Elementary Story Telling illustrates how video and audio tools are used to tell a story - a digital story. Curriculum topics chosen by the teacher vary from class field trips to the reenactment of historical or current events. Some digital stories include the entire class, while others use a smaller group of selected students. Video length is generally 2 to 10 minutes.
The 73-piece orchestra performs their Spring Concert under the direction of Richard Garven. Featured selections are Over the Rainbow, Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars Theme, and Las Mananitas. A campus slide show can be viewed while listening.
The book Cloudy With A Chance for Meatballs is a culmination to a story read in class. The play was written and performed by students in the Cooley 5th grade GT class as they interviewed a character from the book. The interviews take different perspectives (normal, fantasy and crazy) of what happened in the story.
The newscast was written by 5th grade Connections students illustrating how a bill is passed. PowerPoint presentations and choreography were created, directed, and written by the class. Students recorded the newscast using the Sony DVcam camcorder, and edited using Microsoft Movie Maker.
A 5th grade student at Kohlberg Elementary reads her award-winning essay about the plight of Chinese immigrants working on the transcontinental railroad. The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Megan Harris this honor with the help of her teacher.
As one of Texas' premier public secondary schools, this video explores some of the unique challenges that face Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas. The video was a contest entry for Barack Obama's First Annual Commencement Challenge due to the school's academic successes.