Rhys Hodson, Takapuna Grammar
1) student needs a framework and a timeframe (include a weekend)
2) task needs to be interesting to the kids
3) production of the final product has to be fun
4) the presentation of the product has to be interesting
- No reason that group research should not be presented by a group. (Videos are acceptable as evidence)
- 4 to 8* students per group. One director who liaises with the teacher. Make everyone has a job. Start lessons with a directors meeting with teacher.
- MP4 format is best, less issues with editing
- Use Bluetooth for free transfer of files.
- In the criteria it was included that the video should be humourous and include props or scenes.
- Get the kids to peer assess the contribution of each member.
- Marked in class while watching.
* not sure about these numbers I find more than three per group probelmatic when it comes to workload/effort distribution
Windows movie maker
1) Distracting Background noise, especially wind, muffling the narratives. Try filming the scene and then add narrating afterwards.
2) Filmed sideways.
*Screenr captures your computer screen while recording your narration.
*TEDEd, lessons worth sharing. TED talks animated and resourced for classrooms.