Revamping the Student Studio

#edtech #edchat #elemchat Although I have been doing a weekly news show with my elementary students for the past two years, I am not happy with how it looks. Getting 8, 9 and 10 year-olds to do a news show is tough enough, but a high quality news show is next to impossible. But I like to give my students impossible tasks and see what they can do -- most times they blow me away.

So I stewed about the news show all during my winter break. I wrote and rewrote the outline for the show about 10 times before I came up with a format I liked and what I thought my students would be capable of doing. So today on my first day back (and without students) I started to rearrange the studio to reflect the new outline. Granted, my studio is really small so there is not a lot to work with, but I went forward anyhow.

I hope to have a new show using the new format some time next week.

I am very interested to see what other schools are doing for morning news... just comment below to tell me what you are doing.