7 Step Sway Multimedia Project
1 Prewriting and Drafting
Give students the project page and have them choose their topic for the seven step writing assignment. Once you have approved their topics students will need to list their steps and begin writing their first draft.
After your topic is approved, you will list your seven steps in order. Then you will write a short paragraph describing that step. You will also want to think about any images, websites, or videos that support your description. Next, you will draft an introduction and conclusion paragraph for your essay and ultimately your presentation.
2 Collaborative Editing
Have students share their drafts giving commenting or editing privileges to their collaborative editing partner. If your school uses Office 365, you will want to use that or you can use Google Drive.
Once you have finished your draft, you will partner with a classmate to review each other’s drafts by sharing your draft giving commenting or editing privileges to your partner. You will look for the following in your partner’s essay:
Is the flow for this essay organized and logical?
Is there an area of the essay that needs more support?
Is the introduction and conclusion effective at previewing/reviewing content?
Do the transitions provide for a cohesive flow from step to step?
If you are an Office 365 district/campus, you may follow the directions as described. If not, you may use the Google Apps as an alternative. You may also want to give students an option for which web-based tool they want to use. The directions given are for using Office Sway.
See project page above for rubric.
For this project we will be using two different applications to help us produce our multimedia presentation. We will begin with Microsoft Word. We will type our revised draft in Microsoft word and make each paragraph its own section. You will also give each paragraph and section its own title.
You will use the heading styles for the title. This will make it easy to produce your multimedia presentation in Sway. After typing, you will want to find images, videos, and links to support your steps and save them to your H:, OneDrive, or Edmodo backpack.