A 21st Century Education Grant from The Success Foundation has funded materials for a Digital Media Club at Prairie Heights Middle School. The District’s Blended Learning Coach, Ryan Fitzpatrick, was awarded the grant last year, and has since put the money to good use in developing student skill sets. We were able to observe their class last week where students were working on creating their very first podcast. They were reading announcements that were submitted to Mr. Fitzpatrick off a teleprompter. Students were running all the equipment including the teleprompter, recording device, and their microphones.
Other materials used in Digital Media Club include Video Equipment, Green Screens, and editing software. See an example of their daily announcements! The video has taken the place of the announcements over the intercom.