PBMS Exploring Music and Cambridge Choir

 

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Welcome to the PBMS Cambridge Program.  Since being recognized as a Cambridge International magnet the students in the program have worked hard on a multitude of assignments that infuses ChessRobotics, Cultural and Global Studies, and the Cambridge Choir. Thanks to Dade Partner Forever Bloom Alliance, Inc. in donating this web space, students have powerful tool for helping them attain academic success throughout the program.

Exploring Music and Choir aims to serve as a wonderfully unique springboard for ambitious and talented middle school students who aspire to be successful performers once reaching high school.  This course is designed to not only give students ample opportunities to develop their existing talent, but to also expose them to the many wonderful aspects involved in the performing arts.  Students incorporate music theory, sight-reading, improvisation, traditional and electronic instrumentation, dance, drama, and music production.  At the heart of the course, however, is the Cambridge Choir–the group that embodies every student and is the driving force behind the musical and magical performances that will take place throughout the school year. 

After touring our website you will see that the Paul W. Bell Cambridge Program is a wonderful place that offers an exciting education under the guidance of experienced and talented teachers. To become a part of this exciting program, click on the tab “How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge” and enroll today.  

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Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people – to build something isn’t a one-man show. It’s more important to have smart people who really believe in what you’re doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream.

– Niklas Zennstrom

How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge

How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge

Students currently in the 5th or 6th grade must meet the following criteria:

1. Minimum of 2.0 averages in core Academics and Conduct (e.g. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).

2. All effort grades in core academics must be a “2” or higher.

3. No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year.

4. Parents must apply online by completing the magnet application before January 15 in order for the student to be considered for admission.

5. At the end of each school year, we review all currently accepted students. If the student’s academic or conduct record no longer meets the admission requirements, the student’s acceptance will be revoked.

Register Online Today!

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PBMS Cambridge Contacts:
Anthony Reid – Lead Teacheranthonyreid@dadeschools.net
Soraya Herran – School Counselor – sherran-flynn@dadeschools.net

Cambridge Resources and Downloads

Course Syllabus 2020-2021

Student Internet Release Form

How to Study Video 1 (Kids World)

How to Study Video 2

Cambridge Choir Share

Noteflight

BandLab

Chrome Music Lab

The Music Interactive

Practicing Musician

Sight Reading Factory

Virtual Piano

ECM Student Presentation Evaluation

Performances

Silent Night
Soloists: Melissa Paizprado & Adismely Lopez 
Featuring: Johana Aguirre, Sofia Alonso, Mariyah Arostegui, Sebastian Arrazola, Carlos Gonzalez, and Zamira Morejon 

Arrow and the Song
Cambridge Choir

Testimonials

“Cambridge gives an amazing experience”- Izayana.G. 2015

“Cambridge makes learning fun”- Emily.S. 2015

“Cambridge has been a very wonderful experience for me and I have only been in the program for two weeks”- Ketsia.L.  2015

“I love the Cambridge Program because I get to interact with students in Germany and all my friends are in it”- Rocio.L. 2015

“This is my first year in the Cambridge Program and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve met great friends that will stay with me for three special years, as well as creative and understanding teachers.”- Claudia.M. 2015 {Mr. Reid’s favorite student}

“The Cambridge Program is an amazing experience. The Cambridge Program prepares you to be independent. I’m very proud to be a part of it.” – Katherine.R. 2015

“Cambridge is a fun learning academy, where you learn to utilize all sorts of materials and technology” Frank.D. 2015

“Cambridge is fun and exciting. It is interesting and you will be very successful.  It also has many appealing features such as choir, technology and interacting with kids from Germany”- Nicholas.P.  2015

“Cambridge is exciting! Also we learn sufficient information from working with technological machines and software such as robots, computers, and Microsoft office.”- Lazaro.G.  2015

“This course is enjoyable.”- Adilio.M. 2015

“This year that I have been in the Cambridge program has been very successful. When I first heard about this program I knew that whichever teacher was directing the program was also very successful as well. It has been a wonderful experience. I have had the chance to meet intelligent kids who have become my friends. I hope to stay in Cambridge for the next three years.”- Valerie.A 2015

“Cambridge is an exciting program and has many engaging features as choir, show creating, and PowerPoint.”- Anthony.L. 2015 { J Average Student J }

“Cambridge is very exciting and entertaining. In Cambridge we perform tasks. We mainly sing as a choir, construct robots, and work on PowerPoint’s. – Alexander.R.  2015 {Mr. Reid’s’ favorite Student}

“In this program called Cambridge I have the oppurtunity to learn how to become a successful person and to be interactive. Many of my friends are in this program and we have a good time. We acquire information of technology by building robots; make PowerPoints, interacting with kids in Germany, and singing. It has only been 5 months and I feel proud of myself. Also I thank my teacher Mr. Reid”-Isabella.N.  

1st Quarter Classwork – Exploring Music and Choir

Day 1 – 9/01
Course Introduction
Teacher Introduction
Rules and Guidelines
What is the Cambridge Program?
Students will review activities and projects for the course based on the Paul Bell Cambridge program’s goals and objectives: Accelerated Learning, Arts and Culture, Global Education, and Technology Integration.
Ice Breaker
K12 Intro to Online Learning Activity

Day 2 – 9/03
Course Survey
What is the Cambridge Choir?
How will the course benefit students and the school? 
Scope and Sequence
Course Building Discussion
K12 Intro to Online Learning Activity

Day 3 – 9/08
Introduce Class Website and Online Resources
Introduce OneDrive
Introduce Class Officers
Gradebook and Grading Policy
Speech and Vocalization Exercises 1: Positioning (Do)

Day 4 – 9/10
Data Sharing Competency Test
Introduction to Music Theory
Speech and Vocalization 2: Breathing & Posture (Re)
Introduce Flipgrid
Breakout Rooms: Range Tests

Day 5 – 9/14
Music Theory 2: Staff and Keyboard Notes (Treble Clef)
Sofrege Practice for Flipgrid Quiz
Breakout Rooms: Range Tests

Day 6 – 9/16
OCS Election
Music Theory 3: Staff and Keyboard Notes (Bass Clef)

Sofrege Practice for Flipgrid Quiz
Breakout Rooms: Range Tests

Day 7 – 9/18
Sofrege Practice for Flipgrid Quiz
Introduce Staff Wars
Breakout Rooms: Range Tests

Day 8 – 9/22
Daily Singing Drill: The Sound of Music???
Music Theory 2: Staff and Keyboard Notes (Treble Clef)
Complete Worksheets

Exercise 1.1: Note Identification – Treble Clef 1-(Easy)

Exercise 2.1: Note Construction – Treble Clef 2-(Easy)

(Complete 25 items in under 5 minutes)

Treble Clef Kahoot Challenge

Day 9 – 9/24
Daily Singing Drill: Scales
Music Theory 3: Staff and Keyboard Notes (Bass Clef)
Complete Worksheets

Exercise 3.1: Note Identification – Bass Clef 1-(Easy)

Exercise 4.1: Note Construction – Bass Clef 2-(Easy)

(Complete 25 items in under 5 minutes)

Bass Clef Kahoot Challenge

Day 10 – 9/29
Daily Singing Drill: Scales
Music Theory 4: Staff and Keyboard Notes (Sharps and Flats)
Complete Worksheets

Exercise 3.1: Note Identification – Grand Staff 1

Exercise 4.1: Note Construction – Grand Staff 2

(Complete 25 items in under 5 minutes)

Grand Staff Kahoot Challenge

Day 11 – 10/01

Getting to know about Music Note Duration 1

Introduce Chrome Music Lab

Day 12 – 10/06

Getting to know about Music Note Duration 2

Chrome Music Lab “Performances”

Introduce Noteflight – Create Accounts

Introduce Choral Piece Proposals Assignment

Day 13 – 10/08

Introduce “Arrow and the Song”

Create Noteflight Section Sheet Music 1

Noteflight Workshop Video 1

Noteflight Workshop Video 2

Day 14 – 10/12

Create Noteflight Section Sheet Music 2

Day 15 – 10/14

Create Noteflight Section Sheet Music 3

Day 14 – 10/16

Create Noteflight Section Sheet Music 4

Day 15 – 10/20

Sectionals Practice: “Arrow and the Song”

Day 16 – 10/22

Sectionals Practice: “Arrow and the Song”
with accompaniment. 

