Collaborating for Success: Classroom teachers and video specialists
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 16:35
Collaborating for Success: Classroom teachers and video specialists How video teachers and classroom teachers can work together to achieve powerful learning through student video production. By Donna Learmont Video production is a richly layered activity that engages learning and skills on many levels. It is a form of experiential learning with attention-grabbing moments, drama, and heightened emotions that create the distinct memories that are essential for longlasting learning. It's an inherently multidisciplinary activity. Scripting and plot development involves language-arts skills; lighting and white-balancing cameras prior to shooting involves knowledge of color temperature theory; credit sequences draw on graphic-design skills; and sound editing requires knowledge of music. In addition, students learn a communication process that requires planning, time management, teamwork, and of course, technology.