I am still processing DENSI2015, and today I spent some time going through the many #DENSI2015 tagged videos, specially looking for really creative ones. You see, I’m already trying to come up with something interesting and innovative for my own 2016 application video. I am sharing here a few that struck me in one way or another.
A School Librarian from North Carolina
The first is by Judy Uhrig, a school librarian just like myself. One of the reasons this video struck me is because like me, she is a high school librarian. We attended several of the same sessions at DENSI2015 as we have a similar view of our respective schools. We take on any and every content area and we serve our students and staff, no matter the requests. This is one of the reasons I love being a high school librarian, as no two days are alike, ever. No room for boredom or feeling like one is in a rut in this position for sure. Her video really represents that well. I know that for my own video, I did about 90% in an Animoto, mainly because I could create my video piece by piece, especially since I tend to put everyone else first and my personal projects last. My video portion and narration took place on a testing day when most of our students and teachers were encumbered, freeing up just a little bit of time for me. Her video REALLY represents what my typical day is like. I try to stay out of my office, visible, and accessible 80% of the day. Job well done Judy!!
A Technology Coach from California..and beyond
The next video I am sharing belongs to Dennis Grice, a Technology Coach who is starting his own new adventure in an International School this fall. I love the different approach he took in his creation. No less effective, viewers immediately pick up on his personality and dry wit! There were many with singing applicants, but his personal touch was spot on!
A Passionate Teacher from Texas
Finally, Lindsay Foster‘s video touched me as well. At the institute, we were encouraged to use our passions to reach others. There were many emotional moments as DEN members shared their story. It is easy to see how the DEN Community becomes such a close knit group, way above and beyond just the passion for teaching and learning that brings us together. Lindsay’s application video really showcased her passion well. way to go Lindsay.
All of the videos I have watched have given me something to consider as I begin planning for my next DENSI Application video. Meeting you in person was just icing on the cake. All the DENSI2015 attendees have seriously rocked my world–others who just don’t get it are going to think you warped me, and that’s okay too…as long as my passion for working in the education field continues to shine through. Thanks DEN Community and Discovery Education for allowing me to be a part of this and reigniting the fire for networking with an educational purpose.