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Who is Seth Low? by Mind Map: Who is Seth Low?
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Who is Seth Low?

Culmination: Seth Lowe Resource Website

age-appropriate resources copied/pasted onto site

student photos, voices, etc. uploaded to site

site to be linked on the 1st grade class page


brooklyn historical society

primary source docs

article about birds, silk road (historical context)

how S Lowe designed a moving sidewalk

teachers work with Rhys to create a resource website of the above


reading info texts

Conducting interviews, Asking follow up questions about interviews, Summarizing info from interviews

Web research


Turning interview summaries into narration

Essential Questions

who is seth lowe?

did a lot for the city

concerned about education

where is brooklyn?

naming things: why are things named what they are?

Unit Goals

reflect on the process: archive learning on website and iBook

how to write an interview question

about the neighborhood/community (how do they provide for families)

Digital media skills

Internet research - finding relevant info on a page you provide

Introduction to multimedia production software (iMovie/voicethread/podcasting)

Intro to photos (scavenger hunt of details in the park)

Media literacy concepts

People get information from various media

Matching images of park with info in iMovie/voicethread

Multimedia production is similar to writing

Videos/podcasts are constructed by people

Potential Production Activities

recorded interviews


follow up questions

Seth Low Website Production

digesting resources

reposting the primary sources are on a google site

looking at the images first, then read for information


indigo project

coney island oral history blog

digital photography (group?)

Rhys models a lesson on close-up, mid-shot, wide shot, and framing, listen to a passage read aloud about Seth Lowe park for kids (put them on the SMART board), kids: draw a picture that would go along with one of the statements (kids choose one), rhys: use photobooth to capture kids sketches, discuss - framing the important info: use SMARTBOARD tools to re-frame sketches as close-ups mid shots & wide shots, why did you draw close ups, mid shots or wide shots?, how could the same idea be shown in a wide shot (what was left out/what could be left out?

kids take photos in the park based on storyboards, and/or lists of visual details of the park from the texts that they read for photos

add them to a picasa slideshow on the website summaries (group)

have kids decide what images they need to support 5 statements about what they learned

gather images from park, interviews, web...

upload images from: park, interviews, web to VT

record big idea summaries of what they learned to images in VT, why interview people?, what were our interview questions, who was Seth Lowe? (5 pics, 5 facts?), where is Seth Lowe Park? (map)

5 pics, 5 statements?

post to the website

video interviews (group)

upload raw interviews to the website (no editing)

one kid camera

one kid asks questions

simulate the speech by opening of B Bridge (group)

separate the speech into X lines. record X kids reading lines in front of a green screen. superimpose BBridge behind them.

community walk virtual tour (group)

have a group take photos on walk

upload photos with captions to the website in a slideshow

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