Leander ISD is producing a short documentary video to showcase our emergency spring response to COVID-19. We are seeking help in collecting first person accounts to fill in our narrative using Flipgrid.
Please help us by sharing your story by June 4 using this link to our Flipgrid or by downloading the Flipgrid mobile app (Apple and Google Play) and using the code lisdcovid19. You can also share videos, photos, etc. for our documentary using this Google Drive.
By participating, you are agreeing to allow us to use whatever footage or response you leave with us in our documentary. Because we plan to keep our documentary less than 10 minutes, you may not be included in the video. However, we may use your response for shaping policy or practice in our continued response to COVID-19 and we may use it for other projects, such as a podcast or the LISD Timecapsule.
We will premiere the video during the June 10, 2020 State of the District presented by Smile Doctors event before sharing it on YouTube, Facebook, and the LISD website.
Best Practices for a Response
Share Moments and Feelings
Think of moments that relate to your response and describe that setting. How did you feel in that moment? What did it look like around you?
Make sure you are in a well-lit space. If you have harsh lighting, put it behind the camera.
Record in a quiet space. Be close to your camera so the audio is as clear as possible.
Any camera will work. Please record horizontally, not vertically, and keep your camera steady.
We ask 10 questions in our Flipgrid for you to answer. We hope you answer all 10, but understand if you want to pick and choose. EVERYONE needs to answer no. 1.
Q1: Introduce Yourself
Welcome to our Documentary recording for COVID-19. Share details about yourself, including your first and last name, your role in the district (student, job title, parent, volunteer, etc.), and your involvement within LISD (i.e. your school, department, team, organization, club, etc.).
This is a quick response, so please respond in 30 seconds.
Q2: First Time Hearing COVID-19?
What were your thoughts the first time you heard or read about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Where were you? How/who told you about it? How did you feel? What did you think about what would happen (if anything)?
Q3: Cancelled Events, Trips
What do you remember about the cancellation of trips and events, games from March? How did it make you feel and how did that decision impact you personally? Please describe where you were when you learned and specific details as to how this decision impacted you personally.
Q4: Engage with School
Once our buildings and schools closed and Spring Break was over, how did you engage with your school or school relationship? Do you have a story about a Zoom call, remote work, remote learning, or a time when living in quarantine got real for you?Google Drive FolderLISD COVID 19 Documentary
Q5: Who Helped You or Helped Others
We had so many teachers, volunteers, parents, and organizations rallying to support schools. Who helped you personally or who did you see help someone else during the Spring? Share details about this person, how they helped, and what it meant.
Q6: Remote Learning, Remote Work
How did you do remote learning or remote work? How was it for you? What worked well? What didn’t work well?
Q7: The Governor’s Announcement
What impact did the Governor’s announcement to keep schools closed for the remainder of the year have on you, your family, or your organization? Where were you when you heard that news? How did it make you feel?
Q8: Closing the Year
How did you close your school year? What did you miss? Did you go back to school to collect items? What was that like? Did you have a normal event virtually? What was it and how did it make you feel?
What advice would you give someone who struggled during COVID-19 closure? What did you do that worked or didn’t work?
Q10: What Will You Remember
In 10 years, what will you remember about this time? What will you want to share? What stories stick out?
How to Flipgrid
Here’s a great video from Flipgrid for students (if you’re submitting a video, you are a “student” for this grid, even if you aren’t a student).
Accessing Flipgrid on your computer
Accessing Flipgrid on your phone
Flipgrid is a tool we have access to via our Microsoft licensing that is built for the classroom. It allows you to record, edit, and submit a video (or upload a video, record a screen share) from a computer or device. It also allows us to see multiple responses to the same questions. This is critical to our team so we can produce this video.