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Race to the White House Badge Ecology 

Race to the White House is a Global Kids summer program where youth will develop a digital scavenger hunt with gps-enabled devices (geocaching) to create a public activity about the upcoming presidential election and its impact on issues of importance to our community and our country. The program will be used a one of the early beta sites for the Global Kids and the Hive NYC Learning Network badging systems.

 

 

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The BIG WEEK ! 

Heyy Everyone , This is VVP Big Week. Where Finallizing Our 3min Clip on Climate change this week. Im So Excited. I Just Cant Wait to See The Finishing touches On the Clip.  My Favrite Part Of This Film-making Process is That i Really Got to interact with everyone.

 

                             STAY TUNED FOR OUR BIG PREMIERE!

Flim Making!!! 

My favorite part about film making is searching for sound effects. I know its wierd but its very fun to figure out what kind of sounds effects we should put in the movies. My favorite part was listening to every sound until you hear the right one. This is fun because some sounds are wierd and funny and it makes you laugh. What I am looking forward about this week is definitely getting paid and also finishing the movie. I can't wait to see the finishing touches of this movie and showing it to  everyone.

                                           

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Back and Forth Badging!  

Badge mania is in full swing here at Global Kids, and I've been in the midst of all the action! For the past few weeks, I have been working on developing badges for the Virtual Video Project and Race to the White House, getting accustomed to the Hive NYC Badge Stack website, and learning how to create the best possible badges. During the process, I have been sitting in on BadgeStack workshops and meetings held by the OLP team to teach their peers about the badging system, which has given me tremendous insight into the system as well. Through these meetings, many of my own questions about badging have been answered, in addition to increasing my knowledge of the system as a whole. 

 

Done With Week 1 at VVP! 

 

 

Day Four Complete!

 

The past two days have seen the completion of our script, the creation of our storyboard and the assigning of roles in the film. It has been extremely busy, but definitely filled with lots of laughter, excitement, and collaboration. Youth received their parts in the film and practiced bringing emotion to their lines. As one student said, "you have to feel the character" in order to bring it to life. The students did a great job at infusing their characters with personality and making sure that they do justice to the important issues they are tackling. I feel honored and proud to work with such a talented and invested group of students.

 

I am very excited for what next week brings!