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93 resources with the concept film making

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Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It's a tale of life, retold by a genius, full of sound and fury. Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood takes center stage in a resource that spotlights how the director adapted the characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Japanese...
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consumer technology has made it possible for filmmakers to create entire movies from the comfort of their home computer. Guide high school film buffs through the process of designing a documentary with an extensive unit published by...
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Introduction to Cinematography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Places everyone! Action! Imagine an entire cinematography course, already designed, that includes everything you need to launch your own film studio, in one tidy 66-page packet.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
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Film Language and Elements of Style

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
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The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of the filmmaking process? This 30-page packet, designed to be used with a viewing of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, is loaded with materials,...
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To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 6th - 10th
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
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Writing a Screenplay

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time to make a movie! Kids follow 15 steps to take their movie ideas from concept to script, following clear examples. The resource includes creative ways to guide learners into developing a few words and concepts into fully...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Videolicious

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learn how to make videos with this video tutorial! Jennifer and Rich walk you through how to get started with Videolicious and how to use this app in your classroom. You and your pupils will be creating and editing films in no time!
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Two Sides of Every Story: Day 1-10

For Teachers 7th Standards
A ten-day lesson is described in a short outline. It may be short but the idea is wonderful. Learners engage in textual analysis as they analyze and research various accounts of historical events common to the Civil Rights or Vietnam...
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German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7

For Students 8th - 12th
The seventh episode in the a film history playlist takes a close look at the rise and fall of German cinema of the post-World War I period. The narrator uses The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its expressionistic use of mise-en-scene to...
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The Limey

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Steven Soderbergh's The Limey may seem like a strange choice for one of the top ten films in a playlist on film criticism. The narrator makes clear that the story is a simple tale of revenge, but it is Soderbergh's filmmaking techniques...
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Apocalypse Now

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A heart attack, threats of suicide, drug-fueled parties, typhoons, over 250 hours of film footage, two years of editing, Academy, Palme d'Or, and Golden Globe awards. It's time to discuss Apocalypse Now! The narrator of this episode in...
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Lost in Translation

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
The narrator of a film criticism episode on Sofia Coppola's bittersweet Lost In Translation asks viewers to consider the many aspects of relationships that Coppola suggests are lost in translation.
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Selma

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
The 2014 film Selma is the focus of a film criticism video.  The narrator examines how director Ava DuVernay brought to the screen the story of the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and how she uses the tools of...
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Aliens

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A playlist on film analysis and criticism continues with an analysis of James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi action classic Aliens, as well as why it is deserving of a place on a list of great films.
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Marketing

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
If you've ever been convinced to see a movie because of a compelling trailer, intriguing poster, or positive review, you have the film marketing industry to thank! Learn more about the ways marketing executives attract audiences to...
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Grip and Electric

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Gorgeous cinematography is the result of painstaking, detail-oriented work by many different departments of a film production. An informative video shines a light on the grip and electric departments, the ways they use filters, gels, and...
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The Director

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Who's the most important person on a film set? The legendary actor? The influential producer? The head electrician? Or the person who needs to understand the roles of all three? A Crash Course video on film production focuses on the...
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Producers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Everyone knows that films have producers, but not everyone knows exactly what a producer does. An informative video explains what an executive producer, line producer, senior producer do, who can end up with an honorary producer credit,...
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The Filmmaker's Army

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The movies and television shows we enjoy always look effortlessly professional, but the truth is, the work involved in film production is anything but effortless. A thorough video on film production explains the departments below the...
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Pitching and Pre-Production

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Do you have a brilliant idea for a movie? Where does it take place? Who should star in it? Who will want to see it? Filmmakers must consider these questions and more as they pitch their film ideas. Explore the art of pitching a film, as...
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Screenplays

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The biggest blockbuster of the year, the funniest romantic comedy, and the most emotional independent film all started in the same way: on the page. Young filmmakers learn about the role of the screenplay, as well as important parts of...
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Experimental and Documentary Films

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Some of the boldest films in history have been documentaries or experimental films. Explore non-narrative cinema and its avant-garde techniques with a short video about a creative faction in film history. Additionally, the video...
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World Cinema Part Two

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore the rich history of African, Middle Eastern, and South American cinema with a video summary of the most prominent filmmakers from these regions in the 20th and 21st centuries. It discusses Egyptian filmmakers Asmaa El-Bakry and...
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World Cinema Part One

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Hollywood is the place to go if you want to make movies—right? Not necessarily. A fascinating video about the history of 20th century Asian cinema discusses the reflections of Japanese culture in the works of directors Yasujiro Ozu,...
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Home Video

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Home movies have come a long way from projecting 8mm film onto a wrinkled sheet on the living room wall. Learn about the ways home movie technology has evolved alongside the film industry with a video that covers techniques such as the...
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The Cinematographer

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Cranes, dollies, steadicams, and special lenses. Viewers focus on the world of the cinematographer with the eighth episode of a playlist on film production. The video details the various responsibilities of the Directory of Photography...
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Designing the World of Film

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Some jobs in film production are more obvious than others. The director directs, the cinematographer films, and the special effects people create those tricky effects. But who designs the mise-en-scene, who structures the set, and who...
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The Editor

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The job of the editor is surely one of the most demanding in film production. Viewers of an episode from a film production playlist are introduced to the editor's many responsibilities, the history of editing, and the various types of...
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Special Effects

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Special effects have come along way since the spectacular illusions of Georges Melies. Young filmmakers learn about the three major types of special effects: mechanical or practical effects, optical effects, and computer-generated imagery.
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Television Production

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The final episode in a film production playlist looks at the way television has influenced and changed the film industry. The narrator contrasts broadcast and cable channels, scripted and non-scripted shows, streaming services and...
9:32
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To Film School or Not To Film School

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Conservatory approach or liberal arts film approach? Or self-taught? That is the question prospective filmmakers must decide when considering a film school. A helpful video ponders whether it's better to study a single craft within the...
10:30
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Independent Cinema

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The formulaic films that once thrilled audiences in the early part of the 20th century now seemed stale after the stark reality of World War II. Foreign films and American independent cinema answered the call for authenticity, leading to...
9:56
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The Golden Age of Hollywood

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did movies save America during the Great Depression? Or did the Great Depression save movies? Learn more about the Golden Age of Hollywood with a video that covers the five major film studios, the colorization of big budget movies, and...
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Soviet Montage

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Why are film montages in movies so compelling? Learn about the origins and effectiveness of the Soviet montage, as well as discontinuity editing and other filmmaking techniques—and political statements—that arose from the 1917 Bolshevik...
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Breaking the Silence

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The most impressive movie you've ever seen can't compare to the astonishment audiences felt when feature films began to synchronize sound with the picture. Learn about the complex path to the talkie, including the invention of the...
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The Birth of the Feature Film

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
A film history video examines how Thomas Edison, George Eastman, and the major film companies formed the Motion Picture Patents company (MPPC) and created a monopoly that controlled the production, distribution, exhibition of films. In...
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Sound Production

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Movies have come a long way since the first talkies. The credits that roll at the end of a movie lists a bewildering number of titles for those involved in sound production. Learn everything you want to know about what these roles entail...
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Dissecting The Camera

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
An episode of a film history playlist looks at camera technology and the roles of the various operators. The narrator presents an overview of different types of film camera lenses, apertures, shutter speed, frame rates, ISO, and codex....
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The Silent Era

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Young filmmakers watch a short overview of the major studios, players, and political events of the period between 1894 and 1929. In addition, the video narrator briefly outlines the Hollywood scandals that lead to the development of the...
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The Language of Film

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
New ventures and new technologies require new ways of referring to things. In stepped Edwin S. Porter, whose films Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery used parallel action and cross-cutting to develop his narratives....
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Georges Melies—Master of Illusion

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The focus of a playlist on the history of film shifts from the development of early film technology to techniques used by filmmakers like Georges Melies. Melies, a former magician, used dazzling illusions and tricky editing to create...
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The Lumière Brothers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Light up your film history instruction with an examination of the contributions of the Lumière brothers. Their cinématograph, as well as the devices of other inventors, are the focus of the third episode from a playlist on film history.
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The First Movie Camera

