I wish each of you had added some excitement to the video! You each had some great summaries of the book but frankly this podcast might as well have been an audio podcast because the video did not add anything special to the project. You need to get up and move around! Add fun transitions and a good theme. Maybe you could have given a demonstration of something you learned from the book or some sound effects and music?
First a comment about your video. See Elizabeth's suggestions. Even cropping the video would have helped. I am separately emailing you with an example of how cropping would have helped. Even though you attempted to simulate a conversation, it really was not one. You got started with conversations but then out came the papers and the reading began. Kayle came close to not reading, but even she slipped a bit. Next semester I am going to BAN READING. Outlines would be permitted BUT NOT TEXT THAT IS READ. I think I will also convert the Green Screen movie into a podcast (or combine the two) and maybe make the first PBL Lesson Plan a Podcast in which the students discuss their plan and connect the plan to Markham's suggestions/ideas. Any thoughts on these ideas? Close to a conversation (a lot closer than some others). Good coverage of material.