• Bellefonte Elementary fourth-grade students make space-related videos in research, technology project

    spaceBellefonte Elementary School students in Lauren Whitman’s fourth-grade class have teamed up with elementary technology teacher Julie Henry on a collaborative project to create outer space newscasts.

    Students were required to research a space-related topic, create a script and then film and edit their videos that will be completed sometime in the middle of May. The past couple weeks, students have been filming with Henry in front of a greenscreen purchased for the school by the PTO.

    For students Elizabeth Stack and classmate Eli Rushton, they joined forces to report on black holes.

    “It’s a lot of fun and we work good together,” Elizabeth said.

    The two added that they also feel more like legitimate reporters when using microphones.

    Once the videos are filmed, Henry said students will learn how to edit the videos, add music and transitions, and help turn their broadcast into reality with a creative background using software called WeVideo.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD