2010 Top 10: #5 Super Battery Fairy! & #6 2nd Grade Read Alouds in iMovie!
This WNET Channel 13 and Chase Multimedia in the Classroom Award Winning PSA was researched, scripted and storyboarded by Mr. Marsano’s kids, then shot and edited collaboratively with Mr. M and The Media Spot. It was screened for several hundred teachers and students at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning in Manhattan. It’s another great model by Mr. Marsano of a classroom production integrated in the writing curriculum with a critical focus on a specific community issue. And it was recognized by the Eveready Battery Company.
Mr. McMurrer’s kids started recording themselves reading aloud from their fiction pieces using iMovie on laptops with webcams late in the year. After a few small-group lessons, and share-outs on the projector, students were working independently on this fluency-building activity.