What a great way to get out students using technology and creating their learning by giving them a school wide project!! This past few weeks have been awesome in my FSL class as I have had the students create a 3 part series about our school. The students were engaged in interviewing, creating and accomplishing their roles as -- The Student Filmmaker.
The student as filmmaker encourages students to become more active with their creative community, as well as promoting research, service, and technology, mainly through film and video. As educators, we hope to inspire students from elementary school through college level, to incorporate academics with film to either improve their academic/creative skills, explore topics of interest, or to better their community.
The students were asked to create a short film about our school in French. They were given all the tools needed to create this project as well as the Success Criteria. The students were absolutely impressed with the simplicity yet complexity of this project. as the level was set very high. The expectation that the students were given gave them a sense of hope and joy as they were not only learning the language on their own but teaching someone else what we are learning.
Here are some other student videos to check out! ....