Ledyard Education Advancement Foundation
2019 - 2020
“Lights! Camera! Action!”
Kathleen Smith, Melanie Cometa, and Zach Thomas - Ledyard High School
The music department and library will purchase a professional video camera to share. The camera would be stored in the new Media Recording Studio in the high school library. This room is for the LHS school community to use when creating video and audio projects for class. The camera would be used by the music department to film events for students to analyze, evaluate and learn from their performances. The new camera would be handheld to use outside with marching band and could be used with a tripod. The long-term benefits of viewing and evaluating musical performances, will give students the ability to reflect upon their work, in various forms, and to constructively find ways to improve throughout life. In addition, students will develop music appreciation skills as they hone their listening skills. In the library the camera will be used to teach about communicating information through media, in a variety of formats is an important skill for a future ready employment and in preparation for college. The ability to create media makes students better critical thinkers. Student’s become better at evaluating the media they consume every day when they learn the tools and tricks to create media. This critical thinking is an important life skill.