Project How-To

Create videos, podcasts, websites, virtual tours, digital images, digital books, narrated slideshows and handmade artifacts. Dig in and have fun! See Mr. Dunaj or Ms. Peterson for additional help.

Video Creation

Checklist for quality videos:

  • Create a storyboard to plan your movie

  • Know your purpose and audience

  • Plan your shots, write your script

  • Consider your background

  • Check video and lighting

  • Check audio balance and quality

  • Make clean edits and use appropriate graphics

Tools:

  • We Video (sign in w/ your WPS Google account) Upload images and video clips directly from Google Drive, use a green screen, add soundtracks and other enhancements to make documentaries, music videos, etc.

  • Vimeo (Sign In w/ your WPS Google Account) You will be able to use the free cloud based software to create and publish your products.

  • Pixar in a Box -Tips/tutorials on video storytelling.

Tutorials:

Podcasts

Checklist for quality podcasts:

  • Create a storyboard to plan your segments

  • Know your purpose, guest, and audience

  • Write your script/outline with segments

  • Check audio balance and quality/soundproofing

  • Use appropriate music (intro, background) & sounds

  • Make clean edits

Tools:

Tutorials:

Copyright free images, audio & video

When publishing online, it is important to respect the intellectual property of others. If you are using images, sound or video files that you did not create yourself, be sure to use copyright-free files. Here are some useful sites:

3D Printing

The WHS LLC has several 3D printers that students can use to print original designs. Be sure that all printable files are in the STL format.

3D CAD Design

TinkerCad is aree Online CAD software where you can learn and design your own creations. All Files should be exported as an STL file in order to print in the LLC. Sign in with your WPS Google account with the SSO login.


3D CAD Design

Blender.org provides users a more advanced FREE downloadable software for CAD Design for designers who are looking for more options for 3D creation. Be sure to export all your creations as STL files to be printed in the LLC.

Narrated Slideshow

Checklist for narrated slideshow:

  • Know your purpose and audience

  • Record clear narration to engage the audience rather than read the slides

  • Limit each slide to one big idea; several objects

  • Utilize quality images (copyright free)

  • Employ contrast (darker background; lighter text) and size

  • Utilize closed captions during presentation

Tools:

Tutorial:

Handmade Artifacts & Sketchnotes

Are you a creative, "hands-on" learner? You may be drawn to tangible projects.

Checklist for handmade artifacts:

  • Know your audience, choose appropriate materials based on purpose/theme/topic

  • Design by considering texture, color, size, material

  • Reflect on your process: how might you include text?

Tools:

  • our LLC makerspace, or your own basement or garage, may be the best places to look for project materials for designing, building, crafting

  • Sketchnoting, or "Visual notetaking", combines text & sketches (icons, shapes, color, symbols, connectors) to capture key ideas.

  • The LLC 3D printer is available for projects.

Tutorials: Sketchnotes basics


Google Earth Project Creator

Use Google Earth Project to create a interactive virtual reality experience for your audience. You can use Google Street View, photographs, YouTube videos, and items that are stored in your Google Drive to enhance your virtual tour.

Checklist for Google Projects:

  • Be sure to create your Google Project in your "Google Drive"

  • Know your purpose and audience

  • Plan a logical path/progression for your Google Earth project (tour)

  • Employ multiple digital artifacts to enhance your tour (photos, street view, videos, links, Google Docs, etc.)

Tutorials:

Book Creation

Checklist for Book Creation:

  • Create an outline (w/characters, setting, plot)

  • Know your purpose and audience

  • Consider genre (graphic novel, choose-your-own adventure, children's picture book)

  • Design by considering font, page dimension, orientation, digital tool, images

  • Utilize a variety of copyright free media or create your own (photography, illustrations, graphics)

Tools:

Tutorials:

Website

Ckecklist for quality websites:

  • Know your purpose and your audience

  • Begin with a welcoming home page

  • Create easy navigation with well-thought out links and subpages

  • Utilize a variety of copyright free media or create your own (images, audio, video, graphics)

Tools:

  • Google Sites keeps getting better and better! Page layout templates (like this page) make design easy and you can customize any template or page.

Tutorial:


Digital Image Creation

Are you a creative visual learner? You may want to demonstrate your learning with digital images.

Checklist for digital images:

  • Know your audience, choose appropriate platform based on purpose (infographic? digital scrapbook?)

  • Curate/create images related to your theme/topic

  • Consider type of media (photography; illustration; icons, etc.)

  • Design layout with a balance of text

  • Respect copyright

Tools:

  • Google Drawings. Check out these cool examples of drawings made by students

  • Easel.ly allows you to create infographics.

  • Canva allows you to create infographics that can be enhance with ThingLink (login with your WPS Google, single sign on, SSO).

Tutorials: