What do you expect?

On the first day of school I gave the kids this assignment:

Tonight write three words describing your expectations for the 2012-2013 school year.  Write them with anything and on anything you would like and take a picture or video (no more than 15 seconds) of them.  Be as boring…or creative as you would like!  Send the video or picture to:  pose21figure@photos.flickr.com  All images and videos must be sent to the email address by 9:00pm.  If you do not have the ability to send your words to the email address, bring them in tomorrow and post them on the blue wall on either side of the American Flag in the classroom.

The email uploads directly to our flickr account.  I used bulkr to mass download them into one folder,and then popped them all into a Movie Maker project…Movie Maker 12 is great by the way.  The video is below.

What do you expect? from Moran Mustangs on Vimeo.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. It’s a great idea and if you don’t mind I would like to try this with my class next year (Feb in NZ). Will you revisit this idea towards the end of the year and compare the videos? (It would be interesting to see if they believed their expectations had been met, especially those that were looking for stress!)

    1. Yes…show on last day of school…to see if their expectations have been met, and in my head, have I met their expectations?

  2. This is such a great idea. I think it would work for small projects throughout the year as well.

    I will definitely look into finding ways to use this in my classroom.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fantastic idea. I never used flicker before. It took me about 30 minutes to figure out the process, test it, and download to Bulkr (they is a short “how to video” on Bulkr). I am planning to use your idea at a teacher training next week.

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