Archive for February, 2010

2010-02-15: How to make videos


Video editing

This Saturday, the kids at PUSH home were eagerly waiting for their tutor, as they were going to learn “HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO”. This was some thing totally new for them, so they expressed their excitement with broad big smiles and cheerful welcome to their teacher.

Ebi (their new tutor) had planned to take separate classes for boys and girls, as he could easily attend to every individual child in a more personal way. So this week, few girls (from 6th grade onwards) were picked. The class started with the introduction on “how to make a video”.

In general, children in and around 4th grade gain much of their learning from what they read, so having this in mind, Ebi asked each of them to take notes as he taught them.  As he dictated the step-by-step procedures involved in ‘video making’, the girls penned them in a notebook.  Then taking few sample images he practically taught them video making. Meanwhile, boys of the same age group were asked to take notes as well.  So they will find it easy to learn when they are taught the following week.

As the class was going on, the tiny tots were having a nice time playing with the toys contributed by our Swedish friends.  Each one was playing games of their own interest. And few of them were enjoying a very good nap.

Finally the class came to an end, after the girls were informed of a test the following week. Their tutor has asked them to be ready with some nice pictures and using them they will have to do a video using their creativity.

This sounds interesting! Let us see how the girls perform the test. See you in the next blog.

Below are the Photos taken by two of the Push home boys. They are very interested and are well-versed in photography.

New Tutor

This Saturday the “Push” home children were more excited than ever before. What made them wait so eagerly? It was the arrival of a new computer tutor, who will teach them something that they have not learnt or even aware.  Yes, the new tutor will help them learn photography, image and video editing, how to use Ms-Word, Power point etc. Isn’t it nice to know that the kids will learn something that is fun at the same time educational?  

The Photoshop classes taken by their old tutor came to an end after the kids have learnt the basics in Photoshop. From last Saturday, the kids were exposed to new syllabus.  Few children (from grade 5-8) were picked and were taught to do image editing. They were even given the introduction about video editing. Today’s class was an introductory class for their new tutor to get acquainted with them.   

Their new tutor was surprised to see the kids pick up the lessons so fast. He agrees that this makes it really fun to teach. It is interesting to know how much better kids interact with technologies that are new to them.  

From next week, this blog will be updated with the new experiences of these kids. In the near future we are also planning to conduct competitions like photography, picture editing etc 

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