Sunday, February 6, 2011

Technology In the Hallways

Kim Holland is blazing the trail for a revolution in Mobile, Co. She just finished her book trailer for a bulletin board at St. Elmo Elementary. A movie for a bulletin board? You read it right. This month, Dina Tillman and I were assigned to a 10 foot bulletin board with one requirement and one restriction-- we were asked to focus on Black History Month figures, but without using celebrities or athletes. So we elected to plaster our board with black, children's book authors and their corresponding book covers.



Okay, so the movie/ bulletin board connection is still not clear? Well, we decided to attach a folder with links to book trailers that are being created by EDM 310 students, and Kim has submitted her exemplary trailer of More Than Anything Else first.



This is just the start. These movies will be shown in the library, and looped on the welcome television in the lobby. St Elmo Principal Fletcher caught wind of our plans and has decided to upload them to the school's closed network, and likely even add one of them to the end of her School Board Presentation as an example of how St. Elmo is pushing the against the borders in regards to technology. What a wonderful place to be a student teacher! Thank you EDM310 for supporting our quest to integrate new learning and producing opportunities via technology in the Mobile County Public School System.

See Kim's thoughts about her book trailer making process below!

21 comments:

  1. What a great project. Not only is this a great way to make a bulletin board more interesting, it is a great example of how you can work together as a group to create. This is an inspiring project and I am very impressed.

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  2. I am really excited about this as well-- Over the past few weeks, I have found tons of fun and effective ways to incorporate what we (the EDM staff) have been preaching and teaching for months now, but this is so great because it is effecting student learning at the school level.

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  3. Anthony, I love this project! Kim, excellent job! I'm excited to see the rest of them. Seeing things like this get me excited about having my future students have more control of their education!

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  4. Why am I still teaching when I could have retired a long time ago? This is why! The dream is coming true, isn't it Anthony! Thanks to all of you. You make me proud!

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  5. Great job with the movie trailers for books! What a wonderful way to get students excited about reading! Use something they familiarize with - movie trailers and technology - to make books new and exciting!

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  6. Excellent job! The trailer made me want to read the book too.

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  7. That was excellent! I love it! It made me want to read the book.

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  8. Awesome job! Wonderful trailer and great idea Anthony!

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  9. It is wonderful to be at a school with such a supportive staff. The librarian, Mrs. Dawes, was very helpful in helping us select books she had available. Mrs. Fletcher, the principal, has completely opened her school to us giving us a chance to learn and experience so much. We were told by Kelly Byrd, our USA supervisor, that we would love St. Elmo and she was right. They have been very receptive of us and our ideas. Thank you Anthony for working with me and keeping me motivated to be the best teacher I can be!

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  10. I love the trailer! Great job Kim!

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  11. I really like this concept! I think a lot of young kids simply pick a book off the shelf simply based on the way the cover looks. Seeing a book trailer might make them consider reading or checking out a book from their school library they might not have before. This particular trailer really looked just like the trailers they show at the movies. So good job, guys!

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  12. Very nice, I'm not sure I have ever seen a book trailer before but that was pretty good.

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  13. This is a wonderful idea, but I am wondering about copy write laws?L

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  14. I enjoyed the book trailer so much, i want to put the staff on notice, and say, i want to do one. Even though no more spots are available, let me pick something, to send a message to the kids at St. Elmo. this one is on the house.

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  15. Woodie!!! I am so happy that you are ready to tackle one of these :-) You will be required to do one in March, so you may want to keep chucking away at your other excellent projects like the JAZZ presentation. I can't wait to see it. If you need anymore help, please let me know-- I think I learned more about Jazz than you learned about the process of google presentation making the other night.

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  16. Really great idea! I loved it! I also think it is a FANTASTIC way to grab children's attention! How awesome!

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  17. That was a great trailer! I wish my English teachers in high school had done these for all the books we had to read. I would have been excited enough to actually read them.

    Great Job!!

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  18. This is a great trailer. I was impressed by how well it turned out. Very good job Kim.

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  19. I am officially inspired and motivated. I will be adding to EDM310 in a few weeks if my student teaching goes as planned. Trailers for books. What a wonderful way to engage readers and entice them to want to read!

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  20. This is wonderful...lucky students to have so many teachers passionate about learning!

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