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.



2 comments:

  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.

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  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 interaction...as you know, I believe the exact opposite...technology 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.

    Cheers!
    Matt

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