PSA#1 – Students learn how to make a Public Service Announcement using only pictures, no video footage. After lecture and multiple examples of student work, students brainstormed to pick topics for their PSAs. Students must develop the PSA with detailed documentation as follows, from start to finish. Content will be researched using a variety of proven sources, and images will be collected from various online and offline sources as well.
Students will use Adobe Photoshop to prepare images – size must be 800×600 pixels or 1026×768 pixels for optimal production using iMovie. Students are encouraged to use text screens to enhance their message, and an audio track must be included. PSAs are to be at one of the following lengths: 30 sec., 45 sec., or 60 sec.
Students will be graded on these assignment posts and in the standard prescribed assignment posting format on their ePortfolios. (Posting format is on my instructional blog):
- Elevator Speech: Narrative paragraph(s) describing the PSA, intent/message, audience, and sources of content. (20 points)
- PSA Script: Scene by scene set-up, and detailed description of content and flow. (20 points)
- PSA Production: Using iMovie, content is assembled and edited for presentation. (60 points)
- ePortfolio archive: Students post all components with an assignment description and reflection. (20 points)