The problem? Supervisor of Instructional Technology / Technology Coach, Tina Bacolas was already booked during the desired period. The solution? Student experts! Hosting an iMovie-specific "Lunch n' Learn", Mrs. McClair suggested four students as in-class experts and teamed them up with Ms. Bacolas. These young ladies spent their lunch hour with Bacolas in her office, snacking on Oreos and reviewing the features of the program. "I asked them what they thought their classmates would already know about iMovie, and what things they would like to show them to enhance their projects", said Bacolas. The girls suggested "alien" sound effects, voice manipulators and banks of online sounds clips. Bacolas continues, "After discussing the technology and practicing, we even talked about proper citation of media".
The "mini technology coaches" went on to teach iMovie features to their classmates, demonstrating with a laptop and projector. They answered questions and served as supports to the class throughout the three days the class took to complete the project. Great job, ladies!