Day 85 (of 185) critical thinking through mockumentaries

Day 85 (of 185) critical thinking through mockumentaries

We’ve done the brainstorming. Checked out spaghetti trees and house hippos. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfi8OEz0rA

And now started into our own critical thinking challenges! We have our own “legends” – two decades ago our school won a Scholastic young author contest about “The Shoe Monster”……and a “found film” may have been located about this creature.

We live by a lake. That means there are some searches for legends around lake mermaids, Shuwaggi (our lesser known lake monster and possible relation to neighbouring Ogopogo…..which I may or may not have seen once in my youth….but may have been a lighting/water trick….maybe….

The fun part is using our imaginations to try to create presentations that might trick some viewers – but in the same way that the BBC created the spaghetti tree documentary and the ?? Made the commercial about the house hippo – as an April fools trick to use creative collaboration in order to promote critical thinking. 

So….looking forward to seeing the ongoing results as we use descriptive feedback loops – I’m helping them and they’re helping me….Because I’m working on one too. 

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Principal of Sorrento Elementary Educator pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Piloting ePortfolios
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