Lesson Plan

Who CARES? We Do!

Students create a multi-media presentation about what the PBiS rules look like in school.
Emily S.
Technology coordinator
Holly Hills Elementary School
Denver, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

1. identify and model CARE behavior (Caring, Attitude, Responsibility, Effort).

2. plan and produce a multimedia video using google draw and iMovie.

Transfer Goal

Effectively communicate for different purposes and varied audiences using appropriate media.

I CAN statement
I CAN create a presentation using technology to collect, organize, create, and present information.

Enduring Understanding

Technology is a tool that can be used for collecting, organizing, creating, and presenting information.

English Language Arts
Grades 3
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook: Making Movies

Start by showing students an example of an iMovie trailer.  (There are many examples on YouTube if you don't have an example.) Tell students they will be making their own movie trailer for our school. 

Split students up into groups of 4. Each team member will have a job.

1. Director–create circle map script and makes all final decisions if there is not agreement among the group

2. Editor–puts video footage into iMovie

​3. Cameraman–records all video

4. Main actor–Does most of the acting in the video footage

Each group will be responsible for creating a multi–media production that illustrates one of the school PBiS rules.

2 Direct Instruction

Google Drive
Free, Paid

The director will create a circle map for the group using Google draw. As a team, students brainstorm what examples will go into the movie trailer. If their rule is Responsible, for example, they should consider the following questions:

What does responsibility look like . . .

  • in the computer lab?
  • in the hallway?
  • in the bathroom?
  • in the lunchroom?

The director records their ideas on the circle map as they make a plan for how to produce their movie. 

3 Guided Practice: B–Roll

Students choose which iMovie trailer to use for their production. The editor needs to write down the number of pictures,  videos, and sentences their team will need for the trailer they choose. I recommend drawing the same story board as the iMovie trailer.  As a team, students decide what kind of footage to record for their production.  The editor records on the storyboard. 

4 Independent Practice

Once each team has their storyboard plan,  they can begin recording. Each video clip, taken by the cameraman, should be no more than 5 - 10 sec. The main actor should be in every or almost every picture and video clip, but the other members of the group can be in the video as well. The iMovie trailer does not allow voice or sound, so the noise level does not matter. Each group should show at least 3 different parts of the school in which to represent their rule. 

5 Wrap Up

Google Drive
Free, Paid

With input from the rest of the team, the editor puts the video clips into place, and the director types in the words. Once the iMovie trailer is complete, the editor will upload it into their google drive and share it with the other members of their group.

Using the google drive link, create a QR code of the trailer using qrstuff.com, and post the QR codes around the school for others to view.