My professor this past semester shared this video that another student of hers had made. It was his project in another course and as you can see is quite an impressive use of vimeo and raw talent! He is using this as a way to reach kids both in the classroom and later for "refreshing" at home or elsewhere. Imagine if an entire English department each took a writing trait and developed a video mini-lesson like this to add to a bank of videos to be used in the school? It could be used as part of a lesson in class but also for students to access outside to strengthen their writing whenever necessary! I am starting to develop my own video lesson this summer. I hope a few of my colleagues might want to help share the load... :)
I am worried about the current trend in public education that forces students to learn in a set model. Americans have always been known for their ingenuity and creative problem solving. Will this continue to be the case under the current model of standardized testing? Just wondering...
For Your Viewing Pleasure...
I love film and all of the connections tied to this art form. I often find myself watching a video that I just need to share! I am not a filmaker by any means, but I do appreciate the power, beauty, humor and emotion that can be associated with film. Enjoy!
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