In order to give all groups ample time to complete their video with the highest quality possible, I had to push back the due date almost a week over what I had originally intended. I know this isn't ideal (students won't know their final grade until mid-way through winter break), but it was the best way for students to complete their final project up to the standards that I had laid out and expected from my classes.
The following assignment is a make up assignment that can boost your PROJECT grade by up to 10% (depending on the quality of your answers and the ability to follow instructions). The make up assignment is due by December 23, 2015.
Final Project Make Up Assignment - Shared Google Doc
For this make up assignment you will be critiquing other group videos to show me what you've learned about video production techniques and determining what "works" and what needs improvement in other group produced videos. Please complete the assignment on a shared google doc and include me with COMMENTING privileges at the following e-mail: email@example.com
Final Project Make Up Assignment Instructions:
When critiquing, try to think about the M.A.P.S and other video production techniques we've covered in this class, rather than just commenting on "it was funny," or "it was too soft." Please explain your answers, the minimum word count PER video critique is 40 words (400 word total minimum). You can find the period video's here:
MAKE UP ASSIGNMENT IS DUE DECEMBER 23, 2015.
Media @ EMMS
Tiger Media is the video production team of Ewa Makai Middle School. Our programs include an Exploratory program for students interested in learning more about video production and an Advanced program for students who would like to extend their learning into professional and real-world video production.
About Mr. Toyota
When they say "professions run in the family," the saying holds true for my family and I. My mother, my aunty, and my grandmother were all teachers before me and I didn't ever think I'd be the one to take up the mantle. I've been teaching since 2008 and started at the age of 23 years old.
I'm a National Board Certified teacher with a Bachelor's in Secondary Education: Social Studies. Additionally, I have served in various roles ranging from an HSTA PD Trainer and Consultant, AVID Site Team Member, Club Advisory, Volleyball Coach, Event Organizer, and Chair for the CxK Media Cohort.
Basic Teaching Philosophy
There are constantly occurring learning opportunities. As a teacher, it is my duty to not only help students see these opportunities at face value, but to help them profit from these experiences.
I believe that learning is growing and that growing in the right direction is an important aspect of being successful. I can help the imperfect, I can hardly help those who are perfect. Although academics is an important part of a child's life, I understand that a child's life is even more important than school as an institution. Homework, tests, grades, and due dates pale in comparison to preparing a child for their future. I am but one person amongst a community of people that will come into a child's life, whether my role is small or large, my actions have lasting implications.
I will always strive to make a difference, to help student's grow in the right direction, to develop their passions, and to prepare them for the struggles ahead. It is my duty, my honor, and my will as their teacher.
- Ethan Toyota