Day 17 – 10/28

Garageband Workshop 1

See 2nd Quarter Classwork

1st Quarter Homework – Exploring Music and Choir

9/03 – Read and Sign the Class Rules – [Download Here] [View Tutorial]

9/08 – Complete Opening Week Choir Survey

9/10 – Student Time Management Chart Due 

9/18 – Learn Solfege Signs and Scale for Flipgrid Quiz – View Solfege Video
Students will create a Flipgrid video of themselves signing and signing the Solfege scale from low C to high C and back down to low C. 
Click here to record you Flipgrid!
Join code: a312ec2e

9/24 – Complete MusicTheory.net Exercises – Treble Clef 1.1 & 2.1

Exercise 1.1: Note Identification – Treble Clef 1-(Easy)

Exercise 2.1: Note Construction – Treble Clef 2-(Easy)

Directions:
After clicking on the link above click on the settings icon and make sure the following settings are as follows:

Clefs: Treble Clef
Treble Range: Middle C to A5
Positions: Lines and Spaces
Key Signatures: None (1)
Note Names: Letters
Helpers: Off
Question Mode: Any Octave
Difficulty: Level 1
Leniency: Naturals Only
Accidentals: Off
Note Filter: On 
Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B (7)
Next Question: After Audio
Reset Answer: Off
Challenge Mode: Off

Once the settings are adjusted complete the exercise using the following criteria:
a. Must identify a total of 25 notes.
b. Exercise must be completed in under 5 minutes.
c. Must correctly answer 80% of the items.
d. Once the lesson is concluded print out or screenshot the Progress Report with your Last and First name, the verification code, and settings.
e. Upload the progress report to Teams on or before the due date. 

9/29 – Complete MusicTheory.net Exercises – Bass Clef 3.1 & 4.1

Exercise 3.1: Note Identification – Bass Clef 1-(Easy)

Exercise 4.1: Note Construction – Bass Clef 2-(Easy)

Directions:
After clicking on the link above click on the settings icon and make sure the following settings are as follows:

Clefs: Bass Clef
Treble Range: G2 to Middle C
Positions: Lines and Spaces
Key Signatures: None (1)
Note Names: Letters
Helpers: Off
Question Mode: Any Octave
Difficulty: Level 1
Leniency: Naturals Only
Accidentals: Off
Note Filter: On 
Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B (7)
Next Question: After Audio
Reset Answer: Off
Challenge Mode: Off

Once the settings are adjusted complete the exercise using the following criteria:
a. Must identify a total of 25 notes.
b. Exercise must be completed in under 5 minutes.
c. Must correctly answer 80% of the items.
d. Once the lesson is concluded print out or screenshot the Progress Report with your Last and First name, the verification code, and settings.
e. Upload the progress report to Teams on or before the due date. 

10/01 – Complete MusicTheory.net Exercises – Grand Staff 1 & 2

Exercise 1: Note Identification – Grand Staff 1

Exercise 2: Note Construction – Grand Staff 2

Directions:
After clicking on the link above click on the settings icon and make sure the following settings are as follows:

Clefs: Grand Staff
Treble Range: G2 to A5
Positions: Lines and Spaces
Key Signatures: None (1)
Note Names: Letters
Helpers: Off
Question Mode: Any Octave
Difficulty: Level 2
Leniency: Naturals Only
Accidentals: Off
Note Filter: On 
Notes: All notes except E#, B#, Cb, Fb,  (17)
Next Question: After Audio
Reset Answer: Off
Challenge Mode: Off

Once the settings are adjusted complete the exercise using the following criteria:
a. Must identify a total of 25 notes.
b. Exercise must be completed in under 5 minutes.
c. Must correctly answer 80% of the items.
d. Once the lesson is concluded print out or screenshot the Progress Report with your Last and First name, the verification code, and settings.
e. Upload the progress report to Teams on or before the due date. 

10/05 – Chrome Music Lab Rhythm Assignment

Directions:
1. Go to Chrome Music Lab Rhythm
2. Choose the 2nd rhythm maker (the teal horned creatures).
3. Create your own rhythm using the following criteria.  The rhythm must:
    a. have at least 8 beats in total.
    b. have at least 1 beat with 4 counts. (Whole notes)
    c. have at least 2 beats with 2 counts. (Half notes)
    d. have at least 2 beats with 1 count. (Quarter notes)
4. Once the rhythm is completed, translate it into whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes onto the blank music sheet provided here:
[Download blank music sheet]
5.  The music sheet should include a transposition of your rhythm with quarter notes and rests in section 1 and with whole, half, quarter notes and rests in section 2.  See sample provided here:
[Download sample completed music sheet]
[Download sample Music Lab Rhythm]
6. Upload your completed music sheet to Teams with a screenshot of your Chrome Music Lab Rhythm.  

10/12 – Contemporary and Classical Music Piece Proposal due in OneDrive 

10/20 – Noteflight Music for the “Arrow and the Song” upload to Teams

See Tutorial for Exporting your Noteflight as a PDF.

10/22 – Music Notes Quiz

11/06 – Garageband Recording for “Arrow and the Song”

See 2nd Quarter Homework

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Complete Noteflight part for Da Pacem Domine
(Choir 2 students only)

Exercise 1.2: Note Identification – Treble Clef 1 (Hard)

Exercise 2.2: Note Construction – Treble Clef 2 (Hard)

9/24 – Complete MusicTheory.net Exercise 3

Exercise 3.1: Note Identification – Grand Staff 1

(Complete 25 items in under 4 minutes)

Exercise 3.2: Note Construction – Grand Staff 2

(Complete 25 items in under 4 minutes)

9/26 – Identify the Notes Worksheet and Essay Corrected

10/01 – Learn vocal parts for Da Pacem Domine for open singing test
(Choir 2 students only)

10/03 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Noteflight Due

10/14 – Singing Tests: Come, Thou Fount, Ghost of John 

10/22 – Choral Piece Proposals Due

Proposals Criteria:

1.  Students must submit 1 classical and 1 contemporary piece.

2. Proposals must be age appropriate with no explicit text or subject matter.

3. Song selections must be suitable for a choir with multiple voices.

4. Students must provide a copy or link to a recording of the selection.

5. Students must provide a copy or link to the sheet music for the selection.

6. Proposals must be submitted via the OneDrive share folder. Access the folder via your student portal or click on the link. Type in your song information only.

10/22 – Singing Test: Surely He hath Borne Our Griefs

9/25 – Learn vocal parts for The Clouds (SATB Version).

9/27 – Complete 1st grader version of the Counting Rhythms and Rest Chart

10/01 – Learn vocal parts for Happy Birthday to You

10/01 – Submit completed Identify the Notes worksheet.

10/05 – ECM Topics Due – Chick here to view ECM Chart

10/09 – Learn vocal parts for Danza, Danza

10/11 – ECM Historical Era, name of Model Group, and Link to Audio or Video Due.

10/15 – Learn vocal parts for Noel, Noel

10/17 – ECM Rough Draft PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation with Link Due

10/23 – Learn vocal parts for Fruitcake

10/23 – Complete Noteflight Assignments: 1. Ego Sum Pauper, 2. Have you seen the Ghost of John, and 3. Name that Pop Tune (One grade each).

10/25 – ECM Final PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation with Link Due 

[Click here to view PowerPoint/Prezi Template]

10/30 – Learn vocal parts for Stomp

11/05 – Singing Test for All Songs (Wendeyao, Arrow, Clouds, Happy, Fruitcake, Noel & Stomp)

11/08 – Singing Test for All Songs (Continued)

Day 17 – 10/27

A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus

Garageband Workshop 1

Day 18 – 10/29

Garageband Workshop 2

Day 19 – 11/02

Garageband Workshop 3

Screenshot of Progress Upload

Day 20 – 11/05

Garageband Workshop 4

Day 21 – 11/09

School Closed due to Storm Eta

Day 22 – 11/12

Garageband Experimental Workshop 1

Day 23 – 11/16

Garageband Experimental Workshop 2

Day 24 – 11/18

Garageband Experimental Workshop 3

Day 25 – 11/20

Garageband Experimental Workshop 4

Day 26 – 11/24

Garageband Experimental Performances

Day 27 – 12/01

Introduce Fruitcake

Garageband Fruitcake Workshop

Day 28 – 12/03

Garageband Fruitcake Workshop

Day 29 – 12/07

Introduce Fruitcake – Part 2

Garageband Fruitcake Workshop

Day 30 – 12/09

Garageband Fruitcake Workshop

Day 31 – 12/11

Introduce Fruitcake

Garageband Fruitcake Workshop

Day 32 – 12/15

Garageband Silent Night Workshop

Day 33 – 12/17

Drive-by Honor Roll Ceremony

Day 34 – 1/04

Introduce Exploring Choral Music Project &
Peace in the Valley Pecha Kucha

Phase 1: Choose Topics and Partners for ECM Peace in the Valley project.

