Classroom Video Projects: 5 Quick and Easy ways to use video in your class in the first 30 days!

Are you looking to take your class projects to the next level this year? Are you struggling to find the perfect solution for your next video projects? In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we take a look at video production from several angles to help you find the best application that is perfect for your students and walk you through some great projects that you can do with your students TOMORROW!

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we take a look at 5 things you and your students can do with video in the first few weeks of school.  Our guest today is 8th-grade technology teacher Bruce Reicher from New Jersey and together, we break down how to use video in your curriculum, different types of equipment you might be interested in using, our favorite apps, and the all important question, “how do you create live morning announcements for your school?”

5 Things you can do with video this school year!

  1. Make a video about the book you read over the summer
    1. Write one paragraph about a book you read this summer
    2. Record your your paragraph
  2. Create a video biography about yourself
    1. Find 5 five pictures that tell about yourself
    2. Upload the 5 pictures and record why they are special to you.
  3. Have a teacher take pictures and create a video for Back To School night
    1. Start taking pictures of your students from the first day of school
    2. Use the DriveSlides extension to put them into a Google Slide show
    3. Go to file and publish and loop the slide show for Back To School Night
  4. Have students videotape parents for back to school night and create a video
    1. Have students be reporters for that night in your school
    2. Have them create a video to highlight the school and what parents learned on Back To School Night.
  5. Do a passion project of what you would like to study the most this year.
    1. Brainstorm with students what their passions are
    2. Have them record 30 seconds on why this passion is so special to them.

About our Guest

Bruce Reicher has been an educator for over 20 years. Reicher currently is a technology teacher in middle school and teaches Google Apps, Coding and TV production. Reicher is a certified Google Educator and an Ambassador for Codesters and WeVideo. Reicher is also been a Board of Education member for 5 years for Hawthorne, NJ. Reicher is the head of the curriculum and instruction committee.

About WeVideo

WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device. Anyone can access WeVideo, from any computer or device at home, work, or on the go to capture, edit, view and share with secure storage of their content in the cloud.

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