Mini-Grant Application for School Year 2017-2018

Submitted by: Stacy Anderson Email: Grade Level: PreK-6 Subject: Technology, Literacy, Cross-Cu
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School: Belle Terre Elementary Type: Public Grade Levels:PreK-6 County:Flagler

Approx. Enrollment: 1 Number of teachers:120

School Address:

5545 Belle Terre Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL , Florida 32137

Phone: (386) 447-1500 Principal:Dr.  Dr. Terence Culver Email:

Project Title: Lights, Camera, Learning in Action!
Project Dates: December, -May, 2018 Grade Levels:

Focus Area(s) :Technology- Literacy- Video Production - Cross-Curricular Creation

This project will provide students with the opportunity to create professional quality podcasts and videos when they visit our library media center. Our film and recording studio will feature an 8 ft x 4ft recording booth, for students to record book reviews, PSAs, commercials for our morning announcements, and other educational podcasts. Flexible furniture will allow students to create storyboards and artwork to include in their videos, as well as edit podcasts and videos on their iPads. Students will utilize our green screen wall to create movies with professional video equipment, including a microphone, lighting, camera lenses, and a teleprompter app. Our 3rd through 6th grade Gadget Guru students will learn how to utilize the equipment initially, then serve as mentors throughout the year, assisting teachers and students with creating their movies and podcasts. Our film and recording studio will include mobile options for use in classrooms. This will include small recording booths that teachers and students can check out to record using iPads, a portable puppet theater, as well as equipment to help students create Stop Motion Movies.


How is your project innovative?   (25 points)
There are several aspects that make this project innovative. First, utilizing students as experts for training both students and teachers will ensure that this equipment is utilized effectively and more often. This also empowers students to become leaders in their school. Another innovative aspect of this project is the manner in which these projects will be marketed to students. Many schools utilize iPads for podcasting and movie making, however most do not have an engaging recording studio available for students to use throughout the day. By creating a high-tech and inviting space for students to create digital content, we are encouraging creativity, collaboration, and the innovative use of technology.

How will it fit into your curriculum (include standards)? (10 points)
Students will create podcast recordings for a variety of purposes including book reviews, commercials for their inventions, PSA announcements, fluency reading, interviews, and more. LAFS.K12.SL.2.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. SC.K2.CS-CS.3.2 Create, review, and revise artifacts that include text, images, and audio using digital tools. Students will create, edit, and publish videos for a variety of purposes including book trailers, puppet shows (retelling stories), instructional tutorial videos (demonstrate their knowledge of standards), PSA commercials, and more. LAFS.K12.W.2.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. LAFS.K12.R.1.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. SC.K2.CS-CS.3.1 Create a digital artifact (independently and collaboratively) that clearly expresses thoughts and ideas. SC.35.CS-CS.3.1 Manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts using digital tools (local and online). SC.68.CS-CC.1.3 Design, develop, and publish a collaborative digital product using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources that demonstrate and communicate concepts to inform, persuade, and/or entertain. SC.68.CS-CS.3.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact.

How will it encourage long-lasting change in your classroom, school or community? (20 points)
It is difficult to measure the amount of change this project will invoke in our classrooms, school, or community. For many students, this project will help them develop a stronger love of reading and engage in deeper learning of content instruction and standards. For others, this might help them decide a future career path in television production or similar fields. Students will practice valuable public speaking skills, which will benefit them in their future both in school and career. This project will also help transform our library media center, encouraging students to become producers rather than only consumers of information.

How will technology be utilized?  (20 points)
Technology will be utilized by students in their creation, editing, and publishing of podcasts and videos that serve a variety of educational purposes. Students will learn how to properly use cameras, lighting, video cameras, microphones, and editing tools such as green screen effects. Students will learn about the benefits of technology when making multiple drafts of a project, and editing to produce a quality artifact.

What evidence will you collect to show student gain?   (10 points)
The technology artifacts will be used as authentic assessments to assess student understanding of the standards and concepts addressed. The tutorial video assignments will include a pre/post test to help determine student growth. The book trailers and podcasts will be used for enrichment and promotion of literacy and will not be assessed.

How will participants share your project results with the community?  (15 points)
Our projects will be shared on the morning announcements, and on our school website. Additionally, we will share our projects during our District-Wide Flagship Showcase event in February. We will also submit some videos for the statewide Jim Harbin Media Festival Contest.


Service/ Item Description Cost
Recording Booth Wood and Hardware $550.00
Acoustic Panels for PhotoBooth $400.00
Small Podcasting Booths and other recording materials (On Air Sign, Yeti Microphones, etc.) $560.00
Furniture for recording studio (tables for podcast booths, stools, director's chairs) $1,489.00
Total Cost of Project $2,999.00
If matching funds identified list source:
Donated Goods/Services:iPads, Noise-Cancelling Headphones

I, Stacy Anderson, certify that the application is complete and final, AND I verify that I have received permission to apply for these funds from Dr.  Dr. Terence Culver,the Principal of Belle Terre Elementary and any other individuals required by my school district.