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The second episode in a playlist on the history of film focuses on the role the Kinetograph and the Kinetoscope played in film history. The video also includes information about the contributions of scientists, Vaudeville performers, and...
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Movies are Magic

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Persistence of Vision? The Phi Phenomenon? Zoetropes? Camera Obscura? Kinetograph? What part do these concepts and inventions play in the history of movies? Find out with a short video that launches an informative playlist on film history.
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Cinematography and Film/Video Production #3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
And that's a wrap! This final activity in a series about cinematography and film/video puts class members in full production mode. With over 20 activities, young cinematographers can film, edit, create movies, and organize news clips.
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Evaluating Films and TV Shows

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Moviegoers love discussing the latest film, but when writing a movie review, those opinions need to be based on specific criteria. High schoolers examine the narrative structure, plot elements, and production techniques of their chosen...
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Analyzing Editing in Film and TV

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most movies are around two hours long, but that doesn't mean the camera ran for only two hours. Guide high schoolers through the film editing process with a short analysis lesson. After reviewing key terms and strategies focused on film...
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Production

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members investigate the different roles associated with video production. Then, they create a crash course booklet that details what they have learned about the different roles: video production, scouting locations and set up,...
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Cinematography & Film/Video Production #2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take two! Middle school and high school students learn what it takes to film and produce videos. Use these activities to challenge young cinematographers to learn the parts of a camera, filming techniques, and practice using the...
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Filmmaking Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Pixar, DreamWorks, Disney Studios. Prepare your primary graders to become the next generation of film makers with a guide that encourages kids to explore the possibilities of script writing, lighting, sound, editing, and post production...
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Middle schoolers explore the art of film with this carefully scaffolded series of lessons that introduces film genres, explores the narrative structure of films, and uses The Day the Earth Stood Still to model how to become active...
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Alfred Hitchcock- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." Introduce your film buffs to Alfred Hitchcock, the master of anticipatory suspense with a mini-bio that acknowledges his importance as a director and screenwriter.
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JayCut, Part 3: Adding Narration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn how to add narration to you JayCut class video. This is part three of the five-part series on making educational videos for Next Vista.
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JayCut, part 2: Simple Editing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two of the JayCut tutorial series explains the process of editing. Intended to help teachers and learners in making educational films. Clicking and dragging, using a timeline, and cutting images or video files is covered.
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JayCut, Part 1: Creating a Movie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Movie making can be fun and provide an amazing opportunity for learners to explore and express in a unique and motivating way. This video tutorial walks teachers through the first eight steps needed when using JayCut software. This is...
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Camera Angles: The Case of the Missing Highlighter

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Watch and learn all about camera angles, what they mean, and how they help covey emotion and point of view. A short film is used to demonstrate four different camera angles, each scene is cut to reveille a fact about the angle just seen....
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Poetry Through Digital Storytelling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bring digital storytelling to your language arts class! To begin, learners select their own topic, such as a poem that reflects a life experience they had or a historical figure who interests them. Then they work to create a storyboard...
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Finalizing Films and Writing a Reflection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Wrap up a documentary creation project with the final lesson plan in this series. Class members reflect on their learning and compose responses to four questions relating to what they learned, whey they would do differently, and how the...
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Production: Filming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After viewing and analyzing documentaries and working in groups to storyboard and prepare, your class should now be ready for the production stage of the documentary process. The eighth lesson in the series, this plan provides...
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Animation Pre-Production

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original...
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Analyzing Sound in Film and TV

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The mood effects of music, dialogue, sound effects, and voiceover in a movie or TV show can be as strong as visual cues or camera angles. Learn about the ways a jaunty theme song or swelling orchestral music can set the tone for a movie...
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Analyzing Visuals in Film and TV

