I have had the pleasure to be a fan at many hockey games in my life, and one of the best memories actually came BEFORE the game even started!
A good friend of mine has a brother that used to work in the control truck (with all of the technical TV stuff), and we were allowed to walk through all of the crowds before this big playoff game, and actually sit in that truck and view the pre-game show.
What a great experience to see about 40 miniature TV's all along one wall with the main feed right smack dab in the middle. Throughout the truck there was communication that I was in utter awe of.
We were eventually escorted to our seats for the game (which was a victory for the home team ... in OVERTIME... after tying the game with seven seconds left!)
Don't get me wrong, the game was awesome, and will stick with me forever, but it changed how I thought of teaching my students.
Thinking of what I saw in that control truck, I thought: "Our kids can do this..."
And that's how "The Morning Announcements" were born.
Don't miss my next blog... explaining how our students run the announcements ... on video, LIVE, with an outside weather person, with SKYPE occasionally, and so much more.
I'm so excited, I can hardly wait to tell you.
I guess you'll just have to come back tomorrow to hear how we do it...