10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking

“… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes)

If you follow my Twitter-stream, you know that I spend a lot of time viewing, collecting sharing videos. In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media.

1) Conversation with Future Me/You:

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  • Sherry

    You forgot music videos! My students did these last year as part of an interdisciplinary project on Greek Philosophers. Students wrote and sung lyrics and produced their video…with properly cited MLA citations. :) After working on the projects we had a 9th grade video premiere party where each group shared what they’d learned before showing video. The top three were selected then revealed & played at the next PTA where we did American Idol style voting (which means lots of kids dragging family so they could vote). You have gotta love a project where kids come in begging to do it again! :)

    Here are a few links to some of our videos:

    Archimedes (Wiz Kalifa style) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJXtc92lVxA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Eratosthenes (Tune of Billionaire)

    Aristotle (a’la Ke$ha)