Long gone are the days of the principal reading the morning announcement over the school intercom. Although some elementary schools do still use their intercom for the morning announcements, most have a morning news production show that is streamed via closed circuit television school wide.
I am the technology teacher for over 1,000 student in grades K-5 in Alabama.
My students are at a Title 1 school where our current studio is a video camera and a laptop. Participating in a school production is a beneficial experience for students, and there are also school wide benefits to the morning news show. It becomes part of a classroom’s morning routine. Teachers and students have come to depend on it as an effective way to distribute information and reminders.
My students want to update the school television station. I am requesting a chromakey blue screen, clamps, lighting, and software. With the blue screen we will be able to take our announcement and lessons anywhere in the world. Imagine giving a news report from outer space!
Many students learn in different ways. Some are visual learners and the others are auditory learners, but one thing is for certain, all students tend to learn and retain the information better when they are engaged in the lesson.
Another way that students can use the program is as a way to express their creative ideas.
This is a way of K-5 students bringing education to life.
Communication skills are gained behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Writing the script reinforces the writing process learned in the classroom, giving students real life application of research skills, editing, and grammar. This project will give them 21 century skills and hopefully a taste of a future career.
Westcott Illusions Video Green Screen Software Lite Bundle
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 2400 Watt Softbox Continuous Light Kit with Overhead Head Light Boom Kit, 2 x Softbox Light Kit, 1 x Softbox Light Kit on Boom Kit, All Light Boxes Come with 4 x 45 Watt 6500K CFL Total 12 Bulbs, Carrying Case, AGG891
ePhoto 10x20ft Video Chromakey Chrom Key Blue Screen Support System Stands Kit 901+10x20Blu
Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack
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