I film my morning announcements with an HD camera in a room we painted green. This way we can use chroma key for any background we want to use. Right now, we film the Principal and Asst. Principal doing annoucements with occasional appearances by some animated characters. we have been doing pretty standard annoucements but we are getting ready to switch to our Student Council doing announcements so I hope to do a few "feature" stories. We shoot 2-3 times a week and I edit pretty much every night using Vegas Video. We show our announcements through our share drive and I post them on our Glog page. You can see a couple of examples on these sites:
Do you have any grade 3-5 Title 1 classrooms? There are a few spots remaining in a grant program for schools to use In2Books, a supplemental reading project that pairs students with adult pen pals.
Check out the articles in The Reading Teacher and Phi Delta Kappan about it. Or read more at: in2books.epals.com.