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Videos Of My Students’ “Ideal Neighborhoods”


Last week, I wrote about how my students were in middle of one of my favorite units — about focusing on neighborhood assets. You can read more about it there.

We’re now finishing it up, and students have developed their “ideal neighborhoods.” Here are a couple of same videos from them, along with a “bonus” musical video developed with Magisto, which I’ve also written about

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Have you seen any of the work Bernie Dodge is doing with mobile technologies? He has student-teachers facilitating similar activity only students walk their neighborhoods and collect data using mobile phones.

  2. Larry, quick question for you.

    I really like the idea of video taping the students and posting it up on my own person website. My question is, do I need to have parental consent forms filled out in order to post the videos on my site or youtube channel?

    I hope to hear back from you!

    Thanks and have a great weekend!


    • Derek,

      Yes, I’d suggest getting parent consent forms. I’ve used ones and combined them with permissions to use student work in books. You can see a couple of sample forms in my “The Best” list on student blogging.


  3. Larry,

    Thanks for the info! I’m going to search around the blog and look for the forms.


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