Lights! Camera! Action!
Movie Making Club has started for our 4th -6th graders here in Brandon. They are already on a role doing some serious movie work. This week we started collaboratively working on Scripts using Google Docs and lessons from Learnzillion. We started learning filming and editing techniques using the incredible film-making tool that is the iPad. We've even started doing some great drama lessons from Beat by Beat, a website I found that has fun drama games for kids.
There is nothing like seeing students creatively work together to design a movie. You can see their passions come through, and watch them work through challenges. Having a product that's so professional at the end really motivates them to work hard and persevere. I'm very excited to see the iPad and iMovie in the hands of our 4th-6th grade students. They are able to record, edit, splice, and enhance their movies very intuitively with the device. Mr. Phillips is basically an iMovie pro with his long history of making HAWK Talk videos.
We're just getting started, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the groups work together, using tools that allow them to take their thinking and turn it into a reality.
Instructional Technology Coach