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Using a Green Screen in Your Classroom?
How much more engaging would it be for students to be able to tell their story using visual effects from a green screen? If a student knows that their story may have the chance to be shared and viewed by the class, the whole school, posted on Twitter, or shared elsewhere, what effect does that have on their performance levels/effort/engagement in the writing process?
Learning about Audience or Author's Purpose:
Are you trying to persuade your audience? Entertain them? Inform? How could the use of a green screen enhance these learning opportunities for students. How do visual effects contribute to the overall purpose of your presentation? How does being able to view your written work visually and allow for feedback enhance the learning process?
While it is important for our student to be able to follow steps/directions for tasks, it is equally as important, if not more so, for students to be able to generate unique ideas, work collaboratively, and create new things. The use of a green screen supports all of these areas and helps students to add voice/choice to the learning process.
The opportunities to enhance learning are endless. Below you will find a link to Culturestreet.org.uk's homepage that has 9 videos showing students utilizing a green screen. Video 9 is a teacher's account on the experience. The most important thing, however, is like our students, we need to be creative and step back and ask ourselves the following question:
The Green Screen is a tool with many capabilities? Are there ways that I could be using this to enhance learning in my classroom? You may just come up with a way to use it that hasn't been done before. Thanks for continuing to explore possibilities with me. That is how we stumble upon great new things!
You can still enter minutes on Monday morning if your students bring their slips in following break. Students may also bring their donations to the office at any time if they have earned any of our level 1-5 prizes. Thanks for your support of our read-a-thon!