I love capturing my students learning adventures through photos and video clips. Having a camera at the ready gives my students a sense of empowerment, they feel that their voice and learning matters. They also get an opportunity to reflect back on their school year months and even years later. Parents get glimpses into their child’s learning adventures and become active participants in the journey.
I was excited to share the following video slideshow at our open house on Thursday:
My students and parents were thrilled to view it as well! For those parents who were not able to attend the evening, I uploaded the video to Vimeo and tweeted out the link. Now our learning became visible far beyond our classroom walls!
Wonder what tomorrow will bring…
Teachers may look at the video above and think it’s beyond their technical abilities. Please know it was created in less than 5 minutes! It was not created in iMovie. First, I simply dragged all the photos and video clips I wished to use into a new album in iPhoto (File-New album). Next, I right clicked (press two fingers on track pad) on the album and selected slide show. Pick the theme and music and press play! Done!
To turn my slideshow into a “video” to share on Vimeo, I used Quicktime. Click on Quicktime, file- new screen recording. Start screen recording, open and play your slideshow, Quicktime is now recording it. Let slideshow play. When slideshow is complete, quit Quicktime add save to desktop. Go to Edit-Trim. Easily trim video and save once again! Upload to Vimeo! Done!