One of the events our elementary students look forward to at the end of 5th grade is their graduation from elementary. This is a very special event that the teachers put on for our students and their families each year.
In the past, I have helped with all kinds of graduation projects including iMovies, slideshows, stop motion animations and more.
This year, we thought it would be really neat for our 5th graders to use Animoto to create videos of their life as an elementary student and what that time meant to them. They did an amazing and we can't wait for them to share their Animoto's on graduation day with family and friends.
Here are the directions and resources for this project....
The first thing we did was explain the project to our 5th graders. We did a little brainstorming and talked about different themes such as, What I Learned In Elementary School, My Life At Van Meter Elementary, My Year As A 5th Grader and more.
We included the 5th Grade Graduation Animoto Project Directions from this Google Doc on the 5th Grade Symbaloo so they could see the directions at any time. You will find it here.You will find it here. Please feel free to use or change these for your use.
When the pictures were all taken, I uploaded them into iPhoto and turned them into black and white photos.
We will share their Animoto's as soon as they share them with their parents.
Earlier this week, Megan, one of our 5th grade teachers, and I helped the students create a QR code of their Animoto and place it over the top, in the corner of their photograph. These will become part of the day by hanging up in our East Dining Hall for families and friends to see and scan.
They will also take their photographs home as a memory of graduation and 5th grade too.
We are also taking the photos and turning into a slide show in iPhoto that can be shown as they have their refreshments after the graduation ceremony. We will share the link to this for them to keep.
This project has been very special to our 5th graders and we know they are really looking forward to sharing them on their big day.