NOTE: This updated Beta version of an assembly segment keeps the sound track of what had been presented hundreds of times in the 1990s and early 2000s, while animating the images. To fully replicate the assembly content requires access to many more photos, and probably a whole page devoted to photo credits. The Photos from Afghanistan that are newly added are from friend, journalist & filmmaker Zack Baddorf. New photos from China are from former coworker, longtime friend Jonathan Nook, and large numbers of photos are from Unsplash
So the question is, should I continue this effort? Would anyone take up the mantle of presenting if the videos were upgraded?
Start Video #1 directly upon having all students seated/ prior to and better than any long introductions or additional announcements. If anything, just ask that the principal introduce you by name and ask that the students give their full attention to an important message.
Assembly Videos can be thought of as 4 Units:
- Videos 1, 2, and 3 – Start the “Game”
- Videos 4 & 5 – Round 1 observations & expanding the game rules
- Videos 6 & 7 – Population Density, Food and Energy Disparity Simulation
- Videos 8 & 9 – Simulation Conclusions, Ways Forward, More Soon in Class
Classroom Demo videos are 2 each for:
The Video demos are for presenter and classroom facilitator use. They are NOT appropriate for students to view alone or in small groups. The Group Dynamic Effect of the on-stage simulation is diluted if experienced in groups of less than 100 students. The best size assembly audience tends to be about 300 students at a presentation.
A 1-Minute Demo