Posted Date: 09/21/2023
Fox 23’s Tanya Modersitzki spoke to eighth graders about editing techniques today in STEM classes taught by teacher Stacey Elghadi.
Eighth graders have been working on science projects to create mock businesses and Modersitzki spoke briefly to students about the kinds of video shots they need to take on their phone as they learn how to promote their business models.
Students are using the CapCut app, which works on phones and laptops, to edit their videos, and she suggested students consider using a variety of shots for interest as well as transitions to make their videos. She explained how she uses her phone to do many news pieces that make it to air on Fox 23.
Elghadi said, "For this project, the students are creating a virtual and physical model of their store for their business. There are multiple steps during this cross-curricular project which lead to the final product. For science, the students decide if their business will use water or methane as a power source for their electricity. They apply this knowledge to geography and pick a location for their business near a coast/river or trash/sewage. The students create a business model and define the products and services offered by their company. They research costs to purchase goods while reinforcing business skills in Excel. They use graphic design skills in Canva to create their business logo. The students create 2D drawn blueprints and 3D blueprints in CAD software which are viewed in Adobe Aero augmented reality and virtual reality. Finally, the students create a physical model using recyclables and craft supplies."