Green Screens—A Way for Students to Share Their Knowledge: Ideas from AASL 2017
By Laura Guest
I still struggle to find ways for students to share what they’ve learned besides the infamous research paper (yes, it has a time and a place). Though I’ve never had a student beg me to post their paper online, I am sure students will want to share their green screen projects. After much professional reading and a successful Donor’s Choose grant “Put the ‘A’ in STEaM” I came up with a way for students to create book reviews, curriculum talks and skits written by the students without their faces in the video! Students will be able to create simple pictures on a stick (copyright free of course) or make puppets to use with a Green Screen allowing it to be posted on our school Facebook page and YouTube. Motivation to do their best? Authentic evaluation?
I stopped by the Idea Lab table on Green Screening—Who, What, Why & How? presented by Jane Lofton, Michelle Luhtala and Deborah Schiano to get more specifics on how to actually make it work in my library. Their presentation can be seen at http://bit.ly/aaslgreenscreenslides. They also have directions to “try it out today” in a Google Doc bit.ly/aaslgreenscreen
Possible projects could include: