Friday June 5: •Make a minimum of 3 positive comments on classmates' monologues in Flipgrid. •Summative grades will be in Alma by the end of the weekend.
Monday June 1-Friday June 5: •Check Alma for 3-line monologue grade. •All directions for your summative monologue are in Google Classroom. •Watch last week's 3 video instructions (listed on Tues, Wed. & Thurs. below) if you haven't seen them. •Class meeting on Thursday at 9:00. https://meet.google.com/lookup/gr7f37dmir
Friday May 29: •Class meeting at 9:00. https://meet.google.com/rvs-vabg-xcz •Post your 3-line monologue on Flipgrid by the end of the day. •Turn in your 3-line monologue questions on Google Classroom.
Thursday May 28: •Here's a video to help you think about pacing your monologue. •Finish the question sheet in Google Classroom. •Rehearse your monologue.
Wednesday May 27: •Watch this new video about the location and emotion of your 3-line monologue. •Work on answering the question sheet in Google Classroom. •Rehearse your monologue.
Tuesday May 26: •Watch this video to help understand what the 3-line monologue is about. •Check Google Classroom for the next steps in the 3-line monologue. Friday May 22: •Check your grade for the one-line monologue in Alma. •Check Google Classroom for the 3-line monologue directions
Wednesday May 20: •Watch this video to learn how to add emotion to your monologue. •Rehearse your one-line monologue and be prepared to perform in our class meeting tomorrow.
Tuesday May 19: •Watch this video to see how to create a setting for your monologue. •Rehearse your one-line monologue.
Monday May 18: •Check your grade for the non-verbal monologue in Alma. •Check Google Classroom for the one-line monologue directions. •Be prepared to perform your one-line monologue live in our Thursday Meet.
Friday May 15: •Film your non-verbal monologue and post it on Flipgrid. Thursday May 14: •Class meeting at 9:00. https://meet.google.com/lookup/gr7f37dmir . Wednesday May 13: •Check your Lip Sync score in Alma. •Watch this video lesson about non-verbal acting. •Create a non-verbal monologue. This is due by the end of the day on Friday. It must include: 1. An entrance from one location into another location. (Ex: from hot summer outside to cool indoors; from a loud protest outside to a quiet library inside; outside where it is raining to inside a restaurant.) 2. An emotional action. You will read a letter/receive a text/get a phone call and react accordingly. (Ex: excited because you read a letter of acceptance into an amazing program; sad because you received a breakup text; happy because you got a call offering you a part in a show) 3. An exit from one location to another. (Ex: you can go back to where you started or go to another location.)
Tuesday May 12: •Today is the last day to leave comments for your classmates' Lip Sync videos. Watch the video posted in Monday's assignment if you haven't watched it yet to learn how to leave proper comments.
Monday May 11: •Your lip sync videos are amazing! Some of you really went for it. •Now it's time to work on the "responding to theatrical experiences" part of the assignment. •Watch this video to learn about your assignment for today.
Friday May 8: •Post your lip sync on Flipgrid by the end of the day. •Check the directions on Flipgrid to make sure you are meeting all requirements of the assignment. Thursday May 7: •Class meeting at 9:00. Copy and paste this link into Safari. You must also have an updated iPad in order to get Gallery view in our meeting. https://meet.google.com/lookup/gr7f37dmir
Wednesday May 6: •Here is your daily lip sync inspiration video. -This video is a great example of being BIG & BOLD! •Your video should be from 1-3 minutes long. You may use all of a song or a portion, as long as it is at least 1 minute long. •Play the music loud so we can hear it as we watch your moves. Tuesday May 5: •Here is your daily lip sync inspiration video. Notice how the performers in this video do the following: - Make eye contact - Dance & move - Repurpose an older song with a new message for our COVID times •Choose your song and begin memorizing the lyrics today.
Monday May 4: •Check Alma for your score on Narrate a Simple Story. If you did not submit a video, you must make up that assignment this week. •Check Google Classroom for this week's Lip Sync Challenge assignment.
Friday May 1: •Check Alma for your April Habits of Learning grade •Turn in your miniature scenes on Google Classroom.
Wednesday April 22: •Continue working on your Family Fairy Tales. See Monday for directions. •6 people still need to accept the class Meet invitation that was sent to your email. See you tomorrow at 9:00!
Tuesday April 21: •Check Alma for your Sportscasting grades. •Continue working on your Family Fairy Tales. See directions below.
Monday April 20: •I sent you an email invitation for our class Meet this coming Thursday at 9:00. Please accept the invitation by clicking "Yes." •Family Fairy Tales: You all retold a fairy tale for English class in the fall. Now it's time to re-enact a famous fairy tale with your family members. This assignment and the needed materials can be found in Google Classroom. Class code: ok67zyy
Friday April 17: •Your sportscasting videos are so fun to watch! •Now it is time to comment on others' videos. This will be half of your grade on the assignment. -Leave at least 3 video feedback comments for your classmates. -Leave positive & specific feedback. -If a video already has 3 comments, choose another video to respond to. -Do not obscure the picture of you face with an emoji or other picture.
Thursday April 16: •Today is the last day to work on your sportscasting video. •Post it to FlipGrid by 3pm. •Do not cover your face with an emoji in FlipGrid
Wednesday April 15: •See Monday directions for sportscasting videos. •Here is another fun example. •Assignment is posted on Flipgrid if you are ready to post your video early. It is not due until tomorrow at 3pm.
Tuesday April 14: •Continue working on your sportscasting video (see Monday plans below) •If you were unable to watch the inspiration video yesterday, try the link again today. •Monday April 13: •Check your Flip the Switch grade in Alma •Stay-at-Home Sportscasting! (due Thursday) Sadly, all sports have been cancelled during out current quarantine, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun doing dramatic sportscasting. Watch this video for inspiration and then do the following: 1. Film an ordinary event or chore in or near your home. It should NOT be a sporting event. It will be better if it's just regular life that you film. Film for 1-2 minutes. 2. Edit your movie in iMovie. 3. Turn the sound down on whatever you filmed. Then record yourself explaining what is going on in the video as if it were a sporting event. It might help you to write out a script. Make it exciting, interesting, funny! 3. Post your video on Flipgrid by 3pm on Thursday.
Friday April 3: Great job on the Flip the Switch videos! Grades will be in Alma by tomorrow. Now it is time to give thoughtful, positive feedback to your classmates. •You must leave feedback for a minimum of three other classmates. •This counts toward your grade for "Responding to, analyzing and critiquing theatrical experiences" in Alma. •If a video already has three comments, please find another video to respond to.
Thursday April 2: Film your Flip the Switch video and post on FlipGrid. See all of the suggestions listed on Monday's agenda below. Due by 6pm today.
Wednesday April 1: Continue working on Flip the Switch videos. Due by the end of the day tomorrow!
Tuesday March 31: Continue working on Flip the Switch videos.
Monday March 30: 1. Check Alma for two new grades in drama: Tongue Twister and March habits of learning. Both are formative grades. 2. Flip the Switch (due Thursday). You may have seen Flip the Switch videos on TikTok or YouTube like this one by Usher and his kids. Well, now it's your turn to make your own video! • Check the many examples on YouTube to help you get creative. • Make it entertaining by doing some or all of the following: -Switch outfits -Add crazy costumes -Do some fun dance moves -Include serious faces with wacky scenarios -Include family members or pets •Production: make sure you have light and then dark for the "switch." The "flip" should be smooth and seamless. •Film in a clean, organized room. That is your "set." •You can use TikTok if you have it or record on your phone or iPad while playing the song. •Use iMovie or Clips to edit the recording. •Post it on FlipGrid by the end of the day on Thursday. •This will be graded!
Friday March 27: Today you will record and post your tongue twister with movement on Flipgrid. Some things to keep in mind: • It must be one continuous recording to prove that you have memorized it. No editing pieces together. •Make sure to position yourself so that all movements can be seen. •This is a graded formative assessment. •See AJ's video in Flipgrid if you need an example.
Thursday March 26: 1. Now it is time to add movement to your memorized tongue twister. • Practice adding head movements and simple hand movements. • Since you will eventually be filming yourself, you need to make sure that your hand movements are visible. • You are not trying to act out the tongue twister but just trying to add interesting movements. • Practice in front of a mirror. Be prepared to film yourself tomorrow.
Wednesday March 25: 1. Continue practicing this tongue twister until you have memorized it. Your goal is to have it memorized by Friday. You will be making a video without using a script, but don't record it yet because you will get further directions tomorrow. Tuesday March 24: 1. Read this tongue twister and practice it several times until you begin to memorize it. Your goal is to have it memorized by Friday. Practice it at different times throughout the day. 2. Optional 10:00 meeting to play a drama game. I'll dial everyone on Google Hangouts. Only answer if you want to play the game. Learn how to play 5 Things by watching this video from 1:35-2:08.
Monday March 23: We will no longer be meeting for live classes together. Sad! (This was not my choice.) However, I will be posting optional meeting times for those who would like to gather to play a drama game or two together. Stay tuned tomorrow for that. In the meantime do the following: 1. Watch this Warmups video and follow along. 2. Use Flipgrid to record yourself doing your favorite tongue twister. If you don't have Flipgrid, you can download it from Self Service. The tongue twister can be one that we have done in class or one that you already knew. Remember to articulate and look at the camera. Post your video by 8am tomorrow. Flipgrid class code: oleary4004
Friday March 20: See you in Google Hangouts at 10:00. Thursday March 19: We will meet again at 10 am. All you need to do is download Google Hangouts and have it open at 10:00. See you then!
Wednesday March 18: We will hold a Google Hangout class at 10am. Be ready for a call at 10am. Please do not use our class Hangout as a place to text each other. That is not its purpose. Remember, your teachers are expecting you to be working between 9-1.
Tuesday March 17: Some of us met on Google Hangouts yesterday. We will meet again today at 10am. Follow the directions from yesterday below. When in Hangouts, remember not to talk unless I call on you or directly address you. That way we can avoid too much confusing noise on our Hangout. Here is a group story we built yesterday: Cousins are okay. Then they are annoying and have so many bananas. Sometimes they are very fun and loud. Also, sometimes they eat slugs and worms. I don't like them very much.
Monday March 16: We will try to hold a Google Hangout call at 10 am today. Before 10 am do the following: •Install the Google Hangouts app •Get the link to join the call in your email •Make sure you enable your microphone and your camera