Showing posts with label students teaching students. Show all posts
Showing posts with label students teaching students. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to Make a Movie - Directions from Students

Next Vista for Learning recently wrapped up another student video contest. The theme of the latest Next Vista contest was Creative Compositions. There were more than 100 videos submitted. I recently spent some time watching some of the videos and came across this great video, How to Make a Movie Not an Animation. The short video explains how to make simple stop motion movies using iMovie and PowerPoint. 

Applications for Education
I encourage you to check out the list of Creative Compositions submissions in the Next Vista video contest. Going through the list could give you some ideas for video projects that your students can undertake. And in case you're not familiar with Next Vista, the purpose of the site is to have students and teachers share short lessons with each other. All videos are reviewed before appearing on the site.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mathtrain TV - Math Videos by Kids for Kids

Mathtrain.TV is a great video website that I discovered this evening by searching through popular links on Diigo. Mathtrain.TV is the product of students taught by Mr. Marcos at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, California. The site features videos in which students explain how to solve mathematics problems commonly attempted by middle school students. Mathtrain.TV also has videos made by teachers. Many of the videos are subtitled. Below is one of the videos found on Mathtrain.TV.


Applications for Education
Mathtrain.TV is a great example of students teaching students. Even if you don't have access to video cameras, your students could create a similar resource using a screen recording service like ScreenToaster. Your students could also use VoiceThread to create how-to videos. Your students creations could then be uploaded to a class wiki or free website platform like Weebly.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Five Sources of Fun Mathematics Games
Ten Problem Solving Games for K-8 Students
The Importance of Proper Mathematics