[kids-lib] Want to do library programs where kids can create media?

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Jan 8 15:17:12 PST 2013

You might find some ideas for getting started with this resource:
Student-Created Media and the Common Core<http://support.weta.org/site/R?i=V_E70shNUQfP2lOOni3dmg>
The new Common Core Standards put an emphasis on the ability of students to "use technology and digital media strategically and capably." In addition to providing an unending source of content to explore, digital media can also provide rich opportunities for students to demonstrate what they've learned. A terrific new online resource, Mapping Media to the Common Core<http://support.weta.org/site/R?i=BXg5NGgFcFDvFIXa4RNEBw>, provides a menu of media options, such as Radio Show, Geo-Map, Interactive Writing, Puppet Video, and more. For each option, you can get a sense of the workflow required to complete the project, a list of tools needed (both free and for purchase), and finished examples of projects real kids have done. (from Reading Rockets<http://www.readingrockets.org/blog/55279/>)

Here is an example of what you'll find:
Puppet Video<http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/puppet-video/>

A puppet video is a short skit or story created with virtual or real puppets.


Initial Setup
1.       If you're going to use virtual puppets, download a puppet video app.
2.       If you're going to use real puppets, you'll need to borrow or purchase finger puppets and setup your recording area. A table with an uncluttered background works well, and a tripod is recommended. You can use an external video camera or a built-in laptop video camera. iPad cameras can work well too.
3.       Create an account on a video sharing website where you'll upload and share your videos.

Ongoing Use
1.       Plan and storyboard your video. Optionally, create a script.
2.       Record and export/compress your video.
3.       Upload your video to a sharing site.

Virtual Puppet Apps for iPad
1.       Puppet Pals Director's Pass HD<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-hd-directors-pass/id462134755?mt=8> ($3, recommended) or Puppet Pals Pocket<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-pocket/id395844666?mt=8> (free)
2.       Sock Puppets<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8> (free)

Video sharing sites
1.       YouTube<http://www.youtube.com>
2.       Vimeo<http://www.vimeo.com>
1.       Santa Goes to Washington DC<http://learningsigns.speedofcreativity.org/2011/12/04/santa-goes-to-washington-dc/> (Puppet Pals)
2.       Envirofest<http://share.playingwithmedia.com/2011/09/24/envirofest/> (Puppet Pals)
3.       Lessons Learned from GPS<http://blastcast.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/lessons-learned-from-gps/> (finger puppets)
4.       Pray Consistently to God<http://blastcast.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/pray-consistently-to-god/> (finger puppets)
5.       More on share.playingwithmedia.com<http://share.playingwithmedia.com/category/video/puppets-video/>
1.       Lessons Learned Using Puppet Pals on iPads in an After School Program<http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/01/19/lessons-learned-using-puppet-pals-on-ipads-in-an-after-school-program/> (Jan 2012)
2.       Finger Puppet Videography with the iPad2: Lessons Learned<http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/04/11/finger-puppet-videography-with-the-ipad2-lessons-learned/> (Apr 2011)
3.       Lessons Learned from Finger Puppet Theater on Vimeo<http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/02/21/lessons-learned-from-finger-puppet-theater-on-vimeo/> (Feb 2011)

* Image attribution: Digital drawing created by Wesley Fryer on Brushes for iPad<http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695677060/in/set-72157630863658576>

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

If the hyperlink doesn't work, try this URL: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/
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