By RODNEY D. BOAM
Trevor Jensen, beginning his third year as an English teacher at Beutler Middle School, received a $2,000 from a CenturyLink grant that was administered by the Idaho State Department of Education to be used to create a new video-editing station.
The station will allow his students to use cutting-edge technology and video-editing software to produce educational videos. Edited video presentations are the new language of business, entrepreneurship, government, marketing and science.
Jensen would like to build a digital library of student created videos to be used in the classroom for instruction.
“West Side has been aggressively and successfully seeking out grants to increase the availability of technology in our district,” Jensen said.
“I expect my students to master the types of technology which will be required of them to be successful in the 21st century workplace.”
The grant is awarded to Idaho K-12 public school classroom educators who demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom.
One of the purposes of this grant is to recognize Idaho K-12 public school teachers who are using technology in innovative ways in the classroom to improve student performance.
The grant also is given to increase the use of technology in the classroom by sharing proven methods of how teachers are using technology to improve student performance.”
As a middle-school teacher, he said he recognizes some students are not engaged or motivated to participate in class or on regular assignments, but might do well on a project that requires them to learn video editing and film production technique.
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