro/outro.
Cafeteria: Conducted question interview. No intro/outro
Art: Scheduling interview. No intro/outro.
Raptor Dash: No interviews yet. No intro/outro
Jesenia/Sara: ??? Did shoot some background footage and conducted an interview?
You all should be updating me on your progress immediately.
I am inputting a PJ grade this week.
March 30: Discuss the drawing unit and post pictures of your work. You should have started the second drawing in the unit. For your personal project if you have not yet scheduled an interview, or actually interviewed some one, you are very far behind and at risk of not completing the assignment. Due to the nature of trying to set up interviews some of you have exceptions and I have been working with you to get your interviews. The rest of you should be done since I have not heard from you. You should be writing about the interviewing process and should have started editing your assignment on Sony Vegas. The interviews should be complete and all of your data saved on Raptor One in your own folder.
I expect a major update this week and all of you should be working on Sony Vegas. I will be grading your process journal this week as it’s own grade.