Saturday, February 20, 2016

Filmmaking as an End Product

Filmmaking (see article below) would be a great way to make content stick. I believe that students would be better engaged in whatever it is that they are learning or experiencing if the know they are going to create a film or movie. 

Making iMovies of events and experiences helps me be more engaged and reflective of what is going on at NSE. I think it is the final product that engages me. I enjoy watching it over and over again. I am always amazed at how easy it is and how "quality" the movie or trailer can look with very little effort. In addition, I can share it publicly and reflect on it later. Sometimes I reflect back on it years later much like the Stolen Childhood video shared below. 

We have the NSETV studio available for filmmaking. Mrs. Coates and the video members would be more than happy to assist with making films using the Tricaster and green screen wall to make quality films. We also have an auditorium that is great for class or grade level plays and skits. Several years ago a teacher had her class perform a play about child labor laws of the early 1900's called Stolen Childhood.

I am a big believer in the Design Qualities created by the Schlechty Center. If we can engaged the non-compliant child in a way that he or she is willing to persist and struggle in order to produce, we will more than likely have all of our students engaged. 

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