Recently, we focussed on a unit of work about positioning, directionality and location.
I read the children the book, Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins to initiate theirs thoughts and language about the topic. We used rally robin to brainstorm words to describe position and location.
We created puppets and this tied in with our KAGAN cooperative learning, where children made their own chicken to represent the main character and they introduced their chicken to the team, as a team builder.
Students then formed partners and planned for their Green Screen project, representing each scene with pictures and a brief script. Person A decided on two parts, Person B decided on two parts and then they finalised the story with a combined scene together. I found that this planning was very important, because it ensured they thought about the directions, planned their scene and puppets before we started. Click here to download the proforma.
In the future, I would plan to use puppets with green straws and blue tac, or alternatively green string. This was the only issue that popped up, because students ended up wanting to manipulate their puppets for each scene.
After each scene was filmed, students merged their project in iMovie and submitted it through Google Drive.
Stay tuned for some examples of the final display we created.
- Miss Dodds
Old fashioned teaching and learning has a time and place still in the classroom. However, our students are growing up in a world immersed in technology. Not only do we need to provide them with skills to cope in this growing tech-filled environment, but we can also enhance their ability to learn content through creative, digital formats.