Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Breaking News: Walker Creek's Wolf Weather Channel

Walker Creek Elementary students in Mrs. Kelsey Wolf's fourth grade class took center stage this week, producing a series of weather reports using BISD's mobile learning resource video production system. Mrs. Kelsey Wolf designed an instructional activity incorporating the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, & Evaluate) model.

Engage: Weather Video & Tracking Weather During Thanksgiving Break
Explore: Researching weather patterns at a particular location using a computer.
Explain: Collaborating and Formulating a weather news report via a script. 
Elaborate: Producing, Filming, and Editing a Weather Report with Project Innovate iPads.
Evaluate: Peer Review of Videocasts and Self Reflection

Students were super excited to serve in a STEM role of either a meteorologist, director, videographer, or producer as part of the activity. Mrs. Wolfs students edited video content using the iOS applications Green Screen by Do Ink and iMovie. 

Mrs. Wolf's video production roles and rubric can be located below. 

The Meteorologist’s Responsibilities


- Help the Producer research your location and the weather

- Design the visual aid for the weather forecast

-Create the visual aid for the forecast (see teacher for supplied such as poster board)

-Dress nice!

- Perform the newscast on camera

-Complete the group Evaluation form

The Videographer’s Responsibilities


- Become familiar with iMovie on the iPad

-Become familiar with videoing on the iPad

-Plan out how you will film the Newscaster (sitting, standing, set...)

-Using the iPad, film the video of the newscaster

-Edit the video in iMovie

The Producer’s Responsibilities


- Assist the Newscaster in researching the location and its weather

-Write the script for the Newscaster

-Show the Director the final script

-Support the director

-Help with the filming process

-Share the final product (video) with the teacher through Google Drive


  1. This is awesome! I love the rubric, too!

  2. This is awesome! I love the rubric, too!

  3. What a great project! Thank you for including the 5E model you used and the rubric - this is a fantastic application for weather prediction and using the map and symbols for 4th grade. Way to go students!