Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This I Believe

I'm working with a colleague and a small team of students next Tuesday on a project very much inspired by the NPR "This I Believe" series. Tuesday is a community service day at our school and students chose this project from several different options.

The idea is for the students to articulate their own personal/philosophical beliefs in a way that ties into their beliefs about community service. Their end artifact will be some type of mixed media piece that they post at YouTube and then embed in a forum over at our moodle community for this project. Overall the group was positive on this and I think we're going to see some stellar samples.

Below is my sample and the artifact from my colleague Christy. I'm a big believer that we, as teachers, should take the risk and try these types of projects right along with the students as a way to not only model, but also as a means to develop our own skills with conveying a message via mixed media.


  1. Well done Matt. I'm currently working on organizing a parent forum on volunteerism. You've inspired me to somehow incorporate the "network" angle.

  2. Thanks for the comment Jeannine and I'm glad this may help you in some way with your parent work.

    I many people view technology as a barrier to human you know, I believe the exact as a means to bridge, connect, build relationships, solve problems, collaborate, etc is what I believe in.

    Thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment, Jeannine.