Students in Deborah Stevens’ culinary arts II class at Bradwell Institute are masters in the kitchen. Mixing, chopping, sautéing and combining ingredients are second nature to this blended class of students from Liberty County High School and Bradwell. Thanks to a collaborative project with Bradwell’s media specialists, Nikki Lukkarinen and Miriam Hudson, Stevens’ students recently mixed a little technology into their final class project.
Students began their projects by working in groups to select recipes. The dishes selected were very diverse; one group picked pecan pie, while other groups selected chicken fettuccini and sushi. Each group created a storyboard to plan what kinds of photographs and video segments would need to be taken during the cooking process. School media specialists taught the students how to use digital cameras, Flip digital video cameras and Windows Movie Maker.
The project culminated with Stevens inviting students, school administrators and Liberty County Board of Education members to attend a reception and viewing of the students’ videos. Each reception attendee was given a copy of the Georgia Student Media Festival judging form and asked to give the students constructive feedback. Students will be able to visit the school media center to review the feedback and make improvements to their videos before entering them into the school media festival.