Fostering a Culture of Creation with Green Screen Videos

Our first green screen room in the district appeared back in 2014 at Lewis and Clark Middle School where retired Media Specialist, Pat Smith, had a vision for a creation space in the media center.

Since that time, hundreds of kids have been through what was fondly named Studio 3B to create projects using the green screen.

Now we have two more buildings with dedicated green screen spaces, Leonard Lawrence Elementary and Bellevue East High School.  

What can students do with a green screen? A green screen allows students to take creation to new levels by putting different backgrounds, both video and image, behind them as they speak. Students plan, write, create and edit the video projects. Video creation provides an opportunity for students to collaborate, create and problem-solve while trying to effectively communicate their message.

Getting started is simple. Here is what you need to get started?

Would be nice to have:

Once students create, they need a place to share their work. A slick and easy way is to share their projects with the app Seesaw. It is simple to set up and even easier for students to use. Once they share their video, their classmates can view and leave comments, both as text or audio. It is a powerful way to let students share their creations with their classmates, teachers and parents.

To learn more about how to use green screen in the classroom, check out Lisa Pack’s (@ilisapack) resources on her website at https://sites.google.com/site/doanetechmaster/green-screen.

Leave us a comment and share some of your green screen projects and ideas with us!

Written by Ann Feldmann and Jeff Bernadt
@annfeldmann1 and @jeffreybernadt

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