Day 35 – 1/06

Phase 2: View two Pecha Kucha videos and complete one online form.

Day 36 – 1/08

Phase 3: Begin collecting raw research for ECM project. 

Day 37 – 1/12

Phase 4: Begin collecting raw images for ECM project.

Day 38 – 1/14

Phase 5: Begin creating overview list for ECM project. 

Day 39 – 1/19

Phase 6: Begin PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline.

Day 40 – 1/21

Phase 6: Continue PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline.

Day 33 – 11/22

ECM Lesson Workshop

Rehearse – “Surely He hath Borne Our Griefs”

Day 34 – 11/26
Introduce Fruitcake

Day 35- 12/03

Review Practice Noel, Noel Stage Positions

Reintroduce “And He Shall Purify”

Identify Christmas Show Groups

Day 36 – 12/05

Cambridge Choir Practice: “Mi Burrito Sabanero & Fruitcake”

Christmas Show Groups Practice Performance

Day 37 – 12/09

Cambridge Choir Practice: “Mi Burrito Sabanero – Fruitcake – Surely Hath Borne Our Griefs”

Christmas Show Groups Practice Performance

Day 38 –  12/11

Cambridge Choir Practice: “Mi Burrito Sabanero – Fruitcake – Surely Hath Borne Our Griefs”

Christmas Show Groups Practice Performance

Day 39 – 12/13

Field Trip

Day 40 – 12/17

Cambridge Choir Practice: “Mi Burrito Sabanero – Fruitcake

Day 41 – 12/19
Cambridge Choir Practice: “Mi Burrito Sabanero – Fruitcake

12/20 – 22nd Annual Winter Concert

Day 42 – 1/06
Winter Concert Reflections Discussion

ECM Workshop

Day 43 – 1/08
ECM Workshop

ECM Lesson Presentations (1 – 5) [ECM Student Presentation Evaluation]

Day 44 – 1/10
ECM Lesson Presentations (6 – 10)

Day 45 – 1/14

ECM Lesson Presentations (11 – 15)

Day 44 – 1/17

ECM Lesson Presentations (11 – 15)

2nd Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Choir and Exploring Music

10/22 – Music Notes Quiz

11/02 – Garageband Screenshot of Progress Upload

11/05 – Garageband Recording for “Arrow and the Song”

11/16 – Garageband Sanjay Tutorial Variation

11/18 – Garageband Experimental Progress Summary

11/24 – Garageband Experimental Performance

12/07 – Garageband Fruitcake Recording 1

12/11 – Garageband Fruitcake Recording 2

12/11 – Signed Media Release Form Due

12/15 – Garageband Silent Night Recording

1/04 – Peace in the Valley Phase 1 | Topic Selection Chart

1/06 – Song Proposal Chart for Spring

1/08 – Peace in the Valley Phase 2 | PechaKucha Online Form

1/12 – Peace in the Valley Phase 3 | Raw Research

1/14 – Peace in the Valley Phase 4 | Raw images

1/19 – Peace in the Valley Phase 5 | PechaKucha Overview List

11/19 – Singing Tests  [Click to view Singing Rubric]

12/14 – Christmas Performance Test 1  [Click to view Singing Rubric]

Practice voice part until mastery: Fruitcake – Mi Burrito Sabanero – Come Thy Fount – Across the Sky – “Surely Hath Borne Our Griefs”

12/20 – Paul W. Bell Winter Concert (Periods 3 & 1)

1/08 – ECM Projects Due

1/10 – Alternative to Performance Essay Due (Only for students not participating in Magnet Fair performance) Click here to download essay questions.

1/11 – MUN: Getting to Know Your Country Worksheet Due

1/11 – ECM Lesson Planning Sheets Due

1/14 – MUN: Gourmet Cupcake Team Meeting (3:50pm to 5:30pm)

1/11 – ECM Lesson Presentations (1 – 5) [ECM Presentation Rubric]

1/15 – ECM Lesson Presentations (6 – 10)

1/17 – MUN: Complete Points and Motions Handout

1/17 – ECM Lesson Presentations (10 – 15)

1/25 – MUN Practice Resolution Sentences Due [Download Clauses]

1/26 – MUN Practice Simulation at MDC North Campus (9:00am to 3:00pm)

2nd Quarter Projects and Groups – Choir and Exploring Music

Peace in the Valley PechaKucha ECM Project

As part of the music and choir course, students will conduct research aimed at expanding their knowledge and understanding of gospel choir music, as well as the history and musical culture surrounding it. This project will take place in phases beginning with the selection of topics:

Phase 1 – Pre-Research and Topic Selection – Due 1/04
Phase 2 – PechaKucha Online Form – 1/08
Phase 3 – PechaKucha Raw Research – 1/12
Phase 4 – PechaKucha Raw Images – 1/14
Phase 5 – PechaKucha Overview – 1/19
Phase 6 – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline – 1/25
Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations –
Phase 8 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Video –
Phase 9 – PechaKucha Final Draft –
Phase 10 – Assessment –
Phase 11 – Student Critique –
Phase 12 – Public Sharing

Detailed Project Guide

Phase 1 – Pre-Research and Topic Selection

Directions: Click on the link below:
Pre-Research and Topic Selection Chart
Under the corresponding heading, type your name next to the topic you would like to research. No two pair of students may have the same topic.  You may not delete nor type in another student’s name. You may propose and write a topic that is not on the list in slots 15 or 20 then write your name next to it.

Phase 2 – Online PechaKucha Form
Visit pechakucha.com and start learning about this presentation style by reading “What is PechaKucha?”  After reading the description, scroll down and choose an actual PechaKucha of your choice and watch it.  After watching the PechaKucha video, complete and submit the following online form.  Please be complete and as honest as possible. 

Phase 3 – Raw Research
Based on the specific topic chosen in Phase 1 of the project, students will research information about the topic and its significance to the song “Peace in the Valley”.  The research for the project depends greatly on the topic you have chosen.  Below are some questions you could considering addressing when researching for your topic:

 – Topic Thesis? (A sentence or two explaining what is your topic about and what is its purpose).

 – Presentation Overview:  List what the presentation will cover in the correct order.

 – What happened or description of important events or steps?

 – Who was involved?

 – Where did events take place?

 – When did events take place?

 – Why did events take place?

 – How did events take place?

 – What were the causes of the events?

 – Identify specific jargon or terms unique to your topic?

 – What is the significance of your topic?  Why does it matter today?

 – What information about the events are surprising?

How to Submit the Raw Research

Copy and paste research from the Internet onto a Word document and save in the Peace in the Valley Phase 2 Raw Research folder in OneDrive. 

Include the research text, images, and the url addresses to where the text and images were found.  Please do not include search engine url addresses, but rather, the actual website address where the full text or image of the research is located. 

Once you have decided which questions you would like to address for your piece, you will search for answers on the Internet.

When you locate a website with information you would like to use, copy and paste that text information onto a Word document along with the website address.   

Keep copying and pasting until you are sure to have enough information to allow you to eventually complete for Phase 5: 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences (per paragraph).  

Save the copied and pasted research and pictures into a folder with your name(s) as the file name.  Then you will upload the folder to a folder in the OneDrive shared folder labeled “Phase 3 – Raw Research”.  

You may find it easier to also copy and paste pictures related to the text information for completing Phase 4.  You will eventually need at least 20 Pictures of insightful and interesting information about your topic.  

Please save a backup copy of all your work and research in another location outside of the Music and Choir Share folder. 

Phase 5 – PechaKucha Overview List
Provide an overview of how you intend to incorporate the research you have already done into creating your own PechaKucha.  In other words, you should make a list of 20 items with each item representing what you will take about for a given slide. For example:

Topic: Nuremberg Military Trials
1. Introduction: Name of narrator, topic name, and definition of topic
2. Purpose of the presentation
3. Historical background behind why there were Nuremberg Military Trials 
4. Context: Where and when did the Nuremberg Military Trials take place?
5. Who were the main people that conducted the trials?
6. Who were the main defendants? Why were they on trial?
7. What were the arguments on both sides?
8. 1st German term with English translation that is particular to your topic.
9. 2nd German term with English translation that is particular to your topic.
10. What is the significance of the Nuremberg Military Trials?
11. Etc.

Make sure that when the planning presentation, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to cover the most important and interesting aspects of your research. 

The list is to be typed on a Word Online document and saved in the OneDrive Holocaust Projekt Phase 5 folder. 

