Trustworthy Fourth Graders

TrustworthyStudents in Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Downey’s class have been studying what it means to be trustworthy.  They’ve blogged about it, and created videos (using Videolicious) to describe their understanding of trustworthiness.

Here is one of my favorites!

The Meanings of Trusthworthy

Check out all the videos and blog posts by visiting their class blog, and leave a comment or two!




Newest Version of Did You Know?

This is the version I showed to to GWC yesterday during the faculty meeting. I know some of you were interested in seeing it again or taking a look at the wiki that goes along with it. Here’s the video:[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

And you can find more information and all the versions of the presentation on the Shifthappens Wiki.

Flip Videos at East Salem

We have two new pieces of equipment at East Salem thanks to a Food Lion Grant. They are called Flip Videos. These cute little devices will record video with the push of a button…and they attach directly to your computer to remove the videos when they are done. And, if that wasn’t cool enough, they also come with their own video editing software, running right on the camera itself (so nothing to install beforehand). When we bought them, our hope was that they’d be used by kids! So, what better way to tell the teachers about them than to let the kids do a demo? I found a few kids from Mrs. Chittum’s class and handed them the cameras…no instructions on how they worked. In less than 30 sec. they were taping one another…then we were off to do interviews! Here’s the video they made to show the teachers how these little gadgets work:

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If you are interested in having your students use these in class, see Luci to check them out.