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Keywords: Flip Cameras, persuasive techniques, creativity
Subject(s): Health and PE, Spelling, Grammar, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades 4 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Princess Anne Middle School, Virginia Bch, VA
Planned By: Debra Williams
Original Author: Debra Williams, Virginia Bch
Procedures:

1. I will teach a lesson on persuasive writing techniques.

2. Students will be asked to write their parents a letter persuading them that they
need a new pair of sneakers.

3. Students will share these with the class.

4. We will vote on the top three letters that had the best persuasive techniques.

5. Students will then be given the guidelines for their persuasive flip camera project.

Guidelines:

*Students need to choose a commercial product such as: toothpaste, shampoo, a piece of equipment used in sports, clothing, etc...

*They then have to make the product out of materials from home, or they may use the actual product but willo have to cover it with their original product name and label.

* Students may work in pairs using flip cameras to video each other's commercials.

* Once all commercials have been videotaped, we will let each person show their commercial on the promethean board.

*Students will vote on the top three commercials that were the most effective in persuading the public to buy their product.
Comments
Students absolutely love to use the flip cameras and watch their videos. This project will help eve the most reluctant student want to get involved. For those students who don't really like working with a partner, they may check out a camera and have someone at home video tape them
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This activity could be used in any subject.
Follow-Up
Students will share their videos with the class for a grade. the top three winners may get some sort of reward!
Materials: Flip Video
Other Items: 35 Flip Cameras, $29.99 each, total of $1049.65