Phase 6  – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline
Write the script or outline for your PechaKucha narration.  In order that the narration comes out more naturally, instead of writing a script, it is suggested that you create an outline and use it as a guide when recording your script for Phase 9 of the project.  

Unless sharing an occasional and significant quote, the script is to be based on your research and written in your own words.

Other than to provide an introduction, you don’t need to include narration for the slides featuring excerpts from the performances.     

Make sure that when writing the script/outline, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to be sure that your information fits within this timeframe.   

 


Garageband Workshop Objectives

Your music project can include as many tracks as you like.  It must have at least:

1 Vocal Track (Sung, Rap, or Spoken)
1 Synthesizer Track
1 Melodious Track (vocal or instrumental)
1 Drum Track
Be between 2:00 and 4:00 Minutes 
Save to Teams with a unique Title and Avatar/Cover

Garageband Experimental Progress Summary

What is the working title of the project?
How many tracks does the project have?
What instruments or elements are used in the project?
What challenges have you encountered while making the project?
What sources did you refer to in order to create the project?

3rd Quarter Classwork – Exploring Music and Choir

Day 41 – 1/25

Phase 6: Continue PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline.

Introduce Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

Day 42 – 1/27

Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

Day 43 – 1/29

Introduce Phase 8 – PechaKucha Powerpoint to Video Transfer

Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

Day 44 – 2/02

Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

Day 45 – 2/04

Introduce Phase 9 – PechaKucha Voice Narrationd

Day 46 – 2/08

Phase 9 – PechaKucha Voice Narration

Day 47 – 2/10

Introduce Phase 10 – PechaKucha Final Draft

Introduce Peace in the Valley Practice Template

Day 48 – 2/12

Phase 10 – PechaKucha Final Draft

Peace in the Valley Practice

Day 49 – 2/17

Phase 10 – PechaKucha Final Draft

Peace in the Valley Practice

Day 48 – 2/19

Peace in the Valley Recording

Day 49 – 2/23

Introduce Phase 11 – PechaKucha Critiques

Peace in the Valley Recording

Day 50 – 2/25

Peace in the Valley Video Recording

Day 51 – 3/01

Peace in the Valley Recording

Spring Concert Proposals – Part 2

Day 52 – 3/03

Peace in the Valley Recording

Introduce “Behold the Lamb of God”

Spring Concert Proposals – Part 2

Day 53 – 3/05

Peace in the Valley Final Draft Critiques

Behold the Lamb of God Mini Research Project

Day 54 – 3/09

Behold the Lamb of God: A History
Music Periods: Medieval, Baroque, and Classical
G. F. Handel
The Messiah
Behold the Lamb of God Workshop

Spring Concert Soloist Workshop

Day 55 – 3/11

Behold the Lamb of God Workshop

Spring Concert Soloist Workshop

Day 56 – 3/15

Behold the Lamb of God Assessment

Spring Concert Soloist Workshop

Day 57 – 3/17

Chrome Music Lab Workshop

Behold the Lamb of God class discussion

Day 58 – 3/19

Chrome Music Lab Performances

Introduce Accidentally in Love

Day 59 – 3/23

Peace in the Valley Online Quiz

Accidentally in Love Workshop

Spring Concert Soloist Workshop

Day 60 – 3/25

Peace in the Valley Online Quiz

Accidentally in Love Workshop

 

Day 65 – 3/17

[Distance Learning Classwork – To be completed at home – Email anthonyreid@dadeschools.net before assignments are due if you have any questions or technical issues.  Remember to include text in the email “Subject” line or else email won’t get sent.]

ECM II – Mini Project – Step 1

Although the first ECM project was completed in groups, this assignment is to be completed individually.

1. Follow the link below to the ECM I & ECM II charts.  

2. Beneath the ECM I chart is a new chart called ECM II.

3. Type in the ECM II chart only. Next to your name and genre type in the information under Historical Era, Model Choral Group, and Link to Video. 

4. Your Model Choral Group and Video must be unique and not the same as your partner during the first ECM project.  The video and group must also be different from those you used in your original ECM presentation. 

5. Your video must be a live performance.  You may not simply submit a sound recording. 

6. You may not change genres without asking the teacher first. First come first serve. 

Link to ECM I & ECM II Charts

Day 65 – 3/15

“This is Me” Practice

“My Shot” Practice

Day 66 – 3/19

“This is Me” and “My Shot” Singing Test

Audition Prep

Day 67 – 3/21

Audition Prep

“This is Me” and “My Shot” Singing Test

Day 56 – 2/16

(Reid Absent)

Complete Global Scholars Worksheets

Day 57 – 2/21

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

MUN Practice Speeches

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Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 58 – 2/23

Writing Resolutions Workshop

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Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 59 – 2/27

MUN Writing Resolutions Workshop

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Day 60 – 3/01

MUN Writing Resolutions Workshop

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

Day 61 – 3/05

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Day 62 – 3/07

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Global Scholars Unit: 3 Workbook Activities

Day 63 – 3/09

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Global Scholars Unit: 3 Workbook Activities

Day 64 – 3/13

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

Global Scholars Gardening Activities

Day 63 – 3/15

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

Global Scholars Gardening Activities

Day 63 – 3/19

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Singing Test

Global Scholars Activity

3rd Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Choir and Exploring Music

1/25 – Phase 6 – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline 

2/02 – Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

2/04 – Phase 8 – PechaKucha Powerpoint to Video Transfer

2/12 – Phase 9 – PechaKucha Voice Narration

2/17 – Phase 10 – PechaKucha Final Draft

2/19 – Peace in the Valley Recording Due – Draft

2/23 – Signed Media Release Form Due

2/23 – Peace in the Valley Recording Due – Final

3/18 – Behold the Lamb of God Recording – Extra Credit

4/08 – Spring Concert Solo Recording – Extra Credit

Although the first ECM project was completed in groups, this assignment is to be completed individually.

1. Follow the link below to the ECM I & ECM II charts.  

2. Beneath the ECM I chart is a new chart called ECM II.

3. Type in the ECM II chart only. Next to your name and genre type in the information under Historical Era, Model Choral Group, and Link to Video. 

4. Your Model Choral Group and Video must be unique and not the same as your partner during the first ECM project.  The video and group must also be different from those you used in your original ECM presentation. 

5. Your video must be a live performance.  You may not simply submit a sound recording. 

6. You may not change genres without asking the teacher first. First come first serve. 

Link to ECM I & ECM II Charts

Your information must be added to the ECM II chart by 3:50pm on 3/19/20. Assignments will not be accepted after deadline. 

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/19 – “Accidentally in Love” Singing Test 1

3rd Quarter Projects and Groups – Choir and Exploring Music

Peace in the Valley PechaKucha ECM Project

As part of the music and choir course, students will conduct research aimed at expanding their knowledge and understanding of gospel choir music, as well as the history and musical culture surrounding it. This project will take place in phases beginning with the selection of topics:

Phase 1 – Pre-Research and Topic Selection – Due 1/04
Phase 2 – PechaKucha Online Form – 1/08
Phase 3 – PechaKucha Raw Research – 1/12
Phase 4 – PechaKucha Raw Images – 1/14
Phase 5 – PechaKucha Overview – 1/19
Phase 6 – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline – 1/25
Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations – 2/02
Phase 8 – PechaKucha Powerpoint to Video Transfer – 2/04
Phase 9 – PechaKucha with Audio Narration – 2/12
Phase 10 – PechaKucha Final Draft – 2/17
Phase 11 – PechaKucha Critiques – 2/19
Phase 12 – Assessment –
Phase 13 – Public Sharing

Detailed Project Guide

Phase 1 – Pre-Research and Topic Selection

Directions: Click on the link below:
Pre-Research and Topic Selection Chart
Under the corresponding heading, type your name next to the topic you would like to research. No two pair of students may have the same topic.  You may not delete nor type in another student’s name. You may propose and write a topic that is not on the list in slots 15 or 20 then write your name next to it.

Phase 2 – Online PechaKucha Form
Visit pechakucha.com and start learning about this presentation style by reading “What is PechaKucha?”  After reading the description, scroll down and choose an actual PechaKucha of your choice and watch it.  After watching the PechaKucha video, complete and submit the following online form.  Please be complete and as honest as possible. 

Phase 3 – Raw Research
Based on the specific topic chosen in Phase 1 of the project, students will research information about the topic and its significance to the song “Peace in the Valley”.  The research for the project depends greatly on the topic you have chosen.  Below are some questions you could considering addressing when researching for your topic:

 – Topic Thesis? (A sentence or two explaining what is your topic about and what is its purpose).

 – Presentation Overview:  List what the presentation will cover in the correct order.

 – What happened or description of important events or steps?

