Since many schools are on holiday on Dec 18, the celebration starts early and lasts all month. Here’s how to participate:
- Teachers, you choose the celebratory activity: sing a song, learn a dance, do Arabic calligraphy or an art project, recite poetry, have a spelling competition, etc.
- Fill out this form to indicate that you will be participating.
- Take videos/photos of your class participating in the activity (see guidelines below) and submit them in this folder between December 1 and 8.
- When you upload your photo/video, create a folder with your name, name of the school and the level of Arabic (i.e. Ustaaza Caroline Sibley, UNC Chapel Hill, 3rd Year Arabic)
- QFI will create and share posts from these submissions on World Arabic Day and throughout the month. Remember, if you share media with students’ faces, QFI will need a signed media release form for each student. If you do not have the permissions - focus your photos on student work or capture a video of them singing or dancing with the focus on their feet or the computer screen with a song playing.
- Photos can be taken portrait or landscape format
- Signed media release forms are required for any photos with student faces
- Photo ideas:
- Students engaged in a group activity
- Students singing a song or dancing at the front of the classroom
- Students engaged in visual arts, such as calligraphy or mosaics
- Length: Keep videos short and sweet: Ideal video length ranges from 15 seconds to no longer than 2 minutes.
- Video orientation: Record the videos landscape (horizontal).
- Pro tips:
- If using an iPhone 13 or higher, set your video settings (Settings>camera>record video) to: 1080 HD at 30 FPS, and turn off HDR video.
- Keep it clear: When you are recording a video, you’ll want to make sure the audio is crisp and clean, and that the visuals are clear. Avoid noisy backgrounds and dimly lit areas.
- If time allows, capture a range of sequences from different POVs to create a variety of shots
Supported by the Arabic Teacher Council of the South. If you have questions, please contact Caroline Sibley at email@example.com.