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Stratton Interview Project: Welcome to Stratton!

Last fall, we began our experience at Stratton by working with two incredible third grade classrooms. We thank Mr. Rose and Mr. Rutherford for sharing their classrooms with us and allowing us to try out some fun ideas during their classtime every week.  One of the first things we discussed with these students in their small group sessions was that to be an artist means asking a lot of questions and learning from others. In order to help us learn a bit about each other, we asked students to write out a short list of questions that they really wanted to learn about their classmates. Then, equipped with cameras provided graciously by WILL-TV, the students set out on the playground (or school's entryway when the weather pushed us indoors) to interview and record each others' responses. During the course of the activity, the students not only taught us a lot about themselves, but also gained valuable experience shooting with cameras for the first time. After these interviews were complete, we created a short compilation of the footage and held a screening with each class. Following this screening, students offered many valuable insights about what footage was valuable, and what could be improved during the next project. Some noted that the best parts of the video was where the camera was framed neatly around the person's face, others agreed that it was hard to watch footage that was too shaky. In other cases, students noted that it was difficult to hear some interviewees and suggested that next time the person shooting the video stand closer, or the interviewee speak louder for the microphone. Most of all, they were delighted to see themselves on the big screen in their classrooms!

View the videos here:

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Venture Adventure

Welcome Juan Reyes to 21st Digital Media Center's newest team member!

Please post any questions you have for Mr. Reyes in the comments.

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Milez's First Podcast

Hello, everyone!  This is my First podcast!  :) 

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2nd Video Newscast

Greetings! The 21st Century Digital Media Center has completed their 2nd newscast! Students worked hard on script writing, editing photos, adding roll-in, recording in the studio and editing. Please enjoy our 2nd newscast.

~Mrs. Uppinghouse

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We are making posters for micro night so we can get the parents to come see our jobs!


We all used permanent markers, and we got to draw pictures, I drew all the people!



Hi everyone! My name is Alison Marcotte. I am an intern at WILL, and I have been working with the Strattonville citizens of the 21st Century Digital Media Center all year.

~ See the full entry "Strattonville"


Hi my name is Ashton. I go to Sratton Elemantary School. In my Microsociety at school i work in the 21st Century Digital Media Center.

~ See the full entry "Wamokablamo"

WILL feild trip

It was a very fun experience and learning opportunity. It was fun working with the staff at WILL and their high tech equipment, it was a great trip and I would like to visit the WILL studio again. 

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Our visit to WILL was a great trip!

~ See the full entry "WILL FUN!"

WILL Studio

this is us in the studio in this picture there is me as floor directorThis picture shows me Terry acting as a floor directer

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Cool Cameras

Me operateing the camera and having fun doing it.

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Ohs and Ahs!

There were a lot of "Ohs" and "Ahs" coming from the mouths of the 2nd-5th grade students when they visited Illinois Public Media on Monday.

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Jamila Appleby talks about her career.

During the past week, teachers of Stratton were part of an intensive training with WILL.  We learned about media literacy and it’s many facets to share with students and staff. This video is part of the learning that took place. This is an interview of Jamila and is an example of one of the things we learned.


~ See the full entry "Jamila Appleby talks about her career."