How to write a (pretty bad) musical

  As a try-hard song writer, I try my best to write songs. So far, it’s going alright but I enjoy writing songs for musicals since you can basically write about anything. Here are a few steps to learn how to write a basic musical. Have a relatable bi-furious protagonist. In most musicals such as…

HubSpot Website Grader

Interesting little tidbit, check out HubSpot’s Website Grader for a quick evaluation of your blog and/or website. It’ll give you a break-down on the score and what areas could use some improvement. This isn’t about content, exactly, or how well you write. This is grading your site’s functionality, how quickly it loads, whether posts are…

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…

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…

Checking In

For your health I’m excited about the myriad of shows kids are producing. Remember, everyone needs to complete two Film Projects this quarter. The gradebook for the quarter ends on Oct. 20, 2017. The only stipulation is that each film has to be of a different genre. Every film needs to be approved upon completion…

Scatter Brained

I’ve got so many ideas, so many leads, so many options for technology and education that it’s hard to stay focused. It’s so easy to get mixed up and turned around by all the things life throws at us. I’m trying to look through the KQED Teach courses, which are free (YAY) but I’m also…