EDUCATION

Prairieville Middle School presents PVM Studios

Brittany Reid/PM Reporter
The eighth graders at Prairieville Middle had the opportunity to capture their eighth grade year on film. With the Mac computers students are able to edit and produce video using iMovie. The students also use their Dell laptops to edit with Adobe Premiere.

When Joyce Lowe and Tara Landry got together to collaborate on new ways for their students to learn, they came up with a new revolution on teaching ELA and Technology. Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Landry decided to combine their English and technology skills to bring broadcast journalism to Prairieville Middle.

The two of them wrote a grant and received 50 Macintosh wireless notebooks, one HD Digital Camcorder, eight Handheld Digital Camera, two SmartBoards and eight Digital Camcorders. After the grant was received, PVM Studios was created. PVM Studios allows eighth graders to film, edit, and produce monthly news-broadcast for the entire school.  Mrs. Landry uploads all productions to schooltube.com and to Edline so parents can watch their student’s work.

The eighth graders at Prairieville Middle also have the opportunity to capture their eighth grade year on film. With the Mac computers students are able to edit and produce video using iMovie.

The students also use their Dell laptops to edit with Adobe Premiere.

 Students are also in charge of designing their own movie posters and DVD labels for their eighth Grade documentary. These students will have their “movie premiere” on eighth grade awards night in May. Check them out at schooltube.com and type in Prairieville Middle.