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5-302’s Video News Release Series on Violence

June 27, 2007

video productionThe PS 124 community took a strong stand against school violence this Spring. Following this theme, the students of class 5-302 decided to make a series of videos exploring violence in their lives and community. 5 production units in 5-302 developed questions based on their main ideas, and video taped interviews with 2 visiting eighth grade students from IS 318, along with their dean and vice principal, as well as a fellow student from 5-302, and a favorite PS 124 school aide.

Mr. Marsano, a documentary buff, has worked with Mr. Rhys over the past 3 years to make a variety of videos with his students. He encouraged an air of professionalism in the 5-302 students during this production that increased their engagement during the writing and overall planning process. Student discussions when determining which theme their production units would cover, what they would say, and who their target audience would be helped them generate clear messages in their scripts, and present video essays focused on well-expressed main ideas.

In the end, it was a culminating activity that brought together inquiry-based research, group discussions and debate, news-authoring for a target audience, script writing, script adaptation, video taping, complex digital video editing, Internet research and downloading, and group project management. The result is a set of videos that gives insight into how these students feel about violence in their lives.

Congratulations to 5-302 — great work!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol permalink
    October 27, 2007 4:54 pm

    I think the class did a grate work and that they put thier time on the vidoe and to be a grate influence and to teach little kids, bigkids ,Adults about vilonce and what happend and the people that had the expirence.

  2. October 29, 2007 5:20 pm

    Hey Carol!

    Good to hear from you! Come by the blogs and comment any time you want!

    Are you working on computers at your new school?

    You can show your teacher the video we made last year on the blog if you want.

    Good luck in 6th grade!

    Mr. Rhys, TMS

  3. November 2, 2007 9:59 am

    Hi have you ever watched doctor who or played halo.
    sorry we can’t watch your videso.

  4. November 15, 2007 7:50 pm

    You need Quicktime Player to see our videos. You can get for frree at

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