ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School
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Friday, February 7 • 11:40am - 2:30pm
Creative Cinema for Critical Thinking

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How do we inspire students to demonstrate both creativity and critical thinking? One way is to kick up video production a notch by encouraging augmentation - the careful addition of the “meta”. In this hands-on presentation/ workshop we’ll be exploring Web tools and apps that allow students to add rich layers to their visual and audio creations. Augmentation with external links, multi-media, and hypertext makes both original work and appropriated resources more “meaty”. Most tools allow for remix, collaboration, and crowdsourcing - key “21st century” skills. Another effective digital storytelling technique is stop-motion animation. Stop motion enhances the beauty of the analog - the “old school” hand-drawn, hand-constructed and hand-written elements we are so nostalgic about. Films of this type can be quite poignant and truly allow students a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity, while honing skills such as collaboration and troubleshooting / divergent thinking.This session offers a myriad of tips and exemplars (both student and professional) of various types of stop motion as well as an opportunity to practice and produce a project first-hand. Experience each through play and experimentation, and showcase at least two of your creations with our group. These techniques are highly adaptable and applicable to almost any age and discipline. (*laptop and mobile device required, and you will be asked to download a stop-motion app) Tools used: Popcornmaker, TED Ed, Weavly, YouTube, Thinglink, Soundcloud, Touchcast, Stop-Motion Pro App

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Amy Burvall

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Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →

Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm PST
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

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