Just because students are back in school during the pandemic, doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. Far from it. It’s time for adults to see what school is really like for you right now. SRL wants to see your new normal at school going into 2022. This includes all the ups and downs, and the large and small ways the social aspects of school have changed for you. For example, do you have to sit in an assigned seat everyday at lunchtime? Can you interact with your friends like you used to? How have you changed? This is a creative video diary and b-roll CHALLENGE.
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A good video diary, explainer, or social media clip could be taken to the next level with some great b-roll!
Use b-roll as the VISUAL REPRESENTATION of your story. Pull out your camera and capture your experiences by recording b-roll of your surroundings and what you're talking about.
Use your creativity to make the video your own style. Here are some ideas:
Mood: Fun, sad, mad. Just be yourself, be creative!
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Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information.
Sounds produced in their actual setting. Natural sound, commonly known as NAT sound, puts the viewer in the place the story was told by enhancing the scene(s) with video containing rich audio such as a musician singing at a train station, a storm approaching, or the sound of a tractor plowing the field.
The supplemental footage used to visually support your A-ROLL.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. (NGSS HS-ESS3-1)
Civics teaches the principles—such as adherence to the social contract, consent of the governed, limited government, legitimate authority, federalism, and separation of powers—that are meant to guide official institutions such as legislatures, courts, and government agencies. (NCSS D2.Civ.7.9-12 - D2.Civ.10.9-12)
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. (ISTE)
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)
Camera or Mobile Phone
Remember, for this Challenge, SRL is interested in your social life at school, not classwork and academics. So focus on things like lunchtime, moving through hallways between bells, sports/extracurriculars, after school activities, and your interactions with friends. PICK ONE OR TWO OF THESE QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE, OR CREATE YOUR OWN FOR YOUR 2 MINUTE VIDEO.
This challenge does not have an active deadline to submit to PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. However, students are encouraged to publish their stories on their school/club/program website or through video/social platforms such as YouTube, Instagram or Twitter and tag Student Reporting Labs. Check with your teacher to find out instructions for class submissions.