Slowmation Project-Day 2

If you come to class earlier today, please take a few minutes to complete this mid-semester survey.  If anyone comes into the class, please tell them to do so…I will come in at 11:25.
Mid-Semester SURVEY

Our goal today is to complete taking all the footage you need.  Please keep this in mind.  If you can’t finish taking the footage today, you need to meet with your partners during the weekend to accomplish this task.

If you do finish taking your pictures, you’ll want to import the pictures into iMovie (or whatever tool you want to use). PLEASE talk to me BEFORE you import your pictures — there’s a setting in iMovie that we need to change first!


Turn off default zoom: Very important: Go to File<Project Properties and click the “Timing” tab in the top left corner. In the “Initial Photo Placement” drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, change the option from “Ken Burns” to “Fit in Frame.” If you skip this step you’ll have a zoom effect on every picture you import into your video and it will look terrible for this project!  (But a great feature if you’re making a documentary about Abraham Lincoln!)

Once you’ve finished your videos – “share” them to our class Youtube account.  I’ll have the login and password available in the classroom.

Once your video is uploaded, share the Youtube link with your group. Then, each group member should create a Creativity and Innovation page in their portfolio. On the Creativity page – you should write a short description of your video (see below) and provide a link to it. In your description, please respond to the following:

  1. Which grade level?
  2. What is the subject?
  3. What is the Georgia Performance Standard that you are using to create this instructional video?
  4. How might this video help students to understand the concept?
  5. How are you going to evaluate the students’ understanding?
  6. What are the difficulties that you have encountered in this project?
  7. Do you like this project? Why or why not?
  8. Do you think this idea is good for students’ creativity development?
  9. How can we improve this project?
  10. What are the merits and pitfalls of this kind of project?
  11. Find a resource online that talks about the merits of student-generated educational videos.  Talk about how you agree and/or disagree with the resource you located.



  • START to think about the big ideas that you want to use for your classroom
  • Think about this question: If you can create a similar document for your school, what will you talk about?


  • finish reading your document already
  • keep working on your social media project.  Make sure you are ACHIEVING the SHORT-TERM GOALS!
  • think about how you are going to present the slowmation project in class.  I want to see you present it like a teacher.  Pretend that the whole class is your students!


  • finish taking the footage for your slowmation project
  • get your storyboard ready to edit the footage and record the narration in class on Monday




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