My students are hungry to learn and use technology to advance their own knowledge and skills. Being from a rural town, that thrives on agriculture, doesn't stop our youth from wanting the chance to explore and grow in creative ways.
We are creating spaces in our schools to give kids the opportunity Grow and Learn Together (GALT).
Having opportunities to explore creative technology engages my students. I want to create projects for them to challenge their practices of being consumers of technology, to creators of technology.
They can do amazing and creative things, given the resources to do so.
My students are beginning to move out into the community to video record interviews and news segments about stories that are relevant to them. We have practiced our skills at school and are ready to move beyond the four walls of the classroom. The carts and backpacks will help us get our video equipment to different locations, to film.
Having a cart and backpacks will make our current video production equipment more mobile.
We have already filmed two news segments in our community this school year and have had to carry heavy equipment in multiple loads, to our locations. The cart will help us carry all the equipment in one trip. The backpacks will allow each team of students to carry their camera, clipboards, microphones and batteries, much easier. We will also be able to customize them with our news show logo, using the heat transfer vinyl.
As the news program grows at our school, we are being asked to help make videos for a variety of purposes. The ability to go mobile will help make this easier. The finished videos are shared with the school and online community.
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