Digital Citizenship Videos

Our first film assignment!  Soon, Hercules Middle School will be giving students instruction on digital citizenship. That instructional lessons, created by Common Sense Education, will be on one of the following: Digital Life 101 Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding What your assignment is, if you choose to accept it (if you’d like a passing grade), is to…

Gmailing it Up!

Hey kids, check to see if your Gmail account has been activated. Once it is, you’ll be able to get notifications from Summit,  WordPress, Twitter, whatever you ‘re signed up to or connected to your school’s Google account. You can even email me questions or just to say what’s up!

TO: The Powerful

Not everyone stands in the spotlight. Not everyone makes an impact on the entire world. But your presence, your existence, means something. Just because you’re not a “poster child” doesn’t make you any less important. You matter. Your actions matter. You may not realize it now, but what you do makes a difference. Your actions,…

Script Film Projects

There are two script film projects for Quarter 3. Script formatting will be done the same way as the last Script Project. These two projects will be the only film projects this quarter. I recommend writing the scripts as quickly as possible, submitting or sharing them with me for feedback, leaving plenty of time for…

Contributors Wanted/ Student Contributions

This quarter we’re going to have students complete another contribution to another blog not their own, mine. I expect students to have an idea or a topic by 1/19/18 on what they’ll write about after reviewing my blog and the topics covered. Students will be given access to my blog as a contributor, they’ll submit…

Lynda.com Public Library Free Accounts

You may have access to Lynda.com! What is that, you say? Lynda.com is only the most trusted library of training videos in the professional community for a wide range of endeavors. They offer full length courses for everything from “Become a Film Producer” and “Become a Video Editor” to “Become an Ethical Hacker”. There are…

Staff Interview Film Project

Number 2 on our list of Film Projects this quarter is the Staff Interview. You can choose anyone that works on the Hercules Middle School campus: teachers, admin, support staff, cafeteria and custodial services, and if we run out then we’ll try to catch a few PTA members. Staff members are not required to do any…

Windows Movie Maker

Hello all, We’re going to start looking at Windows Movie Maker in the next few weeks. For the remaining quarters, we’ll develop and edit our film projects in Movie Maker (or in Adobe Premiere if that ever arrives). Here’s a short video I edited, took about ten minutes. Obviously, I’d hope for some more creativity…