Video in the Classroom Blog Carnival #1

I have renamed the Digital Storytelling Carnival to the Video in the Classroom Blog Carnival with this which would be edition #7. As before, the carnival spotlights blog articles on using video production in the classroom which includes digital storytelling and general video production. I’ve come to understand that digital storytelling refers to a specific genre of movies and think it’s time I stop confusing the two (sorry about that).

And now, on with the show…

Classroom Examples

Kevin Hodgson presents his students clay animation projects cleverly written to show examples of literary elements such as foreshadowing and characterization.

Christina shares an Alphabet Movie made with Animoto and shares the process of making the movie as well as some thoughts on Digital Storytelling and Shel Silverstein.

Spooky Book Trailers from Sonja Cole.

Mr. Mayo presents Short Films by Middle Schoolers.

Steven Kimmi shares A Day at Schilling Elementary.

Professional Examples

Esquire Magazine presents the Five Most Misleading Propoganda Films of the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s.

Oral History: Telling Their Stories
Survivors of wars, the Holocaust, and Japanese internment camps share their stories.

Geography at the Movies, non-profit site for sharing movies of different locations around the world.


Wesley Fryer presents Research Based Suggestions for the Digital Storytelling Process as well as Examples of Digital Storytelling Projects.

A Research Report on Student Generated Videos in the Classroom.


Larry Ferlazzo gives us the Best Ways for Students to Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content)

Royalty Free Music and Images Resources


Film School for Video Podcasters. My own presentation on how to make better classroom movies.

How to use a green screen by way of Alec Couros.

2 Responses to Video in the Classroom Blog Carnival #1

  1. Thanks for the mention in your carnival, Matt.
    I am ready for the ferris wheel now, man. :)


  2. Thanks for including me in your list Mathew. Now that I have gotten myself deep into video-crafting (not always of superior quality) I am realizing the struggles of finding time to putting the camera in the hand of my students. All at once I fear that I cannot take the time to move into this new literacy and the pressure of the evergrowing expectation of meeting standards.

    This winter recess will be one of great reflection for me, as I have spent so much time examining the possibilities of the school year. I fear it will quickly vanish before me, as it has already.

    Your K12 On Conf Preso was a great motivator, making me consider looking beyond the written page to develop a greater sense of literacy.

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