 – Who was involved?

 – Where did events take place?

 – When did events take place?

 – Why did events take place?

 – How did events take place?

 – What were the causes of the events?

 – Identify specific jargon or terms unique to your topic?

 – What is the significance of your topic?  Why does it matter today?

 – What information about the events are surprising?

How to Submit the Raw Research

Copy and paste research from the Internet onto a Word document and save in the Peace in the Valley Phase 2 Raw Research folder in OneDrive. 

Include the research text, images, and the url addresses to where the text and images were found.  Please do not include search engine url addresses, but rather, the actual website address where the full text or image of the research is located. 

Once you have decided which questions you would like to address for your piece, you will search for answers on the Internet.

When you locate a website with information you would like to use, copy and paste that text information onto a Word document along with the website address.   

Keep copying and pasting until you are sure to have enough information to allow you to eventually complete for Phase 5: 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences (per paragraph).  

Save the copied and pasted research and pictures into a folder with your name(s) as the file name.  Then you will upload the folder to a folder in the OneDrive shared folder labeled “Phase 3 – Raw Research”.  

You may find it easier to also copy and paste pictures related to the text information for completing Phase 4.  You will eventually need at least 20 Pictures of insightful and interesting information about your topic.  

Please save a backup copy of all your work and research in another location outside of the Music and Choir Share folder. 

Phase 5 – PechaKucha Overview List
Provide an overview of how you intend to incorporate the research you have already done into creating your own PechaKucha.  In other words, you should make a list of 20 items with each item representing what you will take about for a given slide. For example:

Topic: Nuremberg Military Trials
1. Introduction: Name of narrator, topic name, and definition of topic
2. Purpose of the presentation
3. Historical background behind why there were Nuremberg Military Trials 
4. Context: Where and when did the Nuremberg Military Trials take place?
5. Who were the main people that conducted the trials?
6. Who were the main defendants? Why were they on trial?
7. What were the arguments on both sides?
8. 1st German term with English translation that is particular to your topic.
9. 2nd German term with English translation that is particular to your topic.
10. What is the significance of the Nuremberg Military Trials?
11. Etc.

Make sure that when the planning presentation, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to cover the most important and interesting aspects of your research. 

The list is to be typed on a Word Online document and saved in the OneDrive Holocaust Projekt Phase 5 folder. 

Phase 6  – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline
Write the script or outline for your PechaKucha narration.  In order that the narration comes out more naturally, instead of writing a script, it is suggested that you create an outline and use it as a guide when recording your script for Phase 9 of the project.  

Unless sharing an occasional and significant quote, the script is to be based on your research and written in your own words.

Other than to provide an introduction, you don’t need to include narration for the slides featuring excerpts from the performances.     

Make sure that when writing the script/outline, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to be sure that your information fits within this timeframe.   

Phase 7  – Pecha Kucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

1. Create your 20 slide PowerPoint to serve as the visual component supporting your narrative.  Each slide in the PowerPoint must adhere to the following criteria:

2. The title slide must have the name of the topic and the student name.

3. Each slide must have at least one picture not used for any other slide.

4. The only text recommended for slides are titles, names of people, and important concepts.  There are to be no sentences added to slides unless presented as an occasional significant quote.

5. You may use PowerPoint animations during transitions and during the slide presentation to enhance the viewers experience.  

6. The slide must be shown for exactly 20 seconds.  If available with your version of PowerPoint, you may program the application to change slides automatically.  Otherwise, you will later have to change the slides manually using a timer. 

7. Make sure you adhere to the following best practices when making a professional looking PowerPoint presentation:

Correct all spelling or grammatical errors.
Center and align text and pictures aesthetically and uniformly. 
Insert a thin to medium thickness border around all pictures.
Avoid placing pictures right up against the edge of the slide. 
Animations should be quick, smooth and minimal.
Make sure that text is easy to read and don’t clash against the background.

Phase 8

[Legacy PowerPoint Option] 

During this phase you will make a video of your PechaKucha Powerpoint.  The instructions provided here are for creating the video using a computer with the legacy or full version of PowerPoint installed.  Because of the higher results in video quality, this is the preferred option for completing this project.  If you don’t have the legacy version of PowerPoint at home, I could make the conversion for you. Just send me an email and make sure the final draft of your PowerPoint is already saved in the Phase 7 folder. 

This phase is not for recording the narration–only the Powerpoint video without sound.

Before beginning make sure that you are completely satisfied with the PowerPoint and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.  

Part 1 – Converting the PowerPoint Presentation to Video

1. Open your finished PowerPoint presentation on your computer or laptop.
2. Click Transitions to set the slide transitions.
3. In the Timing section Set Duration to 00:01.
4. Uncheck On Mouse Click > check After > set to 00:20:00 > Apply to All.
5. Click File > Save As > Name the file with a title followed by your name.
6. Underneath the file name change the file type to MPEG-4 Video > Save.
7. Wait for the file to convert (This may take a while. See status bar.)

Part 2 – Editing PowerPoint Video in iMovie

1. Open iMovie.  (If iMovie doesn’t open, try reinstalling.)
2. Tap the big + symbol > Movie to start a new project.
3. On the right column tap your PowerPoint video(s) then Create Movie.
4. Connect all the PowerPoint videos together in the correct order.
5. Be sure to disable the Ken Burns and transition effects.
6. Shorten or lengthen slide segments so they are exactly 20 seconds long.
7. Once you are satisfied with the iMovie video, click Done. 
8. Tap the title “My Movie” then rename it: “Your Title by Your Name”.
9. Tap on the share icon at the bottom > Save Video > HD – 720p.
10. Open Photos > Select > Your Movie > Share icon > OneDrive
11. Once the video has uploaded to OneDrive, move it to the Phase 8 folder. 
12. Don’t forget to change the name of the video once it’s in OneDrive.

Your movie should be 6 minutes and 40 seconds long in total. 

[iPad Only Option]

During this phase you will make a video of your PechaKucha Powerpoint.  The instructions provided here are for creating the video using an iPad with iMovie.  You will also need a stopwatch to keep time. 

This phase is not for recording the narration–only the Powerpoint video without sound.

Before beginning make sure that you are completely satisfied with the PowerPoint and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.  

Part 1 – Recording the PowerPoint Presentation to Video

1. Open your PowerPoint on your iPad.
2. Tap Slide Show > From Start (The first page should appear.)
3. Swipe down from the top right of the screen to access Control Panel.
4. Tap on the button beneath the bell to start screen record.
5. Tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the Control Panel.
6. Wait for the little red recording light to appear on the top.
7. Start your stopwatch.
8. Once 20 seconds have elapsed swipe the screen from right to left.
9. Once on the next slide, repeat step 8 until the end of the presentation.
10. If you have animations, swipe left for each effect during the 20 seconds.
11. Once 20 seconds elapses after the final slide, tap the top of the screen.
12. Tap the red record button then Stop.
13. If make a mistake along the way, stop and save what you have and continue from where you left off.  You can edit everything together later.

Part 2 – Editing PowerPoint Video in iMovie

1. Open iMovie.  (If iMovie doesn’t open, try reinstalling.)
2. Tap the big + symbol > Movie to start a new project.
3. On the right column tap your PowerPoint video(s) then Create Movie.
4. Connect all the PowerPoint videos together in the correct order.
5. Be sure to disable the Ken Burns and transition effects.
6. Shorten or lengthen slide segments so they are exactly 20 seconds long.
7. Once you are satisfied with the iMovie video, click Done. 
8. Tap the title “My Movie” then rename it: “Your Title by Your Name”.
9. Tap on the share icon at the bottom > Save Video > HD – 720p.
10. Open Photos > Select > Your Movie > Share icon > OneDrive
11. Once the video has uploaded to OneDrive, move it to the Phase 8 folder. 
12. Don’t forget to change the name of the video once it’s in OneDrive.

Your movie should be 6 minutes and 40 seconds long in total. 

Phase 9

During this phase you will add your voice narrations to the PechaKucha video using your iPad.  If you have available another device or application that would allow you to delivery a better quality voice narration, I would suggest you take advantage of it.  Otherwise, if you follow these instructions you should be able to create a nice quality audio with just your iPad.

In addition to your iPad, you will need the following: a quiet place to record without any background noises, a microphone (Apple EarPods have a good microphone when attached to the iPad. I haven’t yet tested it with AirPods), and a separate device or sheet of paper with your script. 

