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December/January 2021

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were asking for viewer-submitted content for our broadcasts, and we did not want to sacrifice production value. "Secondly, we model our storytelling after pro- fessionals like NBC's Steve Hartman and KARE's Boyd Huppert. We also learn from the work of ESPN's E:60 broadcast. Every Carlsbad student has a school-issued Chromebook, and we have been experimenting with the online editing web- site WeVideo. Editing with a Chromebook is not ideal, but it is doable; iMovie is a free editing app for iOS phones." Use tools that are simple and widely available " We depend on Google Classroom for much of [what we do] — polling for story ideas using Google Forms; brainstorming ideas using Google Docs; signing up students to report, anchor, shoot, edit and produce using Google Sheets; Google Drive for uploading, downloading and sharing large video files. "We use Zoom for producer meetings and FaceTime for quick check-ins. Much student-to-student communication is done through social media channels — that seems to be the technology of choice for the kids. [We use Google Hangouts] to collaborate and con- duct interviews." Practice safety "We take special care of video equipment (cam- eras, microphones, tripods) and sanitize those items between student use. " Th e ch al l en ge s are m ore t e chni cal th an anything else, and while nothing compares to th e pre-C OVID way, w e are f in din g way s to produce meaning ful , relevant broadcasts in spite of those challenges." Watch Valley Middle School and Carlsbad High School's broadcasts at and, respectively. Doug Green is entering his 30th year as an educator. In addition to teaching, he is involved in scholastic broadcast journalism at a national leadership level. Doug Green 50 Teaching & Learning APPLY TODAY: call 888.758.7946 or visit Mention Priority Code NAABDL For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefi ts associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit Residents of the US and its territories only. See full disclosure for details. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2020 Bank of America Corporation 3311356 CC051220 MB1220-AD-CAEDU THE CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD CASH BACK 3 % in the category of your choice, like Online Shopping Earn 2% and 3% cash back on the fi rst $2,500 in combined grocery store/ wholesale club/choice category purchases each quarter, then earn unlimited 1%. $ 200 Gift Card Bonus after you make at least $500 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening (students not eligible) CASH BACK 1 % everywhere, every time UNLIMITED CASH BACK 2 % at grocery stores and wholesale clubs AUTOMATIC Your card. Your rewards. Your way. 200 Plus a

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