Looking for a way to integrate video making in your
classroom without sacrificing your core curriculum? This past weekend about 30 DEN members came
together for a fabulous weekend at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Hollywood. Joe Brennan writes about his perspective of it here
in his blog. Personally, I found it
to be very valuable because the entire training was essentially set up like a
mock lesson that would be done with students.
If you have not had the good fortune to attend one of these
two-day workshops, it seems the best way to sum it up is this: we teach students the writing process to help
them acquire a well-rounded perspective of writing. Likewise, this digital storytelling workshop
didn’t simply cover video-editing, but rather the entire process of film making
in the classroom and how to implement these ideas.
Stay tuned for information on any AFI events TBA, as they
are sure to fill up fast. In the
meantime, you can find additional ed tech resources on the Den wiki.