Language Objective: I will identify and apply the principles of informational video blogging and discuss their effectiveness both verbally and in writing.
1.) Bell Work: Introduction to video blogs (vlogs): Watch John Green's Racism in the United States: By the Numbers
- For 5 minutes, write a response to this vlog, include your opinion on this issue.
Share-out: Have one representative of your group summarize what your group discussed and share it with the class.
2.) John Green talks about how "data is cold". Do you agree with this perspective? What are the advantages and disadvantages of basing an informational text solely on data? What would make data more interesting to an audience?
Discuss this with a partner and write down your findings in your GoogleDoc for today.
3.) Click on the following TedEd Lesson to learn more about vlogging and copyright: The Bizarre State of Copyright. Please answer all questions in your GoogleDoc instead of on TedEd. Make sure to get through all of the following sections:
- DIG DEEPER
4. For the Discussion Section, click on and respond to your class' Padlet:
Effective Vlogging 4A
Effective Vlogging 1B
Effective Vlogging 3B
Effective Vlogging 4B
With your group, discuss and make a list of any copyright issues you may encounter when making your own videos for class? How are you going to ensure you are not going to violate copyright laws in the videos you are producing?
5. Informational Vlog Assignment
With a partner, decide on an informational video blog topic (you may use any of the topics you covered in your news articles or come up with a new topic). Your schedule for this assignment is as followed:
Thursday, March 5/Friday, March 6: Research (information, data, pictures)
Monday, March 9/Tuesday, March 10: WeVideo Tutorial, begin producing vlog script
Wednesday, March 11/Thursday, March 11: Continue producing vlog
Friday, March 12/Monday, March 15: Finish and upload vlog
Tuesday, March 16/Wednesday, March 17: View and evaluate vlog
6. Exit Ticket: What topic have you and your partner chosen for your vlog? What are three main points you are planning to cover in your vlog?
- Bell Work Response
- TedEd Responses
- Exit Ticket