[THVInstitute13] Using QR Codes and iFilm


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Presentation given by Gretchen Weerheim at Teaching the Hudson Valley's 2013 Summer Institute, "Placed-Based Learning & Common Core".

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[THVInstitute13] Using QR Codes and iFilm

  1. 1. Ready for the Big Time, or How can I throw English and Technology in a blender and still have a core curriculum smoothie? By Gretchen Weerheim, Executive Director Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, NY gretchenweerheim@gmail.com
  2. 2. First things first: Disclaimer This program was designed to meet New York State Standards for the following: Topic: Making an iFilm Art Standard #1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the arts Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
  3. 3. First things first: Disclaimer Common Core State Standards Connections: ELA: L.4.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking L.4.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing L.4.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening
  4. 4. iMovie
  5. 5. Can I apply this to other areas? Why not? Using the iMovie app (or any film app) to create a film to explore any topic is a fine way to teach anything. Students still have to demonstrate skills. Scan this and you will have another example: 4th Grade Technology Infused Lessons Written by Nicole Mars and Laurel Martin Endeavor Charter Academy, Springfield, MI
  6. 6. The Student-Made Film Watch the film students from last year so artistically produced http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmc4BJH7Syg What do you think? Would your students like a project such as this? How could it be applied in the classroom? What subjects would it be useful for?
  7. 7. Your Turn Refer to the packet “Make a Movie! Be a Star!” • Break into groups of 3-4 (give or take) • Name your production company • Invent 3 wonderful ideas, then choose the best one (be nice) • Create characters • Write an outline • Write a script based on the outline • Break up script into scenes
  8. 8. Your turn continued • Draw scenes on a storyboard • Film the movie • Edit as necessary, add music if desired • Create credits • Present a film screening • Celebrate by contacting Hollywood agent and pursuing new career
  9. 9. The End? From the original Frankenstein, Edison Studios, 1910