We had one of the largest productions of this year–The Talent Show. Students have been practicing all year for this and they were very excited about this day. I have attached a few photos from the show, but you can view the entire gallery on my DropBox. My student Kyrell McDowell took over 2,500 photos [...]
I had the opportunity to shoot a low-budget parody video for the Baltimore Team of New Leaders. New Leaders was founded in 2000 by a team of social entrepreneurs, New Leaders is a national nonprofit that develops transformational school leaders and designs effective leadership policies and practices for school systems across the country. I have [...]
Robert Griffin III In the Washington D.C. area the excitement is in the air for the Redskins. Every April teams vie for the top prize in the NFL draft. This year is more exciting because two of the top picks are Quarterbacks. All indications are point toward to Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winning [...]
I capture many moments on video in my class, especially since I teach media production. Some of the best moments happen after class. One of my students named Mark does a funny dance called “The Bernie” inspired by the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s“. We are almost at the end of the school year so I [...]
I had the opportunity to take my students to Radio One (92 Q is the station they love) and Maryland Public Television. They learned that media work is hard work and that you may work for years hard before you make good money. I am proud of my students and the work they have done [...]
When I first told my students about a silent film project they didn’t get excited. I told them they had to make a flipbook film but they couldn’t talk they weren’t too excited. I instructed them each write on construction paper and put any thoughts (even personal ones) they had on paper. They shot and [...]
I use LanSchool software to mange the lab of 18 iMac computers in my classroom. It has a good interface for creating and scoring tests, doing polls and sending files to students.
I am teaching Adobe Photoshop and showing my students how to use layers. This lesson got a big hit because of the flyer I created.