storytelling and a green screen
graders use free green screen iPad app for videos
At Edmunds Middle School, two classes of 6th graders
embarked on a new form of storytelling: green screen
travel! With iPads and the free green-screen app Veescope,
students transported themselves or characters made with
Tellagami to locations around the world.
Educator Laura Botte noted that it was remarkable how
engaged and excited the students were by this project,
including students who were normally less motivated by
storytelling and writing exercises.
hidden object games to support language learning
students and others who struggle with reading
issues feature an uphill battle for skill
mastery that’s compounded by the social stigma
and real-world functional problem that language
deficits present. While they’re trying to learn
from textbooks they’re also missing out on
social interactions that a) could otherwise
bootstrap their skills and b) put them at higher
risk for bullying behavior. Enter
the hidden object game.
Saturday: Vermont weather and STEM lessons
Vermont, in the winter, we talk about the
weather. A lot. Perhaps this is due to our
agrarian roots and realities. Maybe it is an
extension of how we look for each other. Or
maybe it’s because it is really, really cold.
Whatever the reason, it is a very common topic
for discussion. Which
makes it a great entry point for a STEM-centered
lesson, unit or project.
Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education is
supported by funding from the
Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation