Sad face, with the imminent demise of Wikispaces (which we’ve had since it started) this is our backup. le sigh.

The TV Studio at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Maryland. This resource is for our student crew members, executive producers, and teachers & staff of MHMS. But we’re also happy to help other school TV studios working with kiddos to create a transliteracy rich product!Questions? Please read this News@School – Live! blog post and then contact @GwynethJones & @DunbarMarkJ

Creating our show starts with these steps – please do them in order:

MHTV Weather News Links

Procedure: Get our current temps, grab the 7 day forecast map from WBAL11 News (link below), if not working try Channel 2 News – save 7 Day forecast map to Show Day PPT. Write Script. Print Script & place on Weather Desk.

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Downloadable Weather Script:

NEW_Weather Script_Format.doc

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Click below for current weather temps in Laurel, Maryland

WBAL 7 Day Weather Forecast Map for Show —- this is the one!

Copy today’s 7 Day Forecast Snapshot graphic into today’s news PPT!
NOAA Home Page – local weather forecasts, radar and reports from The Weather Channel

Local News Bits

MHTV_Studio_LocalNews.jpgHere is a helpful template to use to submit a local news announcement on MHTV.

As this is a job for kids we cannot accept emailed announcements only printed ones. Thank you!

We ask you to please:

• Type the message in 16 pt. Size
• Not to lists of kids names – our kiddos can’t read them & mispronounced names hurt feelings.
• Keep it short –2-3 sentences because we have a VERY limited time
• Do not repeat your message. Again, please do not repeat your message. It’s super annoying. We had a problem with this years ago, I think we’ve beaten it by now. I repeat, this used to be a thing, let’s pray that it has gone away for good. Heh heh heh

PLEASE Print OUT & PLACE in the folder corresponding to the day you want the news item aired (or the first day) on the door of the TV studio where it says LOCAL NEWS. Last min submissions will be accepted only if the show has not started yet.  NOTE: PTA or Admin submissions may be electronic. Because we really do like our paychecks. Teacher ones, please print out for us.

MHTV National News Resources

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Producers: We only play the Week in Rap on the first day of the week (Monday usually, unless there’s a holiday) See below for script template!
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NOW Requires Login: Use and our usual TV Studio AOL mocking Secret Squirrel Password! Ask Ms. Jones!

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Smithsonian Videos

Student News Net: Explore Your World –
I’ve become less and less happy with this source – use sparingly
Google News
Global, National, Sports, Entertainment, & Technology News

Example Story & Writing Tips:
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Don’t just copy & paste – edit for readability, understanding, relevance, and make it Teen friendly!
Snicketize words when needed! IE: Lemony Snicket would write -“ Rickety: “the word rickety, you probably know, here means unsteady or likely to collapse”;

#3 of How to Write Like Lemony Snicket — This helps to build our kiddos vocabulary!

EASY way to do this – highlight the word on the page & copy it and write this:
Original Word ,which means here (Paste Word and highlight) – Go up to TOOLS in MS Word & Choose Thesaurus – now choose the best of the offerings or two! INSERT! See below:

Photo Credit

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This is the LINK for WEEK In Rap or click banner above

Make sure the head tech brings up the vid on the show computer & preload for smooth playback.

Login: thedaringlibrarian ask me or Mrs. Singleton for password.

Week in Rap Script:

Use the MHTV Week in Rap script & add your fav 3 most trending news items
that they covered in the rap – & add a timely comment.
MHMS Featured on the Week in Rap!!!!! 2013~ AND on their FLOCABULARY BLOG!
Watch the Video! Bask in the AWESOME! Celebrate being a Murray Hiller!

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Teachers: I hope you found this page helpful – feel free to Tweet me if you have any other suggestions! Feel free to also copy & paste any of this for your TV Studio Wikipage
Creative Commons Share Alike – just please don’t forget the Attribution! Thank you! ~Gwyneth Jones

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