Linda, I regularly have my students create videos to demonstrate their understanding of content. I wish I had known early enough to include this as part of one of our projects this year. I had a group of special education students who used video to show how they understood density. It was incredible. Their knowledge was so far beyond what was included on the test. I like to provide the option of video (rather than requiring it from all students.)
I like the idea of students creating safety rules. It has me considering how I might have my students create videos about science lab safety. My concern relates to how my students might focus on unsafe practices and encourage behavior that can be harmful. I'd like to hear the thoughts of others about this.
Glen, Regarding Science Lab Safety...I do understand your concerns about encouraging students to practice unsafe habits in place of the best practice. If your students produce a Lab Safety video, have them model the best practice and tell why that procedure is the best practice. By shifting the focus to best practice examples it may help students remember why those procedures are important.
Glen, Using a rubric is a wonderful idea to keep students focused. I found a website from a 7th grade teacher from South Caroline who used a "Make a Movie" rubric with her class on a WWII project. This example may help you develop the perfect rubric for your class. Click on the following link to view: Kathleen Beck - Rubric for Making a Movie
Yes, I agree with Linda. Vimeo is a great resource and it creates an easy embedding code that works greatly in our course moodle platform area.
We have also begun using Camtasia which is another great video editing resource. Camtasia Studio is a power screen recording and editing tool for creating great videos. You can record screecast videos like tutorials, presentations and demos. Results look great.
Thanks so sharing.
Just came across a perfect article for this discussion from edutopia which recommended 5 great apps for making movies on mobile devices. To view the complete article click the following link: http://goo.gl/Bg6ZTw
Here is the list of apps and a website URL to view more information about each one:
· iMotion HD (iOS: Free, Upgrade Available)
· PicPlayPost (iOS: $1.99)
· Magisto Video Editor & Maker (Android: Free)
· iMovie (iOS: $4.99)
· Andromedia Video Editor (Android: Free)
Are there any other apps we could add to this list?
Thanks for the fun links. I'm glad you included both iOS and Android apps. I'm helping plan a summer training for science teachers. We must have both iOS and Android apps available that function similarly. Your list is very helpful. I'm thinking we will spend a short time on the "Switch" concept and incorporate these video apps.
Besides what are listed in this discussion so far, are there other iOS/Android similar apps that others recommend for video?
A great write up! Videos are great for presenting as well as assessing information. Some of my favorite apps, in addition to yours, are:
PicPlayText ($1.99) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picplaytext-musical-text-on/id537913467?mt=8
Pic Collage (free-no video, but text) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-collage/id448639966?mt=8
Videolicious (free) Videolicious on the App Store on iTunes
... and of course any of the whiteboad apps that permit inputting of pictures...
15 Free Apps for Streaming Video Content | Class Tech Tips ...for iOS and Android devices
- Discovery Channel
- Khan Academy
- CNN & NPR
- Super Stretch Yoga
- NBC Nightly News
- TED Talks
- Congressional Moments
- History Channel
I love many of these resources as well. TED Talks have some great videos to further enrich everyone's curriculum. I hope that teachers are taking advantage of that.
I have been sharing with our teachers about the use of vimeo, as well as ivideo converter (ilivid) to download youtube videos so that they can be run successfully within the school settings that still do not allow youtube access within their school district. So many have been so thankful for that resource as well.
Keep on sharing everyone. What are some more resources?
Discovered this information today and wanted to share it in the "Using and Making Films in the Classroom" discussion.
Important Tip: Teach Students HOW to Watch the Videos...
Watching an instructional video is much different than watching a popular movie. Click the following link to view strategies to help students get the most from their instructional videos...