Many #rvsed learning communities were disappointed by the cancellation of commencement events this spring, but there are still ways for us to connect with our parents, students and teachers by creating and sharing our celebrations virtually! In order for us to design engaging programmes for our communities in #rvsed, we are forming a Community of Practice to share ideas and workflows to crowd-source videos from the community, such as valedictory addresses, testimonials & performances, to assemble the content into a video programme, and to share the virtual ceremony on school YouTube Channels and social media. Scroll down to review the Virtual Grad Practice Guide.
Create Your Channel!
You've got everything you need to create engaging visual stories for your audience, including messages, lessons, presentations and documentaries. Record yourself with iMovie and add stills, clips, narration, music and titles to assemble a visual story. Share your videos on your own Youtube Channel when you login to your RVSchools Google account. Organize stories into playlists and embed into your Google Classroom, Google Sites, Schoolblogs and social media. This tutorial will get you started with setting up and curating your RVSchools YouTube Channel for your students!
Produce Your RockyTalks!
- Draft, Critique & Revise
Design cycles of feedback, critique and formative assessment to accompany your students’ inquiry & study in any subject or grade level. The straightforward method to create a presentation script is to submit a Google Doc to a Google Classroom assignment for review. It’s always helpful to share with your students one or more teacher and student exemplars of the project in which they are engaged.
- Rehearse & Record
When the script is finalized through the writing process, ensure that the AF144-A Consent Form is on file to begin the presentation phase. Student presenters will benefit from rehearsal with their teacher that includes feedback and an opportunity to revise and improve. The easiest way to listen and respond to a student rehearsal is in a video conferencing environment like Google Meet. Of course, students can record their presentations and submit a Google Drive video link directly into your Google Classroom Assignment for feedback, but you can also do the recordings yourself on your laptop, if you have the permissions complete.
- Upload, Organize & Share
When you have all the videos, upload them to your teacher RVSchools YouTube Channel and organize them into a playlist with a title and description. The link to your playlist can be embedded into your Google Site or Schoolblog as well as shared on your #rvsed social media. Please share the playlist link with Rocky View Studio with the form below, for inclusion in the RockyTalks online exhibition.
- The RockyTalks annual online Exhibition is open to all Rocky View Schools staff & students, in all schools, divisions & subjects.
- This exhibition is intended to showcase original student and teacher created content, which may include Essays, Position Papers, PSA, Poetry & Spoken Word, Lessons & Lectures, Learning, Inquiries, Projects, Numeracy, Literacy, Design, Arts, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Reflections, etc. - in essence, all styles, subjects and themes are welcome!
- The RockyTalks must be original content that is written, spoken and performed by the student or teacher presenter; however, videos may contain slides, royalty free music or creative commons images/video with acknowledgement in the video description or onscreen. Please note that videos containing copyrighted music/images/video and/or inappropriate content may be ineligible for this exhibition.
- RVS Teachers exhibiting student work on their RVSchools YouTube Channel must confirm that an AF144-A Consent Form has been obtained for every presenter prior to public exhibition.
- An RVS Teacher may submit the link to a single playlist from their RVSchools YouTube Channel that may include RockyTalks from any students in their class along with a RockyTalk of their own (optional).
- Submit the LINK to the RockyTalks Playlist from your Teacher's RVSchools YouTube Channel only, with the video privacy set to PUBLIC. Any links to student channels or private videos may be ineligible for this exhibition.
- The RockyTalks 2020 Online Exhibition is shared PUBLICLY on the Rocky View Schools YouTube Channel where you can find examples of Presentations by RVS Students, Teachers & Leaders.
- Please direct questions about the RockyTalks Online Exhibition to RVS Program Specialist, Rick Gaudio.