Friday, January 22, 2016

Blended Learning: Historical Novel Newscast Update

Students are in full on production mode for their first "news-update."

After a brief study of journalistic writing and a close viewing of example newscasts, they wrote scripts in which they interviewed characters and brought to light the issues posed by a yellow fever outbreak in early-American Philadelphia (8th grade) and the struggle between foreign landlords and peasants in 19th century Ireland (7th grade).

Today, we began filming using our new professional green-screen.

Look out for the first final cut videos sometime next week. Here are a few sneak preview still shots.