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Get Going with Green Screen film-making in the classroom⤴

from @ ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

So what is green-screen?

Essentially it’s using software or an app to combine different images or video so that one appears as if part of the other. The green screen part makes use of chroma-key feature of the app so that anyone standing in front of a green screen will appear in the video with the green screen not seen at all, but replaced by another chosen background image or video. Wikipedia gives a much fuller explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key.

But how do I create a film in the classroom with green screen?

With an iPad, and a green screen app (such as the Doink green screen iPad app) and with anything in the background which is green (whether frieze paper on the wall or green sheeting, or specially made green screen fabric on a frame) you are ready to go.

Have a look at the Sway below for examples of videos created by pupils using the DoInk green screen iPad app, along with how-to guides to starting to use it yourself. And then it’s creativity on the part of your learners in the classroom – for further inspiration have a look at the DoInk green screen app blog  to see how others have shared about using green screen film-making in the classroom.



Creating and editing a film in the classroom with iMovie on an iPad⤴

from @ ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Creating and editing a film in the classroom with an iPad can be done with the iMovie app.

View this Sway presentation about using iMovie on your iPad in the classroom for help on getting started as well as tips on using some of the neat features such as adding video-in-video or picture in picture and more



from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Small - SafeSpotMany children today will experience challenges and stressors. Within Scotland around 1 in 10 children aged 5-16 have mental health difficulties, and many of these young people are not able to access psychiatric services so suffer in silence or are seen by other clinicians or charity based services.

The SafeSpot mobile phone app and website (www.safespot.org.uk) will benefit children across Scotland, by helping them to learn how to cope and develop management strategies for times of difficulties. It will improve familial relationships, and enabling the child to live a much-improved quality of life. In addition improved mental health will improve attention, concentration and functioning at school empowering a child to fulfil their full potential.

Join us on Monday 9th May at 4pm to speak directly to those involved in creating this new app and website and find out how it can help your pupils.

Sign up now to take part live on the day – SafeSpot

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Glow App Library NEW! – Edinburgh International Book Festival⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

EIBF LogoA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

This is your place to find information on Edinburgh International Book Festival’s learning events and projects, as well as event recordings, activities and resources. For more information on the Book Festival, and a full archive of our event recordings and podcasts see our website at http://www.edbookfest.co.uk

You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful – Adding Tiles to a Glow Launchpad.