Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Myth Movies are Moving Along Quickly

Mrs. Maass had the kids well-prepared for this, very cool, project. We are in the process of using Windows Movie Maker to turn the Greek myths, written in Social Studies, into movies! Perhaps we have some future video producers and directors in our midst. The process involved a rough draft, a typed final version, and, then, completing the equivalent of a screen-play where the kids pulled out the main ideas and prepped for the types of pictures they thought would represent each main idea. By the time we were ready to begin creating the movie the kids were "ready to rock"! It's been a fun, creative, entertaining, and educational process. Next week they'll be adding the finishing touches, included selecting and adding the music to the final video.