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How might we enrich video with other resources or experiences so that it better supports your practice?

In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

Opening Your Classroom to Share Student Success

Teachers, and students, need exemplars and models when embarking on new activities or attempting to use technologies or skills that are new to them. I would love to create a website dedicated just to models of student work--great Prezi's, awesome iMovies, clear and clever writing pieces, above average PowerPoints, musical pieces and art work.

Potential Impact

Teachers can use the site to fish for ideas and projects (assignments, descriptors, criteria and project rubrics would be posted). Then, teachers and students can see the magic of student creativity. If parents allowed, I would love to include contact info so students could even collaborate.

Possible Implementation

It would be easy to implement. Build the site, share with educators locally, LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, whatever works. On my website, click on The Giver Project and also Fabulous Student work.

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4 Years Ago

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Brandy P Community Guide

LA Urban Teacher Residency

Hi Amber--Exemplars and models are so key to helping our students understand the components of high quality work. Beyond iMovies, are there other opportunities to incorporate video?

4 Years Ago

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Amber C

Frontier Middle School

Thanks for the encouragement. I'd like to use the website to also upload student presentations and allow them to reflect after viewing--a step I think many teachers forget for their students (and themselves!). This can all be viewed as a PD experience because you and I could discuss how we'd grade it, which rubric might be most effective, suggestions, etc. Like I mentioned, I really want to try this open classroom concept. I'm in the middle of final exams, so thanks for the conversation. Stirred up my thinking again.

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