I've been checking out professional development courses lately that have been challenging teachers to incorporate video segments into their lesson plans to improve student learning and student memory. Of course, I immediately want to tackle yet another project, however, as a lot of teachers say, I just need a bit more time!
At a recent staff meeting, a teacher showed a video completed by two students incorporating information they had previously learned about the Bill of Rights using the online resource xtranormal.com. I was hooked! The teacher was able to assess student understanding of the subject matter, and I bet the students will remember the key points to the lesson for a long time to come due to the creative outlet!
The ability to quickly and effectively utilize this tool has motivated me to quit waiting for the right time and just start creating! Check out the video above for more of my ideas, then go to xtranormal.com and create one for yourself...It's as easy as the slogan says, "if you can type...you can make movies!"