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Keywords: Flip Video, interview, grandparent's day, questions,
Subject(s): Video, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Grammar
Grades K through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Foot of Ten Elementary School, Duncansville, PA
Planned By: Heather Lightner
Original Author: Heather Lightner, Duncansville
Name: Heather Lightner
Subject: Grandparent's Day/ English/Writing/Flip Videos
Grade: 4th

Objectives:
From a list of 30 questions,TSW interview their grandparent (s) for National Grandparents Day
TSW use the flip videos to record the memorable experience.
TSW have videos downloaded and burned onto a DVD for a personal keepsake.

Standards: 3.6.4.B

Materials:
flip videos
Grandparent's Day questions
Grandparents
Chairs
Seating Labels

Lesson Outline:
1. As grandparents arrive to the classroom, the students will welcome them into the room.
2. Teacher will meet and greet the grandparents and discuss the events planned for the activity. The students have already been given a training on handling and using the flip videos in the classroom.
3. Teacher will express the importance of grandparents (older adults/special people) and how every moment must be treasured. To help do that, the students will be taking this time to ask important questions and video tape the grandparents while answering them. Since some students may have multiple grandparents, the students will have to ask questions and record all of them.
4. Teacher will explain to the grandparents that this opportunity is for them to share stories, tell jokes, and create a lasting memory.
5. If time, the students can then give the flip cameras to the grandparents and have them record and the students can answer questions.
6. Upon the completion of the activity, the students will take their flip cameras and begin the dowloading and burning process. When complete, the students will have a keepsake DVD to share with their grandparents.

Interview Questions:
1. Where were you born? What year?
2. What are the names and birthdates of your brothers and sisters?
3. Did you have a pet when you were growing up?
4. Did you get an allowance?
5. Who was more strict, your mom or dad?
6. What were your favorite games and activities?
7. What chores were assigned to you?
8. What did your house look like? Is it still the same?
9. Did your house have electricity when you were young?
10. What traditions did your family have?
11. Did your family have big reunions?
12. Did you like school? What kinds of grades did you get?
13. What were your favorite subjects?
14. When you were a teenager, what time did you have to be home at night?
15. How old were you when you met grandma/grandpa?
16. How old were you when you got married?
17. What was your first job?
18. Tell me about my mom/dad when he/she was growing up.
19. What makes you proud of my mom/dad?
20. Have you accomplished what you wanted in life?
21. What do you think the President should do for the country now?
22. What advice would you like to give me?


Note: Spending and cherishing time with grandparents is very important. One never knows when or how long we will be able to cherish it. I want the opportunity to do this project annually and having flip videos for my classroom will help me continously compelte this project and many more projects with my students. This year I only had enough flip videos for 10 of my students and the rest did podcasts. Having a classroom set would allow many educational opportunities to take place on a more frequent basis. The ones we have now are for the ENTIRE district, making them difficult to use.


Materials: Flip Video, CDs and DVDs