Lynn and Jennifer began with an explanation of the FLIP camera, and then introduced their task. Each team of teachers was given still images and a script. They produced quick videos about the food chain, volleyball rules, the assassination of Lincoln, or The Outsiders. Definitely interdisciplinary. The videos were narrated with still images moving in and out of the frame like Common Craft videos. This idea is such a great integration project, so if you are looking for a short and easy project, I recommend this concept heartily. If you are not familiar with Common Craft, take a look at how Lee and Sachi LeFever simplify Augmented Reality.
From what I heard on the last day of this workshop, this presentation was well-received. If you happened to miss it, here are your resources, compliments of Brinson's shsinstructionaltools wiki.
- 40 Ways to use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
- I am Lodge
- Lodge Songs with Lyrics
- Lodge's Blog with examples of videos and his latest work.