Video Lesson Creation
This lesson is for a math classroom, but can be adapted to fit any grade, subject, or content.
In this lesson, students will use an iPad and its features: Keynote, Pages, Garageband, Numbers, Presentation, and iMovie. Students will use 3 of those features/programs to create a video lesson consisting of several examples from a topic of their choice. This project is in place of a term final, so their chosen topic should be from their current term.
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In this lesson, students will create a video lesson regarding one of the concepts learned in the term using an iPad and its features. To create this video, students will need approximately 3 days. This lesson can be done in-person, online, etc.
Background for Teachers
Before you teach this lesson, you must become comfortable with the different features of iPads. These features would be iMovie, Garageband, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, and Presentation.
Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes
- Students will be able to use an iPad and its features to create a lesson video.
- Students will demonstrate mastery knowledge of a topic throughout the term.
- Students will create a lesson video on a topic from the term and use an iPad and its features to do so.
- In the video, students will use multiple examples to demonstrate their knowledge of the concept.
Step 2 - Planning Instruction
Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of iPad and its features as well. This may take a day or so to go over all of the features they can use in their video. Students also should have mastered any topic throughout the term, but especially the one they will be creating the lesson video for.
Strategies for Diverse Learners
If students require more time they can work on the project at home. They may need more time to play around with the iPad and its features or they may need more help in figuring out where all of the features are. Some students may need more guidance and help using the iPad and working the programs.
Step 3 - Instruction
- Go over all of the features of iPads with your students. There is a link attached with a walkthrough of each feature that can help you in your lessons. Students will need to know how to use an iPad before doing this project, so they will need to practice.
- Have your students play around with those features so that they start to get familiar with them. Having them practice on their own will help them learn the features more clearly. By using the iPad features, it makes this summative project much easier.
- Optional: go through a couple of the quizzes on the website with your students so that you can gauge their understanding of the features.
- Have the students reflect on the topics learned throughout the term and select a topic they would like to make the video lesson about. This project is meant to be an individual project but if you would like, groups work fine as well.
- Have the students check off the topic with you. This would consist of them working out a problem next to you so that you can determine their understanding of the concept. This would be a form of formative assessment.
- This will be a work day: if you get stuck, look at my example video.
- The students will get to work on their project. While the students are working on thier projects, move around the room and monitor their progress. You may want to pull small groups aside so that you can have a small conference with them on their understanding and use of iPad's features and to make sure they are making good timing.
- They will need iPads so that they can use all of the iPad features and be able to record themselves or make their video.
- Students will upload a rough draft to Canvas and be assigned peer reviews. They will need to submit feedback to their peers before class the next day.
- Students will finish making their video if they didn't finish the day before.
- This day is mainly meant to edit their video: add background music, voice layover, effects, etc. Have them look at the feedback their peers gave them so that they can incorporate that into their video lesson.
- To submit their project, have them submit their video on canvas.
- For homework, the students will need to view 2 other students' videos and give them a review.
Step 4 - Assessments