“Parkview Middle School eighth-graders are learning as much about sound bites, newscasts and movie-making as they are about the election with their iMovie production. Their assignment: collect articles on the presidential candidates and condense them into three-minute presentations. They spent two class periods putting them together,’ Jean Peerenboom reports for The Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“Through the Kids Voting program, classrooms across Northeastern Wisconsin are undertaking projects to learn more about elections and voting. To culminate the program, on Election Day, students will go to the polls to cast ballots at special Kids Voting booths,” Peerenboom reports. “At Parkview, 92 students were divided into 10 teams of eight or nine, who split up the duties of producer, anchor, movie editors, cameraperson and reporters. The project was used as a way to learn more about the iMac and iMovie technology, teacher Scott Balfanz said.”
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