What does every teacher want? A project that inspires kids to join and dive into...
The goal of the session is to produce an ebook that is a collection of what you have studied together.
Each day’s “THOUGHT FOR THE DAY” is a chapter in the book.
The students each find a video and write a comment about how the video is a metaphor for what the thought for the day is.
Perhaps the THOUGHT is “Our Lives are what we make of them.” The students can find a video that shows this theme and they can write a comment that goes onto the THOUGHT FOR THE DAY blog.
I’m crying with joy when I read this video. I cry with joy that I have found the moral and brain resilience to fight the thoughts of escape. I embrace life and I want young people everywhere who are depressed and who feel trapped to see this video and become inspired.
That’s what I think about when I hear “Our lives are what we make of them.” I’m so joyful for this moment and for the opportunity to serve and to see young people enjoy their discoveries in St. Malo. thank you, Will Wes and Noel. --- Steve, a grateful student of Will Sutherland and www.JohnCorlette.com
The students also read their statement onto a video (perhaps with a dramatic scene of St. Malo in the background, you don’t see the students, you just hear their voices over the wind) Those “statement videos” can be uploaded on a channel so that viewers can join in the meditation and thought of the day.
THE END GOAL: An ebook with links to each of the videos that the students recommend.
EDITING: A teacher does the editing with the help of several students. For example, in the ELSLeaders.com project of May 2014, I asked every student to email me at LEAST three times a week with their THOUGHT FOR THE DAY thoughts. Instructions: The students should record you reading the thought for the day. They should UPLOAD the videos and share their thoughts. Then let me assemble the ebook. They can email their recommended video that they find on youtube to VisualandActive@gmail.com
when they are NOT in port, they can collect their thoughts and when they get into port, they have their homework
1. find a video that summarizes for them the thought of the day
2. write a commentary in an email to me
3. post the commentary as a comment on my blog
if there is no blog post for the thought of the day, please send me your thought for the day, Will, and I’ll generate a blog post that they students can then make their comments on
4. READ their commentary onto VIDEO… showing the scenery of St Malo and environs… if the students are moved, they can READ their commentary onto a video and then post the video on youtube. Then send me the link and we’ll get some social media working on the post.
We are here to serve each other.
that ebook can be posted and eventually be translated. why not?
let’s touch people with the thoughts of teenagers.
we know that teens will look at and read the thoughts of other teenagers.
How does a school create a project that every students will want to join to participate?
(1) Give them a THOUGHT FOR THE DAY,
(2) Invite each of them to work together or share individually their response to the THOUGHT OF THE DAY,
(3) collect their ideas in an ebook,
(4) publish the book on CreateSpace.com