That's kind of the way it's been happening in the planning stages of some activities over the last year and a half when it comes to green screening.
Green screen technology has a lot of draw in the classroom: student engagement, motivation, collaboration, creativity, and the design process of the maker movement. Not to mention it is fun, and brings writing, information, presentations, and skits to life in an entirely new way. In the past, we've created environmental travel infomercials with 4th and 5th graders, United States regions reports with 3rd graders, and a historic trip on the "Road to the US Revolution" with our 4th graders.
Our latest adventure in green screening was with 2nd grade. We recently finished a unit with Second Graders on the innovation and impact of 8 game-changing inventions over time. Our school news writer beautifully wrote about it here! Plus, at that link, you can see our movie debut and final project (created with the DoInk, PicCollage, and iMovie apps).
If you are ready to dive into the wonderful world of green to up your student engagement, here are some great links & resources to check out:
- Green Screen Magic Smore Page by Janet Corder and Joan Gore
- Cybraryman's Green Screen Resource Page
- The Green Screen Maker Space Project Book by Todd Burleson
Now, all you need to do is load up your camera, hang a green screen (I got mine relatively inexpensively on Amazon.com--the Dollar Store or fabric store is another great place to shop), and start filming!
Weather map image from https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editing-tips/how-to-shoot-a-green-screen-video.html, my green screen office (and red arms) from https://www.severnschool.com/page/Severn-News?pk=935177. Title header created in Canva.com
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