SuperSchool Project

Really want to use this project with my students with special needs. Each day, one of my students would take a picture (using my iPod) of something in our school, whether it be a staff member, classroom, piece of furniture, something in the cafeteria, etc. and explains what it is about what’s in the picture that contributes to our school being super. The student would also edit the photo in the iPod app Halftone, which would give it the comic book feel, which would help to make it “super,” like superheroes. After editing the photo, they would save it and post it to our tumblr page, SuperWalton.tumblr.com. Would love to collaborate with other classes, in whatever way they would want, to see what makes their school great and learn more about other schools!

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Karen HeathcockPermalink Reply by Karen Heathcock on September 1, 2011 at 10:19am
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Hi Brian,

I would love to piggyback on that using a ‘digital storytelling’ lens to capture all that is going on at our school. Third grade does a unit on the Empire of Mali and students study the importance of griots (storytellers) in Malian culture. Perhaps, we could become visual storytellers and tell the story of our school/community through pictures. Love the picture a day idea. Have to think of which kids and for which part of the day – I work with all grade levels. I’ll check out tumblr. Would be a great way to generate ideas for other projects, once we see all the ‘super’ things happening at other schools.

Pam O'BrienPermalink Reply by Pam O’Brien on September 9, 2011 at 5:34pm
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Brian,
Am following up a few leads on this and will get back to you if/when I have connections for you.
Pam
Brian KayserPermalink Reply by Brian Kayser on September 10, 2011 at 11:34pm
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Sounds great Karen! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help!

Karen Heathcock said:

Hi Brian,

I would love to piggyback on that using a ‘digital storytelling’ lens to capture all that is going on at our school. Third grade does a unit on the Empire of Mali and students study the importance of griots (storytellers) in Malian culture. Perhaps, we could become visual storytellers and tell the story of our school/community through pictures. Love the picture a day idea. Have to think of which kids and for which part of the day – I work with all grade levels. I’ll check out tumblr. Would be a great way to generate ideas for other projects, once we see all the ‘super’ things happening at other schools.

Brian KayserPermalink Reply by Brian Kayser on September 10, 2011 at 11:34pm
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Thanks Pam!

Pam O’Brien said:

Brian,
Am following up a few leads on this and will get back to you if/when I have connections for you.
Pam
Nick Jackson aka @largeramaPermalink Reply by Nick Jackson aka @largerama on September 14, 2011 at 9:26am
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Jill Maris should be joining the Ning shortly Brian. She is in charge of the Enhanced Resource centre at our school. She deals with students in the centre who have a variety of conditions mainly apsergers and associated symptoms. She is v. interested in the project as we have talked about before and will have a look at the tumblr from home as it is blocked in school.
Brian KayserPermalink Reply by Brian Kayser on September 14, 2011 at 6:28pm
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That’s great Nick! Thanks for following up on this. Jill can use whatever medium she wants for her project and maybe we can link them all together on a Google Site.
Corrie KellyPermalink Reply by Corrie Kelly on September 20, 2011 at 12:30pm
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I’d love to take part in the SuperSchool project– where are you posting your pics?  Will you email or DM the link?
Brian KayserPermalink Reply by Brian Kayser on September 20, 2011 at 12:42pm
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No problem! superwalton.tumblr.com
Jill MarisPermalink Reply by Jill Maris on Saturday
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Hi Nick,

Well I’ve got this far so I’ll carry on investigating and talk to you in school very soon!

Jill

Nick Jackson aka @largerama said:

Jill Maris should be joining the Ning shortly Brian. She is in charge of the Enhanced Resource centre at our school. She deals with students in the centre who have a variety of conditions mainly apsergers and associated symptoms. She is v. interested in the project as we have talked about before and will have a look at the tumblr from home as it is blocked in school.
Jill MarisPermalink Reply by Jill Maris on Saturday
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Hi Brian,

As Nick said – I am interested – it’s just taking me a while to get organised. I’ll speak to Nick in school and see what we can do.

Thanks,
Jill
Brian Kayser said:

That’s great Nick! Thanks for following up on this. Jill can use whatever medium she wants for her project and maybe we can link them all together on a Google Site.
Corrie KellyPermalink Reply by Corrie Kelly on Saturday
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Hi Jill,

I would love to connect my 5th grade group with your students.  I am a reading specialist and in this group, I have 2 students identified with special education needs, a student with Asbergers, and several on or above grade level readers.  They are a fabulous group of young people and I think your kids might enjoy getting to know them!  If you’re able, have them respond to our first group blog– this would just thrill them! 🙂

http://wesstudents.edublogs.org/2011/09/23/meet-us-our-qr-code-intr…

Thank you,
Corrie

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