When thinking of November we first think of Thanksgiving and it being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, for many, their is one day that remains quite special to those of us that have had friends and family members give their lives so we may enjoy life, freedom, and ability to make our own decisions. The folks responsible for providing us such an opportunity are our military veterans and those currently serving our country. In the spirit of celebration members of the Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council consisting of Melinda Tilley, Chelsea Whisnett, and Dean Mantz met with educators from ten different school districts across northeastern Kansas at Bradley Elementary School on the grounds of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Those participating participated in two of three session possibilities. Chelsea Whisnatt led a general overview and STAR Educator of Discovery Education while Melinda Tilley provided training on using Discovery Education services with a variety of Web 2.0 tools. The third session topic was a special opportunity. Those attending this session were given time to interview US Army and Air Force Majors. These Majors are stationed at Fort Leavenworth as they participate in the Officers Academy for one year. Upon completion of the interview participants were introduced to Jay Cut for creating videos. This free site allows for the creation of videos with text, still image, audio, webcam, and green screen options. Here is a video created by Kristi Altenburg of Jackson Heights using JayCut featuring her experience at Fort Leavenworth.
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