Comments (3)

Comment RSS

HI, I was wondering what kind

Was this helpful?
0

HI,
I was wondering what kind of consent forms you used in your school when filimng the news channel and filming clips of students that may be used in your news channel.

Mechelle De Craene (not verified)

Dear Tony and Bonnie, Thank

Was this helpful?
0
Dear Tony and Bonnie, Thank you for sharing these stories. It is so inspiring. I'm going to share this with my fellow special education teachers. Best Wishes, Mechelle : )
Bonnie Bracey Sutton (not verified)

Maybe some of the students

Was this helpful?
0
Maybe some of the students who dream these dreams, don't have access to the equipment that would let them be involved in multimedia in this way. So we use alternative methods to create their presence on the air. I had a wonderful friend who was a career school principal. Tom Smolenski, and there was a television studio in his career school. In the classroom, we practiced the news, observed the news, and even did a small newspaper, scanning the various newpapers with the help of some of the programs that bring the news into the classroom in the form of a newspaper, and some online presence as well as the initiative from the Newspaper Association to help students learn to read the news. Then we practiced broadcasting. They would submit their news to the editor, me and a couple of parents, and then they were also editors in some ways. The wordprocessor got a work out. The newspapers sometimes had articles that we sort of did not discuss if they were out of the realm of classroom discussion. Then we found that we could take a tour of the local NBC affiliate. ( we had a parent who helped us to do this). It was so amazing to the students to actually visit a news station. And each got their chance to be on camera.. and to be in a faux commercial. More than that, they talked to the on air personalities. When we returned to school and prepared for our broadcast, at the high school , it was hard work, good practice, great stories, and so on. We were told if the broadcast was good it could air on our local educational channel. We pulled out all of the stops to make sure that it was a quality broadcast.. of course there was one kid who never had his stuff, and when it was time for the broadcast practice, he didn't have what he needed. As an aside to him, I said, what if your favorite sports broadcaster just said, well, I didn't do my work. what then? He smiled. The next time he was ready. We learned a little about lighting, a lot about delivery, much about preparing the set and then using inclusive videotape. We weren't as good as NBC, but you know, children love the adventure of learning when it is their work. They were so proud to be able to deliver the news. Though our school did not have a television network, we did have broadcasting in the form of radio , and it had not been used that much. We started to use it again and other classes also began. So we had our daily news. Eventually the PTA purchased equipment for us. The media specialist often arranged reporters from different classrooms and we were on.. on television as a school delivering the news. One child said... " Looks easier than it is!" Another wangled his way into a local broadcasting project that involved students. This was a triumph for a school of little means, with big ideas and creative ways to get there. Bonnie Bracey Sutton
see more see less