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by Joel Brain
Video is the story-telling tool of our culture. Helping students learn to use this medium to communicate effectively is important. It requires a mastery of basic skills like researching, reading, writing, and speaking. Video production also involves problem solving, collaboration, and the ability to gather and analyze data.
Because it's multi-sensory, (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) it challenges students to use a variety of abilities. It truly targets multiple intelligences. And since video is hands-on and product-oriented, it tends to be real. And that is a recipe for inspiration.
Sure, video is a very powerful communication medium, so why not consider having your students produce their own? Read the following articles, two by Joel Brain and one by Jewett Elementary 1st Grade teacher Kary Rogney:
Video is the perfect tool to assess your students' understanding. Video lends itself to AUTHENTIC assessment. And that's more than just educational jargon...
You'll need to assess the students' video production skills as well...
Storyboard Template (pdf)
Video Production articles/tutorials/sites:
MovieMaker www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx Final Cut Pro www.apple.com/finalcutpro/
Adobe Premiere www.adobe.com/products/premiere
General Video Info:
About Desktop Video
Examples of teacher- or student-generated online video
1st Grade teacher Kary Rogney's student videos: