Now for the really impressive part! Later that day and on the half day Thursday, I had the 3 other classes come ask for my help. I couldn't help. I was swamped. I was sorry, but then said to go ask the expert boys I had helped earlier. The experts were on Cloud 9! By Thursday mid morning I had the 2 laptops with finished projects on my desk to upload. This new teacher being the facilitator, students being the teacher worked! Without my being there and available, the students utilized eachother's knowledge and blossomed! I am so proud of the work they produced. I am amazed at how easy this task was accomplished. I am pleased with the ownership and "impressed and proud" of themselves feeling these 8 to 9 year old students expressed.
Here is the link to the PDS Podcast page. The latest podcasts are 4C, 4D (Quicktime link not working but will be fixed on Tuesday) and 4A TV - February 11. 4B finished also, but I did not have a chance to send that file up to the podcast page yet. 4D class was the first class, and the class that became the experts for the other 4th grade classes.
(Side note: One of the experts from the 4D class brought his personal laptop to school on Thursday. He recently had a birthday party and wanted help on making his video. He and I played around, showing him how to search on the Internet for free music downloads, download it to his laptop, insert that sound wave on to his movie, and tweak the volume levels of both the music and audio on the live footage. I can't wait to see what he did over the weekend with this!)