The technology was slim and the process was tedious. The resources that were available at the time in my classroom were a handful of Flip video cameras and one MacBook. While the creation process was doable, even with 4 or 5 cameras, the editing and publishing process was challenging at best.
With the limited technology available, I found myself doing a great deal of the final editing and publishing of student work. Here are a few examples:
Shawn McCusker is a history teacher in Illinois and also a member of the EdTechTeacher team. One of his students recently created a short video in the style of RSA animate videos comparing the philosophy of Karl Marx and Adam Smith. All of the content was created in the real world with paper, pens and markers. Once the raw video was complete, it was edited on an iPad with TiltShift Video and iMovie.
|Me attempting to solve a Tangram puzzle with Tangible Play|
I hope that the future of iPad use in classrooms continues down the path that Tangible Play is trailblazing. In the meantime, lets continue to have students create in the real world with pens, Play-do, Legos and paper and use our iPads to capture and share the process.