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ACPC 2nd Graders have BIG plans to make a difference

YouTube video makes it to STLP Kentucky State Championship. It's embedded today on CM, click on headline to view; along with accompanying photos

By Laura Marcum, Music Teacher, Adair County Primary Center

Students at the Adair County Primary Center have BIG plans to make a difference in our world. 2nd Grade students in the Student Technology Leadership Program or STLP have been working on a community service project. The group has created and starred in a video to address issues of saving water, electricity, and trees. Their video is entitled "12 Easy Ways to Save the Planet".

Each student participated in the research, script planning, videography, acting, video editing and promoting our video. Their project has made it to the STLP Kentucky State Championship April 12. To help show impact that our project has made we are simply asking people to watch the video and tell us where they are from. Our goal is to try to get as many views as possible before we go to the competition. We would love for people to leave a comment and tell us where they are from. You can leave a comment on YouTube and our video is also posted on our "Adair County Primary Center" Facebook page.

Besides making the video students had other BIG plans to go along with their project. They wanted to teach the students in their school ways to save water, electicity, and trees. They have taught a lesson to all the students in their building. As part of the lesson they told students about their project, the planning and research process, deciding on parts, taping their video segments, and what goes into the editing process.

One thing they shared is that movie making takes a lot of time. Sometimes you have to take re-take after re-take until you finally like it. They have enough extra footage for bloopers. Then they played their video to the class followed by going into detail about what an "Energy Vampire" is (mentioned in the video) and how to look for them.

For the month of March students plan to send home a "Energy Vampire" checklist for families to do together and send back to school (will be sent next week). An "Energy Vampire" is an electrical device that you think is off but it is still using electricity. Some easy ways to identify an "Energy Vampire" is if the device or plug is warm to the touch (like a cell phone charger) or if you turn the lights off in a room and find that a device is still lit up (video game consoles and DVD players are notorious).

Students will simply take the paper home, look in a few of the rooms at their house, and then check off that room on a paper, have their parents sign the paper, and return it. It is up to parents if they want to unplug something or not. The checklist is to simply make people aware of the energy vampires in their home. Our STLP students were the test group. One student and his mom wrote down all the energy vampires they found and it was over 20. Even though these devices may only use a little electricity, every day for 365 days could end up being dollars that could have been spent on your vacation.

Also, Kentucky Living Magazine has interviewed us and is helping us promote our video through their social media outlets.

All in all we would love to have our community help us and these students want to know that they did make a difference. If you have trouble leaving a comment and still want to let us know what you thought you can also send a comment to our STLP Leader at our school at the following email address:

This story was posted on 2017-03-16 07:40:25
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STLP Group - 12 Easy Ways to Save the Planet

2017-03-16 - Adair County Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo from Laura Marcum, Music Teacher, ACPC.
The STLP Group Front row: Laura Marcum(STLP Leader), Alayna Marcum, Macy Yarberry, Lilly Myers, Addie Baker, Sofia Coleman, Lydia St. Andrew, and Samantha Oliver. Back row: Cammon Wiseley, Lucas Thompson, Gabe Coleman, Brody Karnes, Jasper Kemp, Brent Moore, and James Skaggs. Laura Marcum

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Brent, Sofia, and Lydia - decide teaching is fun

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Brent Moore, Sofia Coleman, and Lydia Sidebottom decide that teaching is fun. Laura Marcum

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Jasper and Brody explain how they will chart success

2017-03-16 - ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo from Laura Marcum, Music Teacher, ACPC.
Jasper Kemp and Brody Karnes explain how they will use the map to help chart their success. Laura Marcum

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