Friday, September 21, 2007

KMH: Patriot News

For the last six years I have sponsored the broadcast club at Manor Hill. Currently we are the only elementary broadcast program in the district. It seems like each year we grow a little bit or accomplish something new. In the past we have done a lot of exciting things including interviewing visiting authors, a former Harlem Globetrotter, our state representative, and a United States Congressman. We have also covered a professional soccer game and participated in the Show Me Tech-Knowledge Student Showcase in Jefferson City where we met the Lt. Governor, and were recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives. We have also gotten a couple of grants including a $2000 Best Buy Grant last year. I teach the kids how to use the equipment and to create the broadcasts but they literally do all of the work.

I just found out that KMH: Patriot News is a finalist in the Reel Spirit Student Showcase Awards. I am heartbroken because I don’t get to attend the awards ceremony. It is October 20th and I will be in Colorado Springs on the Microgravity Flight. Apparently they have a movie theatre and they literally have a red carpet for the kids to walk down. It should be a great experience for the kids. Below are a couple of links. The first is to the video that we entered into the competition. As you watch the video remember that everything was done by 5th graders. On this broadcast, I literally did not touch a computer, camera, or anything to help. They did all of the filming, writing, and editing, including all of the green screen effects.

Reel Spirit Website:

Link to KMH: Patriot News video entry:

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