Hey, guys! Another brainstorming thread... I'm the GATE teacher (gifted and talented), which is afterschool for 8-10 weeks twice a year. I get to choose my topic, and I'm given about $500 for supplies. While these supplies technically belong to the program, I am the only teacher/coordinator for the site so they just stay in my room with a GATE label on them. I try to choose topics that would be interesting to students outside of GATE as well, as the supplies can be re-used. Last year we did Greek Mythology the first half of the year, and Crime Scene Investigation the second half. This year I've been told we have a bit more money. No exact amount given, just 'tell me what you want and I'll see if I can fund it'. I'm thinking of doing movie/podcasting creation for the first half of the year to get technology into the classroom, and 3D printing for the second half of the year. If you were going to build a movie or podcasting production area in your classroom, what would you want? I do have iPads, but I'm not sure if I should get a different video camera for better quality. I'm thinking I should get a green screen. And I'd like a cool microphone for podcasting. Other ideas? Anyone have a cool set-up? I tried to Google it and couldn't find anything.