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6 Exciting Ideas for Student Video Projects

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Episode #146: 6 Exciting Ideas for Student Video Projects

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 146 called “6 Exciting Ideas for Student Video Projects”. In this episode, we’ll talk all about video creation and ideas to make it awesome again. Specifically we’ve got 6 amazing ideas for student video projects and even a bonus idea for tech coaches. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!

Segment 1: Updates

  • School is in session!
  • BONUS IDEA – “PD in a box” as a model for teacher PD vids 

Segment 2: Video Project Ideas

Matt Miller ISTE session inspired this episode

Student video projects are fun and interesting, but they have been doing them for awhile. The challenge now is coming up with more engaging video project that are relatable and interesting. Matt’s session focused on studying YouTube and thinking about the kinds of videos that get major view and then replicating that in an educational way.

  • Top 10 or Top 5 Video 
  • Top 5 coffee mugs and why they make the list (from Matt Miller)
  • Top 5 molecules and what makes them awesome
  • Top 5 Industrial Revolution innovators and why they make the list
  • Product Review
  • Review an element
  • Review a mathematical formula
  • Review …
  • Life Hacks
  • Math hacks (equation solving)
  • Workout hacks (PE)
  • Growing Plants (Lighthouses)
  • Musical Instrument Hack (guitar G chord)
  • Student response webcam videos. Record this video “as if” you were a _____.
  • News anchor
  • Horror movie, blair witch
  • On the Scenes TV Reporter
  • Reality Game Show
  • Mockumentary Style Show (parks and rec or the office)
  • Commercials
  • Croc Hunter
  • Mimic Your Teacher
  • Unboxing
  • Remove objects from the time period of FDR’s new deal
  • Remove objects related to health trends and talk about how well they work and why
  • Oregon Trail Survival Kit
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • End of Year Assessment where they remove everything they learned
  • Remove a molecular or particle model of a substance
  • Character box from a story the Ss have read or historical figure or 
  • Students create the box and give it to another student who has to unbox it
  • Jimmy Fallon’s “What’s in the box”

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • AI For Teachers, Admin, and Parents
  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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