1. Open your video in iMovie.
2. Attach the microphone (EarPods).
3. Swipe to the beginning of the video where the narration starts.
4. Tap on the little microphone icon on the left of the screen.
5. An ideal and quiet enough location displays no more than 3 green bars.
6. Tap Record and start narrating immediately after the count down.
7. Unless you are feeling confident, record during one slide at a time.
8. Tap Accept if you are satisfied with the take, otherwise tap Retake. 
9. After narrating the entire video set the volume level one block at a time.
10. Tap the audio block > Volume > and adjust to about 200%.
11. Test and make sure the volume levels are even throughout the video.
12. Tap Done > Share > Save Video > HD 740.
13. Once saved on your iPad, upload to the OneDrive Phase 9 folder.
14. Rename the file with the title and your name. 

Reid’s Suggestions for creating a Great Narration Recording

1. Practice speaking the script before recording.
2. Be natural.  Don’t sound as though you are reading a script.
3. Use inflection, emphasis, tone variety, and smooth/ clear pronunciation.
4. Speak loud and confidently like you know what you’re talking about.
5. Speak as though you are in front of a very friendly audience.
6. Let your voice reflect that you enjoying sharing and are having fun.
7. Do not read the script.  Perform the script.  
8. Remember the mistakes you observed on the PechaKucha site and be better.   

Phase 10

1. Make final adjustments to your PechaKucha.
2. Make sure that the sound and picture quality is good throughout the presentation.
3. Make sure there are no areas of dead silence during the presentation.  
4. Add optional music to your PechaKucha.

Phase 11

1. Visit the Phase 9 OneDrive folder
2. Watch all the available student PechaKucha presentations.
3. After watching the PechaKucha videos, complete and submit one online reflection form for each presentation.  Please be complete and as honest as possible. 

 


Garageband Workshop Objectives

Your music project can include as many tracks as you like.  It must have at least:

1 Vocal Track (Sung, Rap, or Spoken)
1 Synthesizer Track
1 Melodious Track (vocal or instrumental)
1 Drum Track
Be between 2:00 and 4:00 Minutes 
Save to Teams with a unique Title and Avatar/Cover

Garageband Experimental Progress Summary

What is the working title of the project?
How many tracks does the project have?
What instruments or elements are used in the project?
What challenges have you encountered while making the project?
What sources did you refer to in order to create the project?

3rd Quarter Exam Study Guides – Exploring Music and Choir

Code.org Vocabulary

Course 1: algorithm, function, variable, program, sequence, persistence, loop, event, blockly

Course 2: conditionals, binary, digital footprint, data, computational thinking, iteration, bug, debugging

Course 3: decompose, pattern matching, abstraction, algorithm, IP Address, Domain Name Service (DNS), Universal Resource Locator (URL), servers, fiber optic cable, packets, crowdsourcing, digital citizen

Course 4: Tangram, algorithm, interpret, variable, abstraction, meteorologist, interval, for loop, function, parameter, binary alphabet, binary image, if statement

4th Quarter Classwork -Choir and Exploring Music

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Spring Break

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Day 61 – 4/06

Accidentally in Love Workshop

Day 62 – 4/08

Accidentally in Love Workshop

Day 63 – 4/12

Reid Music BINGO!!!

Day 64 – 4/14

Riddled with Trivia BINGO 1!!!

Day 65 – 4/16

Riddled with Trivia BINGO 2!!!

Day 66 – 4/20

Introduce PBZyne Unit
PBZyne Groups
PBZyne Workshop 1

Day 67 – 4/22

Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day

Day 68 – 4/26

PBZyne Phase 1 – Groups
PBZyne Phase 2 – Research Copies

Day 69 – 4/28

PBZyne Phase 2 – Research Copies
PBZyne Phase 3 – Research Labels

Day 70 – 4/30

PBZyne Phase 4 – Outline
PBZyne Phase 5 – Article Draft

Day 71 – 5/04

FSA Testing

PBZyne Phase 6 – 2nd Article Draft

Day 72 – 5/06

FSA Testing

PBZyne Phase 6 – 2nd Article Draft

Day 73 – 5/10

FSA Testing

Introduce Pages

PBZyne Phase 7 – Article Illustrations and Layout

Day 74 – 5/12

FSA Testing

PBZyne Phase 7 – Article Illustrations and Layout

Day 75 – 5/14

FSA Testing

PBZyne Phase 7 – Article Illustrations and Layout

Day 76 – 5/18

VILS Lab Institute Workshop

PBZyne Phase 8 – Author’s Bio and Photo

Day 77 – 5/20

VILS Lab Institute Workshop

PBZyne Phase 9 – Supplemental Links

Day 78 – 5/24

PBZyne Phase 9 – Supplemental Links

Day 79 – 5/26

PBZyne Phase 10 – Final Draft Due

 

Day 68 – 3/31

Skype is not working. Please use your phone. 

Meeting Scheduled for U.S. History students in Period 2.  The meeting will take place on March 31 at 1pm to 2:00pm.  To participate in the meeting you will need to call in using your cell phone.  Five minutes before the meeting time call (305) 341-0995. The Conference ID is 344916#.  Once you have entered that meeting, turn off your microphone or press mute and wait until the meeting begins.  

The purpose of the meeting is for us to touch base with one another and for me to share with you how the class will continue forward during the school closure.  It is also an opportunity for me to get your input on how online learning can best suit your needs as students.  This meeting is mandatory for all students.  If you are unable to attend this audio conference, please let me know by sending me an email so that we can setup a day and time that is more convenient.  

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 69 Pa- 4/02

Teacher Planning Day

ECM II – Step 2: Research

Begin the research that will provide the basis of your 5 Paragraph | 5 Sentences | 5 Picture research results of your ECM II project.

See the “4th Quarter ECM Project” toggle below for more details.

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 70 – 4/06

ECM II – Step 2: Research

Continue the research that will provide the basis of your 5 Paragraph | 5 Sentences | 5 Picture research results of your ECM II project.

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 71 – 4/08

ECM II Research

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 72 – 4/13

ECM II Research

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 73 – 4/16

Zoom Meeting Scheduled for Cambridge Choir students in Period 6.  The meeting will take place on April 16 at 3pm to 4pm.  To participate in the meeting just login to Teams and go to the channel named: Choir-Exploring Music.  There you will find a link in the chat window directing you to the meeting.  After clicking on the link you may be directed to download the Zoom app if you are using it for the first time.  Once you have entered that meeting, turn off your microphone or press mute and wait until the meeting begins.  

The purpose of the meeting is for us to touch base with one another and discuss how the ECM II assignment is progressing along and to discuss other assignments for the future.  This meeting is mandatory for all Period 6 students.  If you are unable to attend, please let me know by sending me an email so that we can setup a day and time that is more convenient.  

Meeting Access

Click to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 448-501-104

Password: 513368

Call in via mobile phone: 929 205 6099

Day 74 – 4/21

ECM II Research

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Cherish Tuttle Vocal Warmups Review

Day 75 – 4/23

ECM II Research

Day 76 – 4/27

Introduce ECM II Phase 5: PechaKucha
See 4th Quarter ECM Project below

Work on the PechaKucha

Day 87 – 5/26

Make up Missing Assignments

Day 88 – 5/28

Zoom Meeting Scheduled for Cambridge Choir students in Period 6.  The meeting will take place on May 28 at 2pm to 3pm.  To participate in the meeting just login to Teams and go to the channel named: Choir-Exploring Music.  There you will find a link in the chat window directing you to the meeting.  After clicking on the link you may be directed to download the Zoom app if you are using it for the first time.  Once you have entered that meeting, turn off your microphone or press mute and wait until the meeting begins.  

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and reflect on the ECM II assignment.  This meeting is mandatory for all Period 6 students.  If you are unable to attend, please let me know by sending me an email so that we can setup a day and time that is more convenient.  

Meeting Access

Click to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 7185 5299

Password: 761388

Call in via mobile phone: 929 205 6099

Day 89 – 6/01

Complete Class Evaluation Form

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4th Quarter Homework and Due Dates -Choir and Exploring Music

4/08 – Accidentally in Love Recording – Draft

4/12 – Spring Concert Solo Recording – Extra Credit

4/20 – Accidentally in Love Recording – Final

4/26 – PBZyne Phase 1 – Assignment Chart Due

5/04 – PBZyne Phases 2 – 5 Due

5/06 – PBZyne Phase 6 Due

5/18 – PBZyne Phase 7 Due – PBZyne Page Tutorial

5/20 – PBZyne Phase 8 Due

5/24 – PBZyne Phase 9 Due

5/28 – PBZyne Phase 10 – Final Draft Due

 

4/06 – ECM II text research and pictures copied and pasted in OneDrive Share Folder “ECM II Research”.

