Today’s presentation at #GaETC was “Shaking Up the Morning Broadcast: Moving Away from Talking Heads”.
To Review the Important Points:
- Always start by teaching Copyright
- Recommend using Creative Commons
- In teaching students, start off slow. My first assignment doubles as a test for following directions.
- Use a storyboard. Mine is a simple 3 column structure. You can make your own. But make the students organize their idea in a storyboard.
- If you’re making a movie, no more than 5 words on a screen at a time.
- 3 Friend Rule: Ask 3 friends before asking me! IF four students don’t know how to do something, stop and TEACH everyone!
Presentation in PDF format: http://goo.gl/MOnn22
What I Didn’t Mention:
- You don’t need to go to video. Find ways to change what you are doing. It’s doing the same thing every day that loses the attention of the students.
- I love Green Screen by DoInk. It’s an iPad app that cost $3 and students can learn it and use it immediately.
- Practice, practice, practice. Even the easy apps, like Green Screen, take some practice.
- If you put students on the screen, change them up. Please don’t limit it to the same 5-10 students all year when you have several hundred in the building.
- Keep it short – five minutes is a maximum.
- It won’t be perfect. If students are doing this, and they should, it won’t be perfect. That’s what makes it so watchable.