Pitching the Product
Like so many projects I start with my students, this one began with my own desire to play with and explore digital video production. As a result, the Williamston Digital Broadcasting Project was launched.
Announcements at Williamston High School
Gathered and typed by vice principal
Gathered and typed by students
Read by SGA volunteer participants
Read by Mass Media class members
Shot and aired live
Prerecorded and edited
The “old way” was not the most efficient use of time. So I pitched an alternative to my administrators:
There is no need for the responsibility of daily announcements to fall on the already over-taxed administration and a few students who regularly volunteer their time before school. With proper hardware and software, we can create a much more professional announcement program and begin podcasting as a form of community outreach. This model will allow the meaningful incorporation of 21st century literacy practices while highlighting the qualities
and attributes of Williamston High School.
Yeah, I practiced before I went to that meeting.