Here’s an innovative way for students to show you what they’ve learned. Have them create a Paper Slide Video! It’s super simple. All you need is paper, markers, and a flip video camera (or an iPad or a cell phone that takes video). To make a Paper Slide Video to explain any concept, follow these steps:
1. Write a script (1-2 minutes max)
2. Write info and/or draw or find images to illustrate/explain the script (6-10 paper slides)
3. Practice, Practice, Practice!
4. Record video in quiet place in one take…no editing
5. Publish to SchoolTube or Vimeo (your account) or just show from the network
The video will ONLY show hands and paper illustrations…no acting required! This activity can be done by all grade levels and all ability levels. Perfect for a collaborative group project: writer, narrator, graphic artist, and camera man. Show your students some of these sample videos and let their creativity flow!
Jackson Pollock (artist)
Although this is a great assessment tool for students, it can also be a fantastic teaching tool for you as the teacher. Absent? Create a Paper Slide Video for the sub to show…and YOU are still teaching the class. Publish your video to SchoolTube or Vimeo (or other video host site) and your students can access your lesson as often as they need.
Introduction to Paper Slide Video (an absent teacher’s lesson)
How to Make a Paper Slide Video (for a “flipped” classroom)
Storyboard Template #1 (for paper slides)
Storyboard Template #2 (for slides and notes)
Storyboard Template #3 (for slides and notes)Sample rubric for grading a Paper Slide Video