Tuesday, 31 May 2005
Lee, Alison & Jim, with some groups of kids, have been learning how to use the video camera. Great to get an extra cool camera from Mahoe. Went through the basics – charging the battery, changing the tape, setting up the tripod, recording & playback, downloading and saving video to the laptop. They plan to do a syndicate video project documenting the kids learning during their major arts focus. Returned to the classroom a few days later to assist them with this. Feedback since this time show that maybe its not such a good idea to take on two big projects in tandem such as this (especially when there is so much new learning involved) OK so the principle was good – just not easily workable! Now the basics have been learnt they hope to pick up a simple fun video project after the arts unit is finished.