With the closure of schools in Alberta, many teachers still want to connect with their students in a personal way, and a short video recording is a great way to share a message with your students while teaching and learning from home.
Plus it's also a perfect opportunity to launch your Youtube Channel!
So, here is a little how-to video to get you started by recording yourself on your laptop in iMovie and launching your Youtube Channel by connecting to your RVS Google account.
Stay tuned to the Rocky View Studio channel for more lessons in the coming weeks. Next will be a tutorial about sharing videos of your Teaching & Learning by recording lessons on your laptop!
For a long time now, I have practiced the daily habit of handwriting in a journal. There's something about writing on paper for an imaginary audience that never judges and always listens. And it feels especially precious these days during social distancing, when we are in video contact with others, staring through screens all day long. For me, scratching marks on physical paper in the early morning is a reliable time to slow down, think and make something simple, made all the more enjoyable with an espresso.
The habit of daily writing also informs the kind of storytelling that's meant for an audience. It's like doing exercises, in a way. Or warming up before a run. The writing process is often hard work and it feels good to be limbered up and ready to go. The writing process is what drives so many creative and professional endeavours. This little essay features images I've captured in real Alberta classrooms in which students use the habits, routines and mindsets that are common across all disciplines that begin with writing with purpose for a real audience: