Making common craft-style videos
Making common craft-style videos using simple paper cut-outs with an accompanying narrative to explain the concepts in plain English.
Making a video for a school website/class blog about a school/class event or project
Making a video to demonstrate learning
Making a video reflection about the learning process
Making a video tutorial for peers (within or beyond school)
Retelling an original story from a minor character perspective
#1 What's this?
Students watch a common craft-style video and identify (1) its main components and (2) what needs to be done to create such a video. They can also outline the main steps of the process.
Students choose or are given a topic. They create a script of their narrative for their video with relevant scaffolding if required. They consider (1) the purpose of the video, (2) the context, (3) audience.
#3 Text power
Students explore several examples on Youtube and identify what makes common craft-style videos appealing or not to audiences. They revise their drafts accordingly.
Using their scripts, students identify the images central to their video story line. They draw the images or find some online. In doing so they consider which images will be appealing to their audience and also work well for their videos.
Students practise reading the script and manipulating the paper cut-outs. They can use a timer if there are limits to the length of their videos. They next revise the script as required.
Students use available technologies to record their videos. They explore how to operate the device and/or application if they are unfamiliar with technology.
If required or desired, students use movie-editing software to edit any parts which require editing.