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In class the students will review Jesus’ journey of the Stations of the Cross.
Each student will pray and reflect on the stations. They will then reflect on the many ways that individuals and groups of people continue to live out the Stations in their every day culture and life. They will search the internet for pictures that would portray a modern-day versions for each of the stations. They then will create an animated slide show incorporating the pictures with words and music using Animoto. As we prepare for Holy Week the students will use this completed project in class as a way to pray with and meditate on the Stations of the Cross as they were lived both by Jesus and our world today.
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1. Students will reflect on the stations.
2.They will use Google to find pictures that portray a modern -day version of the stations. Saving all their pictures in .jpg format into the server folder made for this purpose. Pictures cannot be put on a word document since the .jpg are then incorporated into word. If this research is done at home they can get the pictures here by either saving them to a thumb drive, using the digital drop-box in BB or emailing each picture to themselves.
3. After a short introduction to Animoto they will create a pictorial representation of their modern-day version of the stations. They will tell the story of modern-day stations using pictures , words and sound.
4. The finished product will be downloaded as a mp4 and saved to their server account.
5. Also after the slideshow is rendered the embed code will be placed on their wikispace page for class access.
6. During Holy Week the students will use the completed project in class as a way to pray with and meditate on the Stations of the Cross as they were lived both by Jesus and our world today.
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Through this project students had the opportunity to think more deeply about the stations, about Jesus' suffering and how today many people from all walks and cultures are still suffering. They also had the opportunity to work with a web 2.0 tool called Animoto to creatively present their stations in slideshow format with words and music therefore expanding and honing their technology skills.


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This project designed and implemented by Kathleen Ochs, Theology teacher for Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Wikispace design and technical assistance furnished by Carol Siwinski, Instructional Technology Coordinator.