SpotEd is a school-based program founded at the Jefferson Elementary School in the West Jefferson Hills School District that implements video as a means for instruction, creative expression, discovery, and developing digital literacy. Through this project, an old computer lab has been renovated to become a video production studio that will be used for the morning news program, interviews of special visitors, creative short films, and instructional videos. As SpotEd develops, video cameras will be made available for teachers to take back to their classrooms and record their teaching to enable blended or flipped instruction. The initiation of the SpotEd program establishes a new venue for innovative, 21st century learning and equips teachers with the tools to maximize their effectiveness through video instruction that can be accessed from home or at school.
We have titled the program SpotEd as a play on words that references two meanings of the word “spotted.” The first makes a connection to the school mascot, the jaguar, and the spots on its fur. This is also the inspiration for the two logo designs that we have created for the project. The name SpotEd also tells about the intent of the initiative by highlighting the word “spot,” meaning to see (as in a video), and “ed,” which is an abbreviation of “education.” Thus, SpotEd is a visual education project that employs video for learning.
media that is produced, shared, and stored in a digital computer format
the ability to use technology to consume and produce digital media
education system in which students receive instruction in the classroom as well as through online, digital media
How I Use Video in My Classroom
Mrs. Kathryn Haney