Mrs. Young's class at Eastmont Middle School, recently completed a video project where they applied the literary elements they were learning in class. During the unit on literary terms, students created a superhero themed movie with the elements of a plot. They story boarded the ideas before starring in their film. The students did most of the filming (using an iPad) while Mrs. Young completed the editing in iMovie.
Mrs. Young invited other classes to attend the mini-movie premier of the “Eastmont Avengers”. Her classroom was decorated in movie motif and viewers got to much on popcorn as the watched the finished product! The students loved this project and are begging to do another one soon!
Have you ever wondered how you can use QR codes in your school or classroom? Butler Middle School is using them in a creative way to help get students excited about reading! The library staff created QR codes for select books, that link to a trailer, or other interesting information about the book or author. Students can check out an iPod touch during their time in the library to help them find a book that interests them. Students are loving the chance they have to use technology, and the library is seeing increased interest in some of their books.
Don't know what a QR code is, or how it works? Check out this video.