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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Student Stop Motion films on why they should be BYOD

Students were asked the question: "Should Horry County Schools be a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) School." Watch on Posterous

They did research, wrote original skits and created props and backgrounds. I love animation, and wanted them to play around with Stop Motion animation. Some of them used objects in my class or themselves to get used to the app. Watch on Posterous

Afterwards, students teamed up with a partner or two and switched off between the role of animator and camera operator on the iPad's iMotion app. Watch on Posterous

It took the majority of a week for the students to shoot their 750+ frames, so that they could create a thirty second short (@24 frames per second) Watch on Posterous

The students could then edit and enhance their films with the iMovie app. I wanted each student in the group to add their own version or cut to the film, so they uploaded the video to a shared folder in Dropbox, and then downloaded the video to their own iPad. Watch on Posterous

Some of the students were just immersed with making their own music in the Garageband app, which could then be imported into their iMovie project. Whereas other students were content with the basic songs that came on the iPad. Watch on Posterous
This blog post features nearly every film that my 7th graders created.Some of them ran out of time to make music/titles, so I made a video of those and posted it to You Tube Watch on Posterous
 Check out the rest of the shorts that the kids made and see if you agree or disagree with the concept of BYOD in schools. Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous Watch on Posterous