Sharpening Broadcasting Skills

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Fifth-graders at Babylon Memorial Grade School are learning real-life broadcasting and writing skills as they take part in technology teacher Danielle Weis’ after-school program called the Babylon Broadcasting Club.

While attending the club, which meets once per week, students take matters into their own hands as they write, produce and utilize iPads to film their own segments, incorporating factual information and humorous banter throughout. Examples of some of the segments students are producing include movie reviews, sports updates, video game reviews, answering fan mail and the class favorite, “Spotting Mr. Goldberg” feature, when students “candidly” find Babylon Memorial Grade School Principal Steven Goldberg taking part in a humorous activity.

“The project allows students a fun and exciting way to present school news and engage in collaborative work while using technology,” said Mrs. Weis. “Broadcasting teaches the students such valuable skills such as teamwork, public speaking, research, technology, digital literacy, internet safety and media usage.”