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Our Day Project

I don’t usually post links any more. That’s what I’ve got a twitter account for.

But I thought this one was worthy of its own post.

The 26 minute video below was produced in Australia by ChildFundAustralia. It is the result of what happens when you give 300 kids in 4 different countries video cameras and tell them to shoot footage of their days.

It’s worth your time to watch. I plan on watching it with the kids in my class.

But more than that, I think it is something that we could reproduce. What are the lives of our kids like? There are so many of us that live in all of the corners of the globe.

So I’m putting the invitation out there.

Anyone interested in doing something like this with other classes? You don’t need a lot of kids or equipment. You could simply give a camera to one or two students, get them to shoot their video, upload to a certain spot (my Dropbox?) and then it could be mixed in with the footage that is shot in other places. It would be even more interesting if we left the raw footage in my dropbox and teachers and classrooms who are involved with the project and interested could take that video and make their own version, all of us using the same footage. It would be interesting to see how they would be similar or different from each other.

Anyone interested? No big time commitment. One or two basic cameras. One or two kids (more if you want). A few minutes of footage of their day.

Get in touch with me at: glassbeed at gmail dot com ¬†or leave a comment on this post if you’re interested. If we can collect a few people, I’ll email you and we’ll make some plans to move ahead.

 
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15 Responses

  1. Let’s talk details. I think we can do this.

  2. Clarence

    The video doesn’t need to be anything fancy. In fact, to me, that is part of the point, rough video simply showing what your day is like. We are up to 3 or 4 people so far. Hopefully others will want to get involved too.

  3. I teach first graders so I’m not certain how well we could do this but I would love to give it a try. I’ve got flip cameras they use at school and on field trips so the technology is not a problem. What do you think?

    • Clarence

      Hi Jenny;

      Not sure how this would work, but I am definitely willing to try. Love to include all sorts of folks. Where are you located?

      • I’m in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I teach in a school that has a large population of immigrants from South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

  4. I teach five year olds and would love to be involved … my kids would be keen … I asked them to make sure. So sign us up please.

  5. Oh I should say I teach in Auckland, New Zealand

  6. We’re in!
    3rd graders in Bangkok, Thailand

  7. We’re in as well. We are in Muscat, in Oman. We have a similar project, but building a song that anyone can contribute to. I like the idea of every class mashing up the original footage their own way.
    Let me know if you are interested in our song project.

    • Clarence

      Thanks for dropping your project in to here as well. Sounds like it would be interesting. Are you hosting it online somewhere or are the files sent out, etc? I understand how this type of thing could be done with video, but my musical knowledge is puny. I’m curious to know how this would be done.

  8. Hi Clarence,

    The files necessary to record a verse are all linked to in the post on our class blog (http://in2mm.blogspot.com), or on my professuional blog (www..coetail.asia/mmongardi). There is a system (that I got from Chrissy Hellyer, who is also in on this project!) in place for recording and sharing.

  9. Hi from Japan!

    Kim Cofino passed this on to me. I have some 7th graders from Yokohama International School who I think would be able to contribute some great stuff. Let me know the next step and I’ll have the kids start filming.

    Rebekah Madrid

  10. robcfisher

    I’d like one of our classes to participate. Let me know more when your ready to go
    I’m thinking our grade 7′s here in Thompson, Mb Canada

  11. Mike Nantais

    Hey Clarence, this sounds like a very neat project. Please let me know how it goes!I’d love to share it with my students (teacher candidates).

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