Shaking Up the Morning Broadcast

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November 7, 2014 by Dr. Robbie Barber

Today’s presentation at #GaETC was “Shaking Up the Morning Broadcast: Moving Away from Talking Heads”.

To Review the Important Points:

  • Always start by teaching Copyright
  • Recommend using Creative Commons
  • In teaching students, start off slow.  My first assignment doubles as a test for following directions.
  • Use a storyboard.  Mine is a simple 3 column structure.  You can make your own.  But make the students organize their idea in a storyboard.
  • If you’re making a movie, no more than 5 words on a screen at a time.
  • 3 Friend Rule: Ask 3 friends before asking me!  IF four students don’t know how to do something, stop and TEACH everyone!

Presentation in PDF format:

What I Didn’t Mention:

  • You don’t need to go to video.  Find ways to change what you are doing.  It’s doing the same thing every day that loses the attention of the students.
  • I love Green Screen by DoInk.  It’s an iPad app that cost $3 and students can learn it and use it immediately.
  • Practice, practice, practice.  Even the easy apps, like Green Screen, take some practice.
  • If you put students on the screen, change them up.  Please don’t limit it to the same 5-10 students all year when you have several hundred in the building.
  • Keep it short – five minutes is a maximum.
  • It won’t be perfect.  If students are doing this, and they should, it won’t be perfect.  That’s what makes it so watchable.

Have fun!

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