We started the flex mod schedule in the fall of 2015, and we felt it was time to "tell our story" as it pertains to our unique schedule.
The process for completing the video started with filming of the three phases of the course. I used the S1 Shoulder Pod iPhone Mount, an iPhone 6s Plus, MacBook Air, iMovie on a Mac, Canva, and YouTube.
- Determine the meeting times of Chemistry for an entire week. We always think of courses in weeks and how it looks.
- Capture video from Large Group on Wednesday using the S1 Shoulder Pod and iPhone
- Capture video from Small Group on Thursday using the S1 Shoulder Pod and iPhone
- Capture video from Lab on Friday using the S1 Shoulder Pod and iPhone
- Transfer video into three different folders on the MacBook Air utilizing AirDrop (amazingly fast and efficient)
- Import video into iMovie and edit
- Confirm names and spellings of students in movie via Chemistry teachers
- Create a YouTube Thumbnail in Canva
- Upload the video into YouTube (two places: PHS YouTube and my YouTube channel) and add a customized YouTube Thumbnail
Making a video takes time! Everything does! However, the tools are present that help the process to be efficient. Hopefully, the final product(s) can be something that transports a viewer to the experience and walks away with a better understanding of the subject. You owe it to your learning environment to "tell your story". I look forward to seeing what you produce!
I would like to publicly thank Mr. Manning, PHS Media teacher, who I've had the fortunate opportunity to spend many hours creating videos so that we can tell our school's story. He has truly taught me so many video producing skills in the past five years. I really didn't know what I didn't know! However, that's the beautiful thing about a high school. In a sense, it's a village or city with every profession who has a master trades(wo)man. There is always someone who knows something about something. And as teachers are always willing to do, they help people understand how to make, fix, or create something.