project on literature- final products

If you want to have a look at all the final products out of our project on British and American literature, you can visit this google site:

https://sites.google.com/a/iesparquegoya.es/britishpg-literaturey1/home

 

 

#WomeninSTEM- Katherine Johnson (women at NASA)

This is the result of your hard work for our #WomeninSTEM project. Watch this video to find out about Katherine Johnson’s life, career and achievements, as well as about her colleague Mary Jackson:

#WomeninSTEM- Joan Clarke

This is the result of your hard work for our #WomeninSTEM project. Watch this video to find out about Joan Clarke’s life, career and achievements:

#WomeninSTEM- Hedy Lamarr

This is the result of your hard work for our #WomeninSTEM project. Watch these videos to find out about Hedy Lamarr’s life, career and achievements:

Unit 1 project videos

Here are some of the videos from your projects. Thank you for letting me share them. I know some of my students don’t like watching themselves, or other people seeing them, so I appreciate your agreement to show them even more.

These videos have been made using the Green Screen app (for more information, read this blog entry).

Using a green screen in the classroom

For quite some time I had been toying with the idea of using a green screen for some activity, or for the end product of a project. And finally I’ve had the chance to do it both with my year 1 students and with some of the teachers learning English at CARLEE.

I bought a reasonably priced green screen from a well-known online retailer. I have some trouble getting it to stick to the frame, but until I come up with a better option, good old duct tape will have to do. It’s not the smartest of setups, I should have ironed the screen, I know, but I get by.

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Then, I bought the Green Screen app by Do Ink (not too expensive anyway, but I’m sure there must be others, and for other platforms as well). Then, it’s as easy as A,B,C. You simply record the video with the “actors” playing their roles in front of the green screen with the usual camera (in my case, of my ipad). Then, students have to choose up to three pictures to be used as their background. Of course, these pictures need to be related to the product they’re creating. You may even trim the video or the pictures a bit, or resize the video in case some parts outside the chroma key were recorded. Then, you mix the two elements, and there you have it! A lovely video! It’s a good excuse to foster speaking, creativity…