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ever wonder why a scene in a movie looks so ominous? Or how lighting can make a romantic scene even more beautiful? Discover the ways lighting choices and camera angles can affect the mood in a shot with a visual analysis lesson. After...
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine being part of a team of scientists that discover the oldest human remains in North America. Imagine being part of the crew that documents this discovery. Class members get a change to be part of such an exciting adventure in a...
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Integrated Video Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a Mother's Day video gift by utilizing the latest video technology in class.  In this film making lesson, students utilize important photographs related to their mother and import them into a computer timeline using...
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Super Hero High

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
Students define the characteristics of a hero by creating their own fictional superhero.  In this film making lesson, students write the background of a superhero character and storyboard scenes from a movie they would like to make....
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My Zoo

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars promote a geographic region from around the world. In this geographic regions lesson, students choose a geographic location to promote travel to. Young scholars research the region and the animals there. Students create a...
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imovie-ski trip

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a movie using pictures taken from a class ski trip. In this iMovie-ski trip activity the students determine which pictures they would like to represent their trip. Students then begin to construct their movie by using...
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My Hero Learning Circle

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students participate in a collaboration activity. For this My Hero Project lesson, students discover what a hero is to someone halfway around the world and themselves. Over the 16-week session, circles, made up of between 6-9 classes...
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Make Movies, Not Migraines

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use these free iOS and Android apps to produce high-quality video projects.
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Nursery Rhyme Modernization

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students retell a nursery rhyme updating it and create a video.  In this Movie Maker nursery rhyme lesson, students  use technology to update a nursery rhyme.  Students incorporate special effects, actions, and captured video.
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Revolutionary War Leaders

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate the Revolutionary War by creating a video based on an important leader.  In this U.S. History lesson, students utilize video software and video cameras to create a biographical movie of an important person involved...
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All About Me

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore self through the completion of a creative technology project. In this self-discovery instructional activity, students create a 25 frame movie about themselves.  Students incorporate images from the web and audio files. 
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Exploring our World through Video

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Student develop their technology skills. In this video production instructional activity, students create a movie featuring their day-to-day lives. Students use flip video cameras to film the movie and use software editing programs to...
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School Announcement Blog

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students become bloggers. In this technology lesson, students use video and image editing to add to an online school announcement blog that they maintain.
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Picture Yourself At New Market

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the functions of technology tools. In this technology lesson, students learn how to appropriately use digital cameras and upload pictures to computers. Students also investigate how to use Windows Movie Maker in order to...
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Animals and Humans Say the Darnedest Things

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore and analyze human and animal communications and create a short film that illustrates their findings.
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Techno Movie

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore storytelling by using video editing software. In this movie making lesson, students identify the uses of PowerPoint and create a story using a digital camera which takes stills or video. Students combine this footage...
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Digital Photography for Movie Making

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore digital photography. In this technology skills lesson, 5th graders take digital photographs and use them to create movies with movie maker software.
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Un anuncio comercial

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Create your own television advertisement. Have your learners collaborate to create a product and film a tv commercial for it. Consider providing key vocabulary or sentence frames for lower-level learners.
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Lights, Camera, Action!

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Learners participate in an alternative reading assessment using a video camera and script. In this alternative reading lesson plan, students work as a group to perform their reading story. learners memorize their lines and film their play.
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Rich Assessment Tasks

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Focus on the science in a science fiction unit with a lesson based on the technology in Star Wars. Small groups work together to design spacecraft, choose items for a galactic sale, work on a space station hotel room, and decide what...
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Science Review Using Movie Maker

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars reinforce science concepts learned throughout the year using Movie Maker. Eighth grade students work with fourth grade young scholars in which they create a movie project about a science topic after completing a graphic...
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The Nation in Conflict: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore American involvement in the Vietnam War. In this research skills lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the involvement of the United States in the war and the impact of the war on American...
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Planets for Sale

For Teachers 3rd
Student develop their technology skills. For this solar system lesson, 3rd graders create a movie featuring planets that they research. Students use flip video cameras to film commercials to market their planets.
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3A is Going Batty

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students share their knowledge of bats. In this video production lesson, students use Internet and print resources to research information regarding bats. Students prepare bat questions and answers, record them on video, and produce bat...