The Media Minions participated in a Student Showcase where they presented some of the multimedia projects that they have created through the club including Vines, Animoto book trailers, and the Augmented Reality app, Aurasma. As soon as the showcase opened, they were mobbed with questions from attendees and they showed a great deal of poise under pressure. They were amazing! They handled the questions with aplomb and really put themselves out there to showcase their hard work. They charmed everyone with their knowledge and enthusiasm. They were the buzz of the conference!
Later in the day, Melanie Farrell and I gave a presentation on using Augmented Reality in schools. When we were surprised by a standing-room only crowd, the Minions stepped up to help us demonstrate the Aurasma app. They showed all of the traits that we hope our students are learning – collaborating well with peers, problem-solving, application of skills, flexibility, good digital citizenship, and (perhaps most important of all) bravery! These children were fearless fielding questions from a room full of technology experts. They were excellent representatives of our school and I was so proud of them.