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Live at the Hive continues to thrive thanks to Gilbert School students


Live at the Hive, a YouTube show produced by students at The Gilbert School enrolled in the school’s broadcasting class, is continuing with its third season.
The show includes interviews with students and teachers at the school, along with various segments about upcoming events.
Segments include “Ask Gilbert,” and “Feature with a Teacher.”
Technology teacher Steven Hodges, who is in the middle of his fourth year of teaching at Gilbert, teaches the class and serves as technical help for the show.
From creating each episode, students learn about video technology as they use professional video cameras, microphones, lighting, and video mixers to create each episode.
“This show helps students explore careers in broadcast production,” Hodges said. “The students developed the show with various human interest stories and interviews. They record the show, they write the script and its all them. I’m there for technical support. It’s cool seeing how the group of students all work together to produce and create the show.”
Hodges said that the group of students learns about media literacy by producing and creating the show.
“It’s amazing to see my students when they step up to all of this technology that is somewhat new to them,” Hodges said. “To see them step up and understand it, and internalizing the learning that they are doing. There are very few things that I find more inspiring than watching students learning right in front of you. It makes you feel very valuable as a teacher. Everybody in this group works very hard.”
Hodges added that the show is geared toward everyone, not just members of the Gilbert community.
“We want to get this show out into the world and not just on YouTube,” Hodges said. “These guys are rocking it every week, getting out something new.”