Nerds spent most of their time researching and writing scripts for their Project for Awesome videos.
Because we only meet one hour a week, it takes a month to make a simple Project for Awesome video. Today was an introduction to the idea. We watched two of the most popular videos on projectforawesome.com, and commented on the power of symbolism in videos. The group came up with huge number of charities and causes that they'd like to support. Now they have to do the hard part: choose. Nerds care about a lot of things. Then we split up to watch more old videos on our own to get inspiration and ideas.
Next week will begin the real planning: research, storyboards, and scripts. After that it's recording footage and voiceovers. Then the final edit.
While talking about some of our favorite books and fan fiction, nerdfighters made page corner bookmarks from the template at Tally's Treasurey.
When JFunke's father died a year ago, he left her all his bow ties. They now live on her desk at school and get regularly borrowed for the day because "bow ties are cool." The nerdfighters gathered together to wear all the bow ties at once to honor the passing of JFunke's father. He would be happy to see the love of bow ties passed on to a new generation.
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An after school club at Baird Middle School
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