Presenter:
Michele Bucher
Manheim Township
michele_bucher@mtwp.net
colette_cairns@mtwp.net


Interactive Project--done with low level seniors. They were seniors who were not proficient on PSSA's. They are required to take this course if they did not pass the PSSA's.

Students were required to to a final project for the course. The interactive project included using Google Maps, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, interactive websites (mileage calculators, hotel rates, plane fares, etc.), Audacity, and Moviemaker. (Google Docs created...and gaggle email create for each student prior to beginning the project.)

The requirements of the project were to have the students create a trip using google maps. The students were required to have three legs of the trip. The students calculated the nautical mileage of the trip. The students also used trig calculations legs of the trip. Students were given an amount of money they could use for the trip, and they needed to keep a budget using Microsoft Excel for every aspect of the trip, such as....hotels, airfare, food, snacks, activities, etc.

The students presented their trip using audacity and moviemaker. The students found pictures on the internet and created a slideshow of their trip. The students wrote a script to accompany their slides and recorded their script using audacity. The audacity file was then imported into moviemaker and the slides and audio were matched up to create a final presentation.

Below are the documents for this project. Feel free to alter, edit, or use the documents below.

Planning a Vacation Handout
Planning_a_Vacation.doc
Mileage Calculator
http://www.symsys.com/~ingram/mileage/index.php
Link to Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/
Vacation Itinerary
Vacation_Itinerary.doc
Vacation Budget
vacation_budget.xls
Rubric for Budget
budget_rubric.doc
Rubric for Itinerary
itinerary_rubric.doc
Script
THE_SCRIPT.doc
Scoring Rubric
scoring_rubric_all_parts.doc







Google Maps was used...Create a trip. (An account for Google needed to be created, as well as Gaggle accounts)
The students had to choose locations. They had to Mark locations. They had to have a starting point and ending point. They also had to calculate the nautical mileage of the trip. They had to calculate angles of the trip. They had to plan a trip and create a budget in excel.
The students created a movie. They first used audacity to create the script using audacity. You could either use audacity or garageband for this part of the project. The students also used moviemaker to create the movie.