Digital Images


 

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Digital Images

Inspiration

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Capstone Project

Introduction

My group and I created a Digital Video using iMovie.  The project assigned was to create a one to two minute viedo selling a teaching strategy discussed in our class. We chose the field trip strategy. We took the spin of "what not to do on a field trip."  We filmed it at the Ramsey Student Fitness Center at the University of Georgia. We had a great time filming it and learned to use the Apple Software.

Click Here for: "What Not to Do on a Field Trip"

Implementing technology use in the classroom will be much easier for me after using these different movie and photo formats.  I have learned a great deal about the interworkings of imovie and the processes that accompany it.  I developed skills for importing video and music and intertwining the two to make a video with captions and still images. I think that by giving students an assignment that requires some research to do a movie project, or some other digital image project is a good way to connect history and technology.

Prisoner of War Video

This example deals with Prisoners of War in Germany during World War II.  Students would have to interview or find some source of information on the internet dealing with the treatment of soldiers. This falls into the Social Science standards in United States History. The teacher would be engaging the students in a new form of technology that was not really widely available 5 years ago, even when I was in high school. It would be a good way for both the students working on the project and the students watching it to learn a great deal about the subject matter.

Decades Project

This example uses still images in an imovie format to develop and understand trends in popular culture of the sixties, and some other decades as well.  Although not completely imformative, it provides the students an opportunity to become technologically engaged in the project and the teacher is implementing critcal thinking and a need for an understanding of popular cultural trends. In United States history, understanding the changing themes of the past is prevalent throughout every lesson. The most effective part of this project would be to get the students familiar with the material, in a fun, and not completely difficult task.

War Sentiment Video

This example uses still images to interpret a war protest song of the 60's and 70's.  Although the project is not especially educational for those viewing it, the students making the video are getting a feeling for the opposition and sentiment of the people in the photos. Most of the photos they are finding online are very integral to the overall idea of the oppositional stance of war. Perhaps a better way to engage the students would be to have them include the pro-war supporters to give them an overall feel for the situation and not let them fall into the bias of what they are researching. The teacher is engaging the students in critical thinking that allows them to understand a concept using technology to demonstrate a common theme.

American History Interpretations

This last example uses digital and still images to explain events in American history.  The teacher uses imovie and iphoto to allow the students to form their own interpretation of american history through the experiences of others.  The stories of the American Experience would help the students to identify with history.  Choosing any event from U.S. History, as laid out by the standards would prove greatly beneficial to the students' learning styles. By allowing the students to use the internet to find video feed and information regarding their event, they are bridging the gap between history and technology.  This project would be useful to educate those making the video and those watching it, as well.