Wednesday, July 18, 2007

[TIPS] Missed the NECC closing Keynote?

It's 45 minutes long, but (IMHO) well worth the time invested to watch it. You'll see examples of student-produced videos on some heavy duty subjects - made by MIDDLE SCHOOL students. A couple things to think about. First, could you get YOUR teachers to accept this kind of project instead of a final exam? Second, given the quality of these videos, are we underestimating our high school students and accepting material that truly is beneath their ability?
Oh, and when he interviews the kids, make sure you watch the first girl. I LOVED the expression on her face at one point. You'll know it. :-)
Don't have 45 minutes to watch this? Turn it on and let it run in the background then switch over to it when he shows the movies. You'll be glad you did.
His school's website is here: . Check out the link to their Film Festival.

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