Books and Equipment check-outs!

I’ve scheduled Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, from 12-1pm, as the days that I’ll be checking out books and equipment for students. Year 1 students, you’ll need to come by to check out your Video textbook. This will also be the time to check-out a camcorder if you don’t have anything to create videos with…

Q3 is Ending Soon

Hello to all my parents and students and readers, Q3 is ending soon!!!! Can you believe it? The school year just zooms bye. Here are a few updates on classes and the direction we’ll be taking as we leave Q3 and head into Q4. The Elders – 8th grade We’re just getting into the nuts…

The 2nd Semester Cometh!

It’s been a long road for students to get to this point. The second semester tends to be much easier for students. They’ve gotten into their routines, they’re comfortable with their surroundings, and we’re getting to know each other better. I wanted to take a moment to update parents and students on what to expect…

YouTube Design, Creating Channel Art @CreativeMarket

Let me begin by saying that I don’t support any of my students using paid services to design their YouTube channel art or any other online endeavor. When you get a little more serious about YouTubing, and you’ve got hundreds of subscribers, maybe you could begin to consider whether it’s necessary or not. That said,…

Collab Intro Vids

You’ve got two Collabs (short for collaborators for people that are too busy to say the entire word) set up. Now, you’re going to do a quick intro with each other to introduce them to your audience. Because, really, the audience is what this is all about. If you want to make YouTubing a career,…

YouTubin’ It Up!

We’re Creating Our Own YouTube Channels!!!!!! Honestly, creating a channel is super simple. But, we need to make sure it’s not boring and people want to check it out. Students need to have their channel created by Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. We’ll be reviewing The Complete Guide to Building a Successful YouTube Channel.  Once our…

PSA Contest! #TUPE @COCOTUPE

The Contra Costa Office of Education is offering $$$$$ for the winners of their PSA contest. YES, you could win $$$ and feel amazing about yourself by creating and filming your own Public Service Announcement for the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program. For rules and guidelines, use the link above. HOW TO SUBMIT: 1. Upload your…

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!

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…