4/17 – ECM II Research Due – 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences – 5 Pictures

Upload 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences – 5 Pictures into OneDrive Share Folder “ECM II Paragraphs and Pictures”.

4/23 – Significance Essay Due

5/1 – PechaKucha Online Form & Overview List of 20 Items

5/7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Script

5/11 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations

5/15 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Video (Draft)

5/19 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Video (Final)

5/29 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Student Reflection form (Extra Credit)

5/29 – Complete Class Evaluation Form

4th Quarter PBZyne Project

PZyne Project | Music Edition

Overview

Phase 1 – Topic & Pairing Selection and Chart – Due 4/26
Phase 2 – Research Copies – Due 5/04
Phase 3 – Research Labels – Due 5/04
Phase 4 – Outline – Due 5/04
Phase 5 – Article 1st Draft – 5/04
Phase 6 – Article 2nd Draft – 5/06
Phase 7 – Article Illustrations & Layout – 5/14
Phase 8 – Author(s) Bio and Photo – 5/20
Phase 9 – Article Supplemental Link(s) – 5/24
Phase 10 – Article Final Draft – 5/28
End Project

PBZyne Project | Detailed Instructions

Phase 2 – Research Copies

a. Search the Internet for information based on your topic.  
b. Copy and paste the text onto a Word document along with the URL address.  Multiple articles may be copied on the same Word document.

Phase 3 – Research Labels

a. Make a list of all keywords or phrases representing information from the research you intend to feature in your PBZyne article.  The list is be as detailed as possible and contain at least 20 entries.

b.  Arrange the list of labels in order according how you intend to write the final article. 

Phase 4 – Outline

a. Using your list of labels, create an outline representing how the information in your article is organized.

b. Until we have our “How to Create a Formal Outline” workshop, use a graphic organizer you are already familiar with.

c. You will later use the format outline information learned during our outlining workshop.

Phase 5 – Article 1st Draft

a. Using your outline and research begin writing your PBZyne article. 

b. Be sure to separate the article into paragraphs according to how you planned it in your outline. 

Phase 6 – Article 2nd Draft

After the teacher has read and critiqued your 1st draft, begin incorporating the recommendations and complete the 2nd draft of the article. 

Phase 7 – Article Illustrations and Layout

Transfer your article using cut and paste from your MS Word document to Apple Pages.  

The entire page or section is to be made of text boxes where you will insert the text and illustrations to make up your article. 

See the PBZyne Page Tutorial video for step by step instructions.

Phase 8 – Picture and Bio

Insert a photo of yourself along with a short bio.  The bio should include your name, age, interests and/or favor hobbies, and future goals (what would you like to study in high school or college / what would you like to do as a career).  See sample below:

My name is Daniel Elizalde and I’m 13 years old.  I like sport fishing and watching classic videos of roller derby competitions.  When I’m older, I want to be a programmer for Google.

Phase 9 – Supplemental Links

Add hyperlinks throughout your article to making it more interactive.  The type of links may include one or more of the following:

1. Link to a webpage that features additional information about your topic.
2. Link to your social media site, webpage, or YouTube site. 
3. QR code allowing the reading to experience or supplement the article using there phone.
4. Web video insert.
5. Slide show insert. 
6. Email address or mailto link.

Phase 10 – PBZyne Final Draft

Student will submit final draft of the PBZyne article. The article is to be absolutely free of spelling or grammatical errors.  Pictures are to be sharp in not distorted. Text and pictures must be at least a half inch from the edge of the page.  The layout must be lined up and symmetrical.  The final result should render a clean professional look.

4th Quarter ECM Project

Exploring Choral Music Project II

Overview

Phase 1 – Genre & Choral Piece Selection and Chart – Due 3/19
Phase 2 – Research Gathering  – Due 4/06
Phase 3 – 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences – 5 Pictures – 4/17
Phase 4 – Significance Essay – 4/23
Phase 5 – PechaKucha Form & Overview – 5/1
Phase 6 – PechaKucha Narration Script/Outline – 5/7
Phase 7 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Pictures and Animations – 5/11
Phase 8 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Video (Draft) – 5/15
Phase 9 – PechaKucha Powerpoint Video (Final) – 5/19
Phase 10 – PechaKucha Sharing and Feedback (Extra Credit) – 5/29
End Project

ECM II Detailed Instructions

Phase 2
Based on the specific song chosen in Phase 1 of the project, students will research information about the song and its significance to the chosen music genre.  Information could include, but is not limited to, the following questions:

1. Describe what is happening during the performance of this piece.
2. What is the purpose of the piece in respect to the entire work? How does the piece fit in?
3. From what sources (other styles or pieces) does the song pull inspiration?
4. Why or why isn’t this piece particularly more or less famous than other pieces in the greater work?
5. How does this piece reflect what was happening in music or the world general during the time it was written?
6. How does the piece convey the composer’s style of the composer?

Once you have decided which questions you would like to address for your piece you will search for answers on the Internet.

When you locate a website with information you would like to use, copy and paste that text information onto a Word document along with the website address.   You will also copy and paste pictures related to the text information.

Keep copying and pasting until you are sure to have enough information to allow you to eventually complete for Phase 3: 5 Paragraphs – 5 Sentences (per paragraph) – 5 Pictures of insightful and interesting information about your piece.  

Save the copied and pasted research and pictures into a folder with your name as the file name.  Then you will upload the folder to a folder in the OneDrive ECM shared folder labeled “ECM II Research”

Phase 3
Based on the information and pictures researched in Phase 2 of the project, compose a 5 paragraph essay with 5 sentences per essay in your own words.  The essay is to be well-written with proper grammar and punctuation.  Your main focus is on the performance featured in the video you submitted.  Most importantly, the essay must be written in your own words.

Phase 4
In essay format explain the significance of the performance content within a broader context.  This context could be historical, socio-economic, philosophical, etc…  How does the story or text being performed in the video connect to real-world issues or occurrences?  How can your classmates relate to the story or text through these issues or occurrences?  Along with real information featuring dates, statistics, quotes, locations, etc…, include with the essay at least one picture related to the real-world connection.  The essay must be written in your own words.

Phase 5

Part 1:
Visit pechakucha.com and start learning about this presentation form by reading “What is PechaKucha?”  After reading the description, scroll down and choose an actual PechaKucha of your choice and watch it.  After watching the PechaKucha video, complete and submit the following online form.  Please be complete and as honest as possible. 

Part 2:
Provide an overview of how you intend to incorporate the research you have already done into creating your own PechaKucha.  In other words, you should make a list of 20 items with each item representing what you will take about for a given slide. For example:

Bulgarian Choir
1. Introduction: Name of narrator, Bulgarian Choir, and topic definition
2. Purpose of the presentation
3. Historical background of Bulgarian Choir
4. Cultural background of Bulgarian Choir
5. Performance segment 1
6. Performance segment 2
7. Significance
8. Etc.

Make sure that when the planning presentation, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to cover the most important and interesting aspects of your research. 

Phase 6

Write the script or outline for your PechaKucha narration.  In order that the narration comes out more naturally, instead of writing a script, it is suggested that you create an outline and use it as a guide when recording your script for Phase 8 of the project.  

Unless sharing an occasional and significant quote, the script is to be based on your research and written in your own words.

Other than to provide an introduction, you don’t need to include narration for the slides featuring excerpts from the performances.     

Make sure that when writing the script/outline, keep in mind that each slide is 20 seconds long and you want to be sure that your information fits within this timeframe.   

Phase 7

1. Create your 20 slide PowerPoint to serve as the visual component supporting your narrative.  Each slide in the PowerPoint must adhere to the following criteria:

2. The title slide must have the name of the genre, the title of the performance, artist/composer name, and student name.

3. Each slide, except the performance video slide(s)*, must have at least one picture not used for any other slide.

4. The only text recommended for slides are titles, names of people, and important concepts.  There are to be no sentences added to slides unless presented as an occasional significant quote.

5. You may use PowerPoint animations during transitions and during the slide presentation to enhance the viewers experience.  

6. The slide must be shown for exactly 20 seconds.  If available with your version of PowerPoint, you may program the application to change slides automatically.  Otherwise, you will later have to change the slides manually using a timer. 

7. Make sure you adhere to the following best practices when making a professional looking PowerPoint presentation:

Correct all spelling or grammatical errors.
Center and align text and pictures aesthetically and uniformly. 
Insert a thin to medium thickness border around all pictures.
Avoid placing pictures right up against the edge of the slide. 
Animations should be quick, smooth and minimal.
Make sure that text is easy to read and don’t clash against the background.

(*) The performance video slide will be added to the presentation during Phase 8 of the project. 

