Debbie Kiser’s JME Summer Students Excel at KET Media Lab

Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_01891aDebbie Kiser, Library Media Specialist at Julius Marks Elementary, is well-known in the Fayette County Schools and beyond for her consistent enthusiasm and support of students who adore her, year after year. I blogged in 2011 about a visit to her excellent school video production, JME-TV. She’s also known for homemade fudge, which she’s dispensed for years like a fairy godmother to the delight of children and fortunate adults (I got some today, yay). Today, Ms. Kiser brought several summer school program students to the KET Media Lab for a workshop in video editing using iPads…

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Here’s one of the groups’ videos, all made with iPads: My KET Experience. More examples of JME video projects are at the KET’s School Video Project website.

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If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

UK’s Robinson Leaders Make Videos at KET’s Media Lab

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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The University of Kentucky’s Robinson Scholars Program for first-generation college bound high school students serves 29 counties of eastern Kentucky. Applicants are selected based on factors such as enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, personal enrichment, and need for financial aid.

Those high school students chosen for the Robinson Leaders Program become eligible to participate in enrichment activities that emphasize academic preparation for college and that develop students’ social, career, and leadership skills. Activities and services for students in the leadership program include:

  • Career and College Coaching
  • ACT Prep Workshops
  • Leadership, Career, & Academic Workshops
  • Summer Academic Enrichment Camps
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • College Visits
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Financial Assistance for the ACT & AP Exams
  • Eligibility for the Robinson Scholarship

As part of their Summer Academic Enrichment Camp, 20 students from the program attended a workshop in Basic Video Production for iPads at KET’s Media Lab, Lexington, on 6/27/16. KET’s Jeff Gray, along with the group’s instructors and counselors, Phillip Barnett, Tyler Wells, John Mays, and Savannah Hummel — current UK students and former Robinson Scholars Program participants — helped the students make PSA (public service announcement) video projects describing and promoting the Robinson Scholars Program. Their efforts are now posted online at the KET School Video Project website.

Here’s a good example of one of the video projects made entirely with an Apple iPad and iRig microphone.

And here’s a slideshow of the UK Robinson Scholars Program students making their video projects…

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If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

Breathitt County 4-H Students Make Video at KET Media Lab

Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Jessica Ritchie, 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent for Breathitt County, assisted by Jacob Brandenburg, Summer Extension Intern, brought several Breathitt County 4-H students to KET on 6/23/16 for Media Lab workshops by KET’s Cynthia Warner in Basic Video Production and Greenscreen Special Effects using iPads.

Here are pictures from their workshops in which they made video PSAs (public service announcements) about 4-H…

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If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.


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