Video Journalism Club

Mr. Wasson
Park Ridge Elementary School
Grades 3-5
Nampa, ID
Project Cost: $876.66
Dollars to go: $246.66

My Students

I want to start a Video Journalism Club for fourth and fifth grade students at my school. The purpose of our group would be to introduce students to the skill of video creation, encourage creativity and ingenuity. The students in the group would serve as reporters, camera operators, writers, directors and editors. We would meet weekly after school to plan, shoot, and edit the video. Of course, the commitment will extend beyond these after school meetings, as students video events at the school. The product would be available on DVD and on the school web site. This project will benefit both the students directly involved and the school community at large. Students will develop: understanding of media and journalism, teamwork, greater involvement in school activities, communication skills, technical expertise in video and editing. The school will receive: greater awareness of school activities, greater sense of school pride. In order to realize this vision, we need a video camera. We already have computers and software for editing, as well as excited students. Help make our vision into reality. Thank you in advance for your support.

My Project

To develop an after school activity that can reach students looking for a way to be a part of the school culture. It will give students a creative outlet and the chance to explore new skills and interests. This project also serves to promote the learning opportunities and family engagement events that take place within our school. 4th and 5th grade students will be taught basic video editing skills and given opportunity to capture school moments and create a video that can be given to all students to remember the year by. My goal is to use this program as a way to reach out to some of our at risks students and give them a new purpose and place on campus.