Our students are getting into movie making at a very early age. Yesterday, with the help of our new netBooks I had a group of 16 fifth graders giving up their recess to play producers. First we explored the ability of the our new netBooks to record video. That was a hoot to see since I allowed them to just play around and explore. Next I had them put on their headphones and microphones to record sound. Finally, we put the two pieces together. All of this was pretty remarkable since we only had twenty-five minutes from start to finish. All-in-all the students did a great job. The students are ready to form a club and start producing. Since I want them to gain needed skills they will be able to use in the classroom I'm planning a bit more structure to it all and have found Silvia Tolisano to be a great resource.
Originally from Indiana I've called Texas my home for the last 9 years and absolutely loved living there. Moving away from my Texas friends was a hard choice but being closer to family was important at this time of my life. No, I don't miss the snow and cold weather in Indiana and would rather "bake" in the Texas heat! The love of my life for the past 38 years and I have a long distance marriage since our family situation requires him to be with them. I recently began cross stitching, quilting and kniting again. I look forward to giving more grandma hugs and meeting great people while enjoying the weather here in NC.