Chapter 6: Using Video for Creative Expression
Creating Media for Learning, page 60:
"The large shift that’s occurred in recent years is that we’ve grown from being passive viewers of video to becoming prodigious producers of it."
Creating Media for Learning, page 61:
"Fluent and meaningful video production engages a wide range of important skills. Projects require the same rigorous research and planning as written assignments, and articulation is often a collaborative effort that blends sophisticated visual and aural expression. The use of video production as a learning tool is also far reaching, from elementary students demonstrating learning of the alphabet to the documentation and explanation of a science experiment in high school. Video creation is rich in educational potential and can engage students in deep and meaningful learning experiences."
Resources and additional examples
Clever use of green screen, animation and music results in an amazing class video project.
Creative documentary style video by 4th grader
Very powerful high school PSA demonstrating the power of media to touch and influence an audience.
Excellent example using a cutout animation about the California Gold Rush.
Wonderful example of rich storytelling that uses a series of beautifully drawn and animated images with narration.
Nice example of using RSA animation to present a project on gender inequality (speed of video could have been a little slower)
History class using Common Craft (cutout) style of video to tell the story of the California Gold Rush.
Using time lapse to observe how mung beans sprout and grow.