Using the Green Screen app Do Ink and the and Movie Maker app together
By Leigh Horner
Have you considered using a green screen in the Library? I’ve been using a green screen and the Do Ink app for a couple of years now. We started using the green screen and the Do Ink app to make book Bytes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrYz7bVeuXg. I’ve also collaborated with the 4th grade class to make short videos using Do Ink and it’s really fun and easy to use (https://www.schooltube.com/video/dc3fddb7f859444db843/Frog%20Girl%20by%20Paul%20Owen%20Lewis ).
It never occurred to me to incorporate the Book Creator app until Charlotte Records, the 2nd/3rd grade teacher from Hydaburg School District presented at ASTE. Do Ink is a simple app to use with the green screen and bringing the completed videos into Book Creator is brilliant! By using these two apps together, our students will have a higher quality finished product. You can use the writing process of Writer’s Workshop and then easily film using these two interactive apps to make e-books. Blaire Anderson from Craig Elementary School has made award winning e-books that she entered into the idida contest http://ididacontest.org/index.cfm/1,162,0,37,html/About ASTE . Blaire Anderson has information on Book Creator and Do Ink available for you from her Google Slide presentation https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FAnkk8QkiAgEtUPZ9Ut-BQx3Bjb132Jnf2L7X713SPg/edit#slide=id.g322021e154_1_269 . Blaire & Charlotee have inspired me to work with students to create something for the next iDida contest. Maybe we can make award winning videos or ebooks, too.