I am lucky enough to have a set of 12 iPads in my classroom this year, so it's been great integrating more technology in my classroom this year. I have a project to share with you that is easy peasy, even if you don't have much technology. Paper Slide Videos are so easy to facilitate in your classroom and the students love them! All the technology you need is something to film with, such as a document camera, iPad, flip camera, iPhone, etc.
This is a great visual from Mary Frazier to describe a Paper Slide Video
I introduced paper slide videos to my class using this great video!
My class created paper slides videos about Rocks and Minerals. Since this was such a creative project, I had the students choose their groups and it worked out great!
We were finishing up our Rocks and Minerals unit, so we brainstormed topics that they may want to share in their paper slide video.
Then, they met with their group to plan out their storyboard. We kept it simple, we folded a paper into six squares and used this as a storyboard.
After, the storyboard was planned out, the students created each individual slide. I encouraged lots of color, pictures, and diagrams and few words. Next, they wrote out their scripts so they knew exactly what they wanted to say.
Now, it was time to practice, practice, practice!
The last step was to record. Once the camera starts, it doesn't stop! There isn't any editing, so once they were done filming, it was done.
The kids loved it! It took us about 4- 45 minute periods to complete the project from start to finish. Some students finished during our third time period, so I provided enrichment work for them while the other students were finishing up.
Here a few of the finished products!
The great thing about paper slide videos, is that they can work with any topic in any subject!
Have you ever completed paper slide videos with your class? i'd love to hear about it!