1. Description of Our Community
The Little Flower School, located on North Wading River Road, Wading River, New York, is the only residential Special Act public school district on Long Island. Little Flower was originally founded as a Catholic parochial school in 1931 by a nationally acclaimed educator of disadvantaged children, Mother Katherine Drexel, of Philadelphia. She spent her considerable inheritance as a Drexel family heiress to establish sixty-two schools for disadvantaged children throughout the United States.
2. Summary of Our Project
Students chose to highlight the school eatery, Scrambles. It is a local attraction that they run on a weekly basis. The students do everything from shopping to executing meals. It is an endeavor they are very proud of.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We only had iMovie on one iPad and were only able to edit and take video one at a time. We were able to project the movie to the Intelliboard so we could collaborate on the editing.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The students take great pride in what they submit each year to the CyberFair. They enjoy telling their friends and family and love unveiling their creation to the entire school.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The students learned how to use iMovie and take photos and video with an iPad. They learned basic editing techniques. They were the writers, directors and producers of their own video story.