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The original posting can be viewed here. COLLECTIVE FEEDBACK: 6-WORD MEMOIRS As much as my current English unit is about the connection between the author’s experience and literate work, I am slowly interjecting a discussion of design elements and how we in the 21st century make meaning through varied modalities. In class today, I shared three student examples from last Friday’s 6-Word Memoir...
Teaching writing does not have to be this way: Assign a random or irrelevant writing prompt with teacher as sole audience or an unknown audience. Expect impeccable writing skills from every student.  Skip any type of modeling of the type of writing to be done. Students should all know how to write by now.  Provide no rubric, or checklist or give rubrics and checklists students don't understand. ...
Originally published on August 21, 2012 at Democratizing Composition. To really flip a classroom, we have to go past the idea that letting kids shuffle the cards we give them somehow disadvantages the house. Instead, we have to trust kids with significant amounts of power and control over their learning across media, and we have to invite them to take up that power as often as they can. Towards...
This year I have followed the work of Jennifer Graham-Wright who teaches sixth grade language arts at Walton Middle School. Jennifer is one of those rare educators who will plunge into making changes in practice with some immediacy if she sees the change as benefitting the young people she serves. This year, she changed learning spaces over the winter holidays, moving to an environment of caves,...
Keywords: elementary, video, editing, sound
“It’s in the can!” With shooting done, the crew moves to post-production. Working with digital video, many of the terms of filmmaking make little sense and “it’s in the can” is one definitely lost on the children. Living in a decidedly non-linear world, students often don’t know you have to rewind the tape in the camera in order to see the takes. (In fact, many kids didn’t even know that the...
How Young Students Produce Video Texts So, maybe you want to get students involved in making videos but you don’t know where to start. Its not an easy task but, then again, no writing is. In this section I will take you through the major steps of the video making process. No video production is the same so please remember that flexibility is important. Students in the after-school program...
cover 3.jpg The question of how to use technology in the classroom can often divide a school. Some teachers will embrace what's available to them, designing innovative multimedia projects which use all the gadgets at hand. Others, perhaps as a reaction to the first group, will resolve to do things the way they've always done, at best sending students to the...
Keywords: elementary, video, editing, sound
Post-production work includes video and sound editing (see related links below). Here, a trio of kids are executing voice overdubs for the student production "The Haunted School." In this video, all of the sound had been done in post-production, our first production to pull off this feat. In the clip, one of the main actors has been asked to come in for the second time to perform a few more lines...
At first glance, it is possible to understate the writing that takes place in video production. Students are constantly contributing to the final product-- whether it be revising the script or editing shot footage-- but there is also a great amount of “downtime” where students must wait for crew members to prepare, setup, clarify, and so on. The crew can get noisy and they appear disorganized and...
Keywords: peer editing
Rationale Computer skills are usually taught in isolation, with the focus being on the computer itself.  This project moves the computer to the background used only as a tool for a larger purpose.  The creation of the stories was the focus.  The skills needed to complete the task take on a more applicable and tangible role, as the students know that final judgement is in the hands of their...