VIDEO Projects


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Sixth grade students at Chadwick School (California) & Chadwick International (Korea) produced green screen earth science movies. Each team uploaded their finished movie to a joint Google Sites web site so students could comment on each other's movies.

Balloon Poppers was a culminating project for 7th grade physics studies. Students worked in teams to construct a board that would allow a ball bearing or marble to run through a series of ramps and simple machines and along the way pop at least one balloon. Other projects in the Gallery include PowerPoint and Hyperstudio slide shows, as well as audio podcasts.

From 2012-15 students created Digital Portfolios using Kidblog. When they finished a video or podcast, they would "cross-post" the media item to Kidblog, include a picture if needed, and add a description. Kidblog allowed students to comment on each other's work. It also allowed private teacher comments. Kidblog was a great environment for creating digital portfolios. 

These physics movies are open source and provide a great introduction to basic concepts for entry-level physics students. In the early 2000's a "lite" version of physics was included in the North Carolina 7th grade public school curriculum.

Along with the use of Kidblog, 6th grade students in Mr. Clauset's science classes used video making as a way to show they understood new concepts. We had our own YouTube channel and all videos were uploaded to the class account. Naturally, we began adding playlists as the number of videos grew. 

In the beginning of our video producing projects, students cross-posted their YouTube videos to their Kidblog pages. Later, we dropped the Kidblog idea as a bit too complicated and just settled on using YouTube playlists. We now have Earth Science, Astronomy, Marine Biology, and Shake Table Towers.