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Check out The Generation of the Old and New Website

August 10, 2009

Generation of the Old and New Webisode
SECCA is super proud of the 12 young students from the Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club who participated in the Inside Out Classroom project Our Story: The Generation of the Old and New. The program resulted in a Ning based website featuring a variety of webisodes, created by the students, sharing their experience learning about this city’s bygone Black Business District. The students hosted a premiere screening of their website at the Boys and Girls Club this past Friday for all of their peers, teachers, friends, and family, not to mention WXII Channel 12 News, who showed up to report on the event. 

The students did a phenomenal job creating the webisodes–implementing their newly acquired skills in shooting video, lighting, audio, and creating narratives. They began the process by conducting in-depth research at the downtown public library and then interviewing community elders who provided first-person accounts of the black business district. From this material the students created an intro to the project, 4 different webisodes, an outro, and then provided some behind-the-scenes material via their video blogs. 

All in all, the students created an exciting and dynamic web-based interpretive experience for others based on a critical piece of our city’s collective history. And they did it in about a week!! So check out their new site at iiieyekids.ning.com. Be sure to leave the students a comment, and enjoy!

This project was a collaborative effort between several organizations and individuals and I’d like to thank those people who made it possible:  Maya Gilliam of III Eye Digital, LLC with her program III Eye [kids]; Annette Scippio of the Society for the Study of African American History in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County; Pappi Conrad, and the entire staff of the Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club; and SECCA Programs Assistant Endia Beal.

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