This class has gone by incredibly fast- at the onset 6 weeks seemed like forever, but, as with most things, time slips by quickly and suddenly you are looking at the end of another journey. For us, the class culminated in a final project. We could take whatever our passion is, whatever we were interested in and translate that into a 6 minute video. There were several required parts, but the jist of it was that you could use transitions, music, narration and above all you had to tell a story.
I had several ideas of what to do, initially thinking I would create a children's book that was similar to what my students need to do for their 8th grade research project, but that never sat right. Eventually I struck upon the idea that I wanted to tell the story of our school, using the library motto as a guide "Exploring the past, Experiencing the present, Building the future" from there building the story was simple. Creating the perfect video was not. I struggled with the transitions between the 3 sections, I fought to get a consistent volume and tone on the narration, and I labored over choosing the right pictures to fit the arc of the story. In the end I'm happy with what I've created. I plan to revisit it in a few weeks and clean it up even more, I think right now I need some space from it and that will allow me to look at it from a distance and maybe be able to objectively see what needs to fixed.
So... without further ado... here is my video. It reminds me of how far Lincoln Middle has come and all the reasons I love teaching there!
This page is my home for all my studies. Initially started when I was a graduate student at Syracuse University in Library & Information Science:School Media, it has seen me through that degree plus a CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Starting in the Fall of 2018 I will use it for my newest endeavor, a certificate in Native American Studies at Montana State University.
On occasion I will also post interesting articles or my thoughts on things related to my job as a Middle School Librarian in an Expeditionary Learning School.