Over the last week my 7th grade students have been working on a video project that I outlined last spring.
Students have spent time working on identifying and defining the 5 themes of geography, writing scripts, and now recording video of how the 5 themes fit into their lives in Blairsburg, IA. Yesterday I sent one group to main street to film, while I escorted another group all the way out to Old 20 from the school! For those of you unfamiliar with the area, we walked about 30 minutes (about 2 miles) to take 15 seconds of video.
At the beginning of the project the students were featured in an article on the front page of the local paper, the Daily Freeman Journal. The kids are using iPads, iPods, and phones to capture the video that they will edit using iMovie and Splice after we are finished. More to come!