We think you should have your class make a news vlog because...
- it helps you become more confident with speaking
- making a news vlog means you are writing for a real reason
- you get feedback and suggestions from a real audience
- it's fun
- people like to watch a video rather than read a whole lot of text.
We have a huge writing cycle on our wall that the children use to prompt them through the stages of writing including conferencing and final drafting which is done using either google docs or Word. This latter stage entails no formatting and this is what they bring to the teacher conference. It should be indicative of what they can do... Over the past 12 months, we have begun to develop specific literacy cycles as a class - these include cycles for podcasting, different genre and blogging cycles.
Our latest cycle is for our class vlogging. The class has put together the cycle below and have been working on a mocumentary to help subsequent Scoopers put together their "scoop".