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Friday, November 4 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom Through Video Creation

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Students are often limited throughout their rigorous academic year in terms of how and when they may express their creativity.  Even when opportunities arise, there are usually specific limitations still holding them back.  At the end of the day, it is important to remember that our students need time to decompress, have fun and explore some “outside-the-box” techniques when it comes to schoolwork, and that is where the potential for video creation and stop motion tools come in.

This session will focus mainly on the stop motion final project I have been assigning to my 6th grade technology class for the past two years.  It will outline the objectives and expectations I have for the students while also providing attendees with a surplus of take-away resources and examples.  They will receive screenshots of what our LMS page has looked like, complete with a table of contents depicting what each part signifies, and links to any and all videos and articles used in the inspiration process.

Our students learn and produce work in various styles which is why it’s important to attract our visual, linguistic and tactile creators and help get them excited about their assignments and what they might achieve.  This same thought extends to those students with learning disabilities and special needs.  

In addition to stop motion, we’ll be looking at two other video creation tools: MoveNote and WeVideo.  Both are web-based options that also work with Tablets and iPads.  Visual examples will be shared of how my students have used these tools with their Chromebooks and Macbooks to better connect with what they were learning about in History class and how they were able to make more meaning from it.  Takeaways will be provided for the attendees regarding where to find these online tools and some additional planning worksheets.  

The overall goal of this session is for all who attend to leave feeling excited, engaged, supported and inspired to go off and try including video creation into their own classrooms and curriculums and see what creativity awaits them!

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Blake Waldman

Educational Technology Coordinator, Trinity School
Blake has been an advocate for technology in the classroom and the media for the past 8 years, teaching adults and students the advantages of tech as a learning tool. She currently serves as the middle school educational technology coordinator for Trinity, NYC and spends her summers with i2Camp, instructing campers in STEM-based courses. Blake loves music, travel, and food, and she proudly states that she “bleeds blue and white" as a Penn... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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