I'm QUITE excited about our latest project. We are going in front of a Green Screen to conduct book review projects!! In our school, our audio-visual technician in the high school has worked diligently to develop a routine news broadcast created by students called Viking Vision. These broadcasts take place in front of a green screen and are very professional and well produced.
Attempting to capitalize on the availability of this resource, my middle school students and I are going to venture up to the high school to 'green screen' a few of our book reviews.
Once the book reviews are recorded, we are going to upload them into Dropbox.
What is GREAT about dropbox is that for each uploaded file, you now have the ability to create a unique URL to that file. Those unique URLs can be 'captured' inside a QR Code. Therefore, each video I upload into a drop box can be seamlessly linked through a QR code.
The QR codes that we develop are going to 2 places.
#1. We are going to insert them into the school library books and develop a QR Code scanning station so kids can come and watch video previews of books before they loan them.
#2. We've created a QR code book review bulletin board. Guests with smart devices can scan and view video recordings of book reviews on our class bulletin board.
Click here for a Student guide to writing a book review