STEM Challenge: Movie Making in FLIPGRID or Class Dojo
What are you doing for this STEM Challenge?
- You will end up with a build of something that holds you tablet still, so you can get good quality movies and also so you can hit play yourself.
- You should also end up with several short videos of different styles of movie making. There's examples.
Go get your Supplies
Supplies for this build can be things like:
Movie making supplies are any props you can talk about like:
Watch "Young Charlotte Filmmaker"
Help the teacher fill out the Engineer's Notebook
What do I do?
- Watch the stories.
- Draw 2 of your ideas to hold your tablet still and stable.
- Build your tablet holder. Test it by making some videos?
- Build a better tablet holder. Test it by making some more videos. Video-ish. How did your tablet holder hold?
- Keep improving your holders and making your videos.
Kindergarten has two problems. What are they? Which needs to be solved first?
- You want to make movies about things you are interested in. You need to make a holder, support system to hold your tablet still so you can get good video. You need to build something out of things you have around your house.
- Now you are an independent filmmaker, you can record videos of things you like. Now you need to go get props and start making short videos. Independent film making is a goal here. Your adult is allowed to help if you need it.
Draw your Ideas for your tablet stand AND make a list of your movie ideas
Movie making idea -- Turn your STEM drawings into a movie.
Use Paper, Class Dojo or Flipgrid to draw your holder ideas and share your movies.
Now Build. Record your builds and tests and improvements in Class Dojo or Flipgrid.
Movie making idea -- Turn your tests and improvements into a movie.
Test Your support builds & make a few more movies!!!
Do you know 30 second movies are called "commercials" and the Super Bowl has the most expensive 30 second movies that exist.
Get mom, dad or the adult you live with to help if you must, but try to work as independently, or by yourself, as you can for at least a few of your movies.
Watch: What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada (Read by Will Sarris)
Movie making idea -- Read a book.
Movie making idea -- Take your idea and make it a movie.
Now Make a Movie. Did you get inspired? Now Make a Movie. Or Research for More Ideas.
Research some more improvements with ....Ish the book and move some more Movie-ISH movies.
Now Did you get inspired? Now Make a Movie. Or Research for More Ideas.
How about trying to do a "How-To" draw something video? Here is an example.
Improve your movie making...
Watch, Listen, Observe to get ideas
More research -- for more inspiration....Pick one of these StorylineOnline videos.
Watch a story and tell about the book in your movie.
Who was in it?
What did they do?
What part did you like?
I liked the story called _______ because _______.
Watch your movie.
Now make another one!!!!
For parents, Welcome to Kindergarten video creation with Flipgrid
Para padres, Bienvenido a la creación de vídeos de jardín de infantes con Flipgrid
Kyle's example movies.
1. Showing a community helper student video. Requires a second person to record.
3. Video holder in place. Independent movie maker -- finished product. Beginning story telling using toys. This video was done entirely by himself.
5. Video holder #2 made of Duplo Legos. Kyle discovered the cans moved when he pressed the record button. This is 100% independent movie making. He's reading a book. Kyle is 7 years old in this video. Younger students may need a little help still. That's OK.
2. Community helper student video requires a camera person and a student actor.
4. Cans of Soup as a tablet holder. This video is explaining how to record a video with Rex and Mickey.
6. Independent movie with some paper caterpillars Kyle made. This is the view of the tablet on the floor. He could work on the angle to show more next time.
7. In this video, Kyle explains and shows how he set up his Paper Caterpillar video. He used big books to hold the tablet’s case so it did not fall forward, and bookshelf in back to support it form falling that direction.