Here is the latest film in the Technologies for Creative Learning series.
Animoto is a great web based application that produces videos from photos, video clips and music. For me it has excellent learning potential, and although this film uses mainly literary texts, I think that pupils creating their own films in almost any subject brings literacy alive – be it scientific, cultural, mathematical or indeed any other form of literacy. The point is that creating something new out of something learned is a powerful step towards deep understanding … I’ll let the film speak for itself …
Here are a couple of examples created during my own teaching …
A Case of Murder by Vernon Scannell
The Sick Rose by William Blake
The full collection of Technologies for Learning is on the Pedagoo blog here –
Over the last few weeks, I have been creating a series of films for Scottish Book Trust around emerging technologies for teaching and learning. Although unable to attend, or contribute to, the recent #edupic11 discussions, I hope the films below will add something to the debate: how to engage teachers in the creative uses of technologies in their every day teaching practice. The films are designed to give confidence, the sine qua non of any education revolution. The deeper the engagement, the more profound the change. I hope the Pedagoo community will appreciate having these films together in one place here. They can also be found on Vimeo and on YouTube.