Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. Each year I meet younger and younger learners who have their own YouTube Channels. Not surprisingly, Forbes reported that the highest paid YouTube star of 2018 was 7 year-old Ryan of the Ryan Toyreviews Channel. This year […]

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. A digital portfolio allows students to upload and keep a record of work over time and share this work with family members and school staff regularly. When students regularly look back and reflect on their […]

Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

In a previous post I outlined my 6 step process for implementing digital projects (1. Evaluate an example, 2. Assign the mission, 3. Students carryout the mission, 4. Peer edit, 5. Share the mission, and 6. Feedback/evaluation). In upcoming posts I will be sharing some of my student projects to give you ideas for the upcoming […]

Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

“A problem well put is half solved.” – John Dewey Now that my semester has ended I have some time to share some of my students’ projects. I teach English and students are required to complete at least 4 essays throughout one semester. I add a digital component to each writing, because our students need […]

DIY Video Lesson to Illustrate Process Analysis

My students learn nine different types of essay forms in one semester. Instead, of getting them to write essays for each form, I try to introduce them to types of writing activities we do now, which emulate these forms. I think it’s important for students to learn the different types of writing forms and the […]

Students Learning with Video Projects #EdtechMissions

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for learning with video projects. We talked about the importance of storyboarding to plan their projects and learning how to edit. Students also need to learn how to properly remix and attribute Creative Commons content into their projects. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech […]

14 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions […]

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

“Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” – Dan Patterson Students enjoy producing short videos and showing their creativity. Planning a video project doesn’t have to be a huge headache. In my digital book, Learning to Go, I provide tips, resources, rubrics, […]

Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers! ”Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… [and] video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” – Dan Patterson Some of the most popular apps and social networks (Periscope, Meerkat, Vine, Instagram, Youtube, etc.) make it easy for anyone to quickly […]