One of the most important things we can teach students is to be a critical viewer of visual media. Can we believe everything we see?
My teaching partner and I created a 17-second iMovie: http://youtu.be/bnYYyL0wq30
We then gave students access to the 18 smaller clips from which the movie was made. The smaller clips prove that I'm not qualified to play in the WNBA.
Can students use those 18 smaller clips to re-create this same video? Fifth grade students require three 45-minute sessions to re-create this video on iMovie.
Yes, students learn the technology, but the full range of project objectives extends beyond the use of technology:
Once students have recreated this 17-second clip, they are prepared to do larger 3-minute projects in preparation for parent night. Details to follow.
If you subscribe to the original blog feed (expateducator.com), I can send you the original clips so that your students may re-create the video.