So earlier this week I announced a partnership with the lads over at TMC Guys Read. In this digital partnership we plan to create videos that connect our two groups, even though we live on opposite sides of the nation. SMS Guys Read will make and video and then TMC will make a response and we will go back and forth discussing a book. For our first book, we chose Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger.
Yesterday we had our first SMS Guys Read meeting of the new year. We spent that time preparing for this video. We did a short reading (we read to page 10), conducted a quick poll, did a gruesome art project and polished a script I had been working on.
Today, we gathers a few of choice GR members during our lunch break and filmed the video. The following is our second attempt. We might have been able to make it even better, but lunch was ending and students were starting to come in to collect their backpacks. You can see me holding them toward the end of the video.
We had great fun making the video and fully plan to get better as we complete the reading of Horton Halfpott and start to better understand how to make a good video blog. So look to the future as we bring these two great reading groups closer together….digitally at least.
and a few outtakes…because they are funny.
On to you TMC Guys Read….Have fun!