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#1 xtramator

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

I am starting this topic "Flipping Your Classroom with Moviestorm", so you can participate in the discussion then together we can engage your students and give you more time to differentiate your instruction.

I want to welcome all of you to the education Moviestorm community. My name is Ralph Sherman and I am a freelance graphic artist in the USA with a bachelor degree in Art Education K-12. I am currently working in the education market, creating content with Moviestorm for a learning management system called Eduperior that is based in Dallas, Texas. This project is a blended course on communication skills and the course is being taught in Texas. Among, other tools that I use, Moviestorm is my favorite because it is so powerful, yet easy to use. So far on this project, I have created 10 videos and will do 30 more before this job is done. I work from my studio in Portland Oregon, through the internet, with people from around the world. My last Moviestorm project was for the Peruvian government, in South America. It was produced to help battered women learn about the social services that were available to them. That video, which took up 3 CDs, was done entirety in Spanish, even though I don't speak Spanish.

I have briefly shared some of my experiences using Moviestorm to model some of the ways Moviestorm is being used professionally. Just by being here in this forum, you have demonstrated an interest in finding new and creative ways to teach your lessons. There are many ways to use Moviestorm in the classroom as is being demonstrated everyday by students and teachers from around the world in classrooms of all ages. Since video educational content creation is a growing business and people with those skills are needed, why not design your blended learning project based classes around those skill sets?

Flip your class by having the students work collaboratively and cross curricular to capture your lesson's lecture and other content digitally. There are several advantages to doing it this way. First and foremost the students will be engaged. Next, they will learn to work collaboratively. They will also learn your lesson in the process of making a video about it. Once, your lesson is turned into a video log (Vlog), video documentary (ViDoc) or other multimedia video based asset it can be used over again and shared with the world on YouTube, or your school's website.

Why flip your classroom, you may ask? Flipping your classroom, allows the teacher greater opportunity to differentiate instruction. How is this accomplished? By recording your lesson in this way and making the resulting ViDoc the "homework", the students will have access to the details of your lesson to study and review as often as needed outside of the classroom over the internet. Then what use to be the "homework" is done in the classroom, where the students can help each other and you can move among them and differentiate your instruction accordingly.

I foresee a day when schools, who embrace this concept, will have a core of students who work with the school capturing, creating, producing and exhibiting teachers' lessons. Rather like they do now for the school's newspaper or website. Their new skills and productivity will add value to their educational institution and community at large. If you can envision this as well and want my help making it a reality in your school, then please contact me.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job with these students. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

If you would like to see the various videos that I have produced, I can post them to the MS site? There are dozens of them dating back over a year. I will upload them one at a time and space them out so as not to spam the showcase. Remember some of these are educational conversations or dialogs, while others are more biographical. In all cases I am working under the direction of my producers so I have constraints to what I can accomplish.

Please let me be clear, I am only suggesting that students use Moviestorm to produce lessons that will flip the classroom. This, student as content creator, is my goal, I have not yet achieved that objective.

All the videos that I have produced to date and am currently working on are projects that I have worked on collaboratively with my producers.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

I would love to see the videos. Please do post them on Moviestorm.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

I will start with my most recent first and work back chronologically. While I continue to produce new videos, I will post those as they are finished. This most recent video is one that I did showcasing the iPad app. I posted this on a Google+ education group as a video response to the question "What would I do if I were the new director of blended learning for the Denver public school system?" and plan on using variations of it for other audiences.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:10 AM

This clip (Vlog etMOOC V1) that I just uploaded is a Vlog format that embeds another Moviestorm video made by someone else. I understand and abide by the intent of the uploading terms which is to avoid taking someone's content and claiming that it is yours. However, is it okay to use someone else's Moviestorm videos, that are under the creative commons, to teach and or promote the use of Moviestorm, as I did in this clip? I would have given the boy and or the school credit for the clip in the credits, however, I don't have that information. I need to know, if this is permissible and if I have your permission to use more Moviestorm videos in this way, so long as I give credit to the creator, when that information is known, in the credits? If it is not permissible in this case and or I don't get your permission to proceed, then I will remove the video and cancel my plans to produce more promotional content, in such a manner.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (xtramator @ Feb 25 2013, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you would like to see the various videos that I have produced, I can post them to the MS site? There are dozens of them dating back over a year. I will upload them one at a time and space them out so as not to spam the showcase. Remember some of these are educational conversations or dialogs, while others are more biographical. In all cases I am working under the direction of my producers so I have constraints to what I can accomplish.

Please let me be clear, I am only suggesting that students use Moviestorm to produce lessons that will flip the classroom. This, student as content creator, is my goal, I have not yet achieved that objective.

All the videos that I have produced to date and am currently working on are projects that I have worked on collaboratively with my producers.

I would love to see what you and your students are doing. Thanks!
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

I can show you what I have done up till now. However none of this work has any students' participation. I am appealing to the education community to have students use Moviestorm and computer graphic arts software to produce videos with educational redeeming value. I will be showing my prior and current content that has educational redeeming value as an example, my new videos that I am using to market the "Flipping Your Classroom" concept and eventually, with crowd sourced content, student created videos. Thanks for showing an interest in my work.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Good, look forward to see the videos. I posted the one you just did on my Facebook page.


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