For our final project in Course 3 we are asked to create a video to help develop our skills in this field and work on the art of digital storytelling.
The elementary school where I work has been implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom, especially the Morning Meeting component. In the Spring we were all asked to read “Teaching Children to Care” by Ruth Sidney Charney and participate in book discussion groups. This Fall we’ve been attending several professional development sessions to help build our knowledge of this process.
Our principal, Michael Hibbeln, asked me to create a short video to provide some information about Morning Meeting and show what’s been happening in the classrooms. It was shown to our Board of Trustees this week.
Here is the link to my school website where you can watch the video. Unfortunately, due to Italian privacy laws, I can’t post it here because our students are in the video, and we are only able to post their images on our school website.
The video was filmed on whatever cameras I could get my hands on at the time…Sony Bloggie cameras, Flip HD cameras, and my iPhone. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the result but it was difficult to get the sound to be great and a few seconds of the video is shakier than I’d like. I edited the footage in Windows Live Movie Maker.
Does your school use Responsive Classroom? We’d love to hear from you!