Phase 8

[Legacy PowerPoint Option] 

During this phase you will make a video of your PechaKucha Powerpoint.  The instructions provided here are for creating the video using a computer with the legacy or full version of PowerPoint installed.  Because of the higher results in video quality, this is the preferred option for completing this project.  If you don’t have the legacy version of PowerPoint at home, I could make the conversion for you. Just send me an email and make sure the final draft of your PowerPoint is already saved in the Phase 7 folder. 

This phase is not for recording the narration–only the Powerpoint video without sound.

Before beginning make sure that you are completely satisfied with the PowerPoint and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.  

Part 1 – Converting the PowerPoint Presentation to Video

1. Open your finished PowerPoint presentation on your computer or laptop.
2. Click Transitions to set the slide transitions.
3. In the Timing section Set Duration to 00:01.
4. Uncheck On Mouse Click > check After > set to 00:20:00 > Apply to All.
5. Click File > Save As > Name the file with a title followed by your name.
6. Underneath the file name change the file type to MPEG-4 Video > Save.
7. Wait for the file to convert (This may take a while. See status bar.)

Part 2 – Recording the Video Performance from Youtube

Unless you have a Youtube Premium account, there is no way to legally download someone else’s video from the site.  For this reason, you can follow the instructions below for recording the video performance using your iPad. 

Part 3 – Editing PowerPoint Video in iMovie

1. Open iMovie.  (If iMovie doesn’t open, try reinstalling.)
2. Tap the big + symbol > Movie to start a new project.
3. On the right column tap your PowerPoint video(s) then Create Movie.
4. Be sure to also include your performance video(s).
5. Connect all the PowerPoint videos together in the correct order.
6. Be sure to disable the Ken Burns and transition effects.
7. Shorten or lengthen slide segments so they are exactly 20 seconds long.
8. Once you are satisfied with the iMovie video, click Done. 
9. Tap the title “My Movie” then rename it: “Your Title by Your Name”.
10. Tap on the share icon at the bottom > Save Video > HD – 720p.
11. Open Photos > Select > Your Movie > Share icon > OneDrive
12. Once the video has uploaded to OneDrive, move it to the Phase 8 folder. 
13. Don’t forget to change the name of the video once it’s in OneDrive.

Your movie should be 6 minutes and 40 seconds long in total. 

[iPad Only Option]

During this phase you will make a video of your PechaKucha Powerpoint.  The instructions provided here are for creating the video using an iPad with iMovie.  You will also need a stopwatch to keep time. 

This phase is not for recording the narration–only the Powerpoint video without sound.

Before beginning make sure that you are completely satisfied with the PowerPoint and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.  

Part 1 – Recording the PowerPoint Presentation to Video

1. Open your PowerPoint on your iPad.
2. Tap Slide Show > From Start (The first page should appear.)
3. Swipe down from the top right of the screen to access Control Panel.
4. Tap on the button beneath the bell to start screen record.
5. Tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the Control Panel.
6. Wait for the little red recording light to appear on the top.
7. Start your stopwatch.
8. Once 20 seconds have elapsed swipe the screen from right to left.
9. Once on the next slide, repeat step 8 until the end of the presentation.
10. If you have animations, swipe left for each effect during the 20 seconds.
11. Once 20 seconds elapses after the final slide, tap the top of the screen.
12. Tap the red record button then Stop.
13. If make a mistake along the way, stop and save what you have and continue from where you left off.  You can edit everything together later.

Part 2 – Recording the Video Performance from Youtube

1. Log onto Youtube and find the desired segment of the performance video.
2. Turn up the volume on Youtube and on your tablet.
3. At a few seconds before the segment, start the iPad screen recorder.
4. Enable full screen viewing and record the segment for 20 seconds. 
5. Once 20 seconds elapses after the final slide, tap the top of the screen.
6. Tap the red record button then Stop.
7. Repeat steps for each desired video performance.

Part 3 – Editing PowerPoint Video in iMovie

1. Open iMovie.  (If iMovie doesn’t open, try reinstalling.)
2. Tap the big + symbol > Movie to start a new project.
3. On the right column tap your PowerPoint video(s) then Create Movie.
4. Be sure to also include your performance video(s).
5. Connect all the PowerPoint videos together in the correct order.
6. Be sure to disable the Ken Burns and transition effects.
7. Shorten or lengthen slide segments so they are exactly 20 seconds long.
8. Once you are satisfied with the iMovie video, click Done. 
9. Tap the title “My Movie” then rename it: “Your Title by Your Name”.
10. Tap on the share icon at the bottom > Save Video > HD – 720p.
11. Open Photos > Select > Your Movie > Share icon > OneDrive
12. Once the video has uploaded to OneDrive, move it to the Phase 8 folder. 
13. Don’t forget to change the name of the video once it’s in OneDrive.

Your movie should be 6 minutes and 40 seconds long in total. 

Phase 9

During this phase you will add your voice narrations to the PechaKucha video using your iPad.  If you have available another device or application that would allow you to delivery a better quality voice narration, I would suggest you take advantage of it.  Otherwise, if you follow these instructions you should be able to create a nice quality audio with just your iPad.

In addition to your iPad, you will need the following: a quiet place to record without any background noises, a microphone (Apple EarPods have a good microphone when attached to the iPad. I haven’t yet tested it with AirPods), and a separate device or sheet of paper with your script. 

1. Open your video in iMovie.
2. Attach the microphone (EarPods).
3. Swipe to the beginning of the video where the narration starts.
4. Tap on the little microphone icon on the left of the screen.
5. An ideal and quiet enough location displays no more than 3 green bars.
6. Tap Record and start narrating immediately after the count down.
7. Unless you are feeling confident, record during one slide at a time.
8. Tap Accept if you are satisfied with the take, otherwise tap Retake. 
9. After narrating the entire video set the volume level one block at a time.
10. Tap the audio block > Volume > and adjust to about 200%.
11. Test and make sure the volume levels are even throughout the video.
12. Tap Done > Share > Save Video > HD 720p.
13. Once saved on your iPad, upload to the OneDrive Phase 9 folder.
14. Rename the file with the title and your name. 

Reid’s Suggestions for creating a Great Narration Recording

1. Practice speaking the script before recording.
2. Be natural.  Don’t sound as though you are reading a script.
3. Use inflection, emphasis, tone variety, and smooth/ clear pronunciation.
4. Speak loud and confidently like you know what you’re talking about.
5. Speak as though you are in front of a very friendly audience.
6. Let your voice reflect that you enjoying sharing and are having fun.
7. Do not read the script.  Perform the script.  
8. You are welcome to perform the script from start to finish in one take.

9. Remember the mistakes you observed on the PechaKucha site and be better.   

Phase 10

(Extra Credit – Replace any “Z” grade earned for the Holocaust Project with an “A”)

1. Visit the Phase 9 OneDrive folder
2. Watch any 2 student PechaKucha presentations.
3. After watching the PechaKucha videos, complete and submit one online reflection form for each presentation.  Please be complete and as honest as possible. 

 

Guidelines for Your Powerpoint Templates

The process of setting up a template is quite simple and we’re going to tell you how to get started. The rest of the creativity is up to you.

  1. Open PowerPoint. In slide view, right-click on the first slide on the left and select Layout and Blank. This creates a blank canvas.
  2. Right-click again on the slide and select Duplicate.  This creates another slide just like it.
  3. Since the Duplicate command is already in PowerPoint’s memory, use the shortcut Ctrl-Y to repeat the duplicate (or just right-click duplicate again) 18 more times, for a total of 20 blank slides.
  4. Use Ctrl-A to Select all slides in the left, and then go to Animation, advance slide and set it to 20 seconds.
  5. You can also select transition styles and speed here. Just don’t choose Dissolve—the simplest is the best. Maybe nothing more than a simple fade.

Getting the Most out of Pecha Kucha

Here are some tips for creating your presentation the Pecha Kucha way:

  • Insert images as usual, resizing them to your liking.  Best practice is to fill the screen unless using space for emphasis.
  • Avoid writing out a script for your narration. Write a simple outline for the big ideas of each slide. The best situation is when you know your topic so well that you don’t even need an outline. Use the outline for planning purposes, then impress everyone without it when you present in person.
  • Practice your masterpiece repeatedly until you get it just right. If you are new to presenting, use the narration the tool/rehearse timings in PowerPoint. The general word count is dependent upon your own pacing, but no more than 60 words per slide is a good start.
  • You can also record your narrations within PowerPoint for each slide. But be sure not to “save timings”  when you’re done, as that will negate the automatic 20 seconds you put in place previously.

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