Friday, April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

I finally feel like I am gaining some momentum in my project.

During Spring Break, I finally filmed some other teachers. Filming my own lectures is fine, but I needed to get other teachers on board to see if this is going to work.

First, our friend Lizzie was in town an filmed a math lecture with me. She has won awards for her teaching and is really committed to helping her students. I edited her first lesson on multiplying fractions and posted it on the site. Unfortunately, I unknowingly lost a piece of a video file that threw off the beginning of the lesson. Worse still, someone else caught it, but at least I was able to fix it.

Second, a friend of a friend recommended a science teacher in Santa Barbara. I drove up on April 18th and filmed three chemistry lessons. It went really well, and I think that he would like to film more in the future.

I have a few other teachers who are busy now but say that they would like to film later, probably summer. Hopefully, I can line up a few teachers before the summer so that I can film like crazy while the teachers have time.

Now I just have to edit all of the footage. 

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