Twenty-three movies that demonstrate how to solve fraction problems were developed by fourth grade students recently.
What I really like about this project is that it put the tools into the direct hands of the students. Students were their own videographers. With a few pointers, it is incredibly fast and easy to make a video using the iMovie app. It also is motivating. Students were excited to develop these movies and post them on a wiki/blog to share with an audience. Even better is that this project is coming full circle because students now are attempting each other’s math problems and then accessing the videos for answers as well as help with strategies. It’s almost a mini Kahn Academy.
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or inspirational ideas about using this tool to meet your curriculum needs.