A1 I show the app Clips to my students and they got exited from the first moment! Students are gonna make Clips for eachother about internet safety and tips to prevent sexting, grooming and fraping.
Other answers: Clips has been great for exploring every day forces in Physics - helps to cement abstract ideas in a real world context…which unlocks deeper learning. There is a Clips Film Festival, every class is making films using clips. The teachers make there own epic movie. It's given everyone a great change to use the app. By showing the amazing resources within clips the ease of use needs no ecouragement kids love clips and it's user friendly functionality. Use it for instructional videos and now students want it to use it themselves after seeing how easy it is! We've encouraged them to show their learning in various ways. Students use clips to capture learning and have als created some #Clipstours and promos for the college. Students have had to record reflections using a variety of methods: clips was among them. How about this: establish a weekly iPad challenge for students to help them learn how to use their iPad for learning. Clips can be one of the challenges. At Simons school there is themed filmmaking to be in line with whole school strategic priorities. This half term the children are developing their understanding of aspiration and producing clips to showcase their ideas. Students use clips to explain and demo coding concepts with Swift. Introduce it step by step: as a easy and fun tool to use. Let students create intro videos to help new students become familiar with the school. Let future iLeaders apply via Clips! Clips is also a great way to showcase research skills without writing an epic essay. Pupils pull out the key points in their research and illustrate their learning on film. Let students create campaign videos against bullying and cyber bullying using clips. It helps me to make students speak and express their ideas. Clips helps to create amazing videos that are loved by everyone.
Q2 What aspects of Clips appeal to students?
A2 The fact that Clips is so intuitive with a great professional looking outcome is top!
Other answers: Simplicity of point, shoot and enhance. Extremely easy to use, focus on content . It's easy to use, has interactive features, gives them a voice, yet the remain in control of their privacy. It's a huge confidence builder when you don't need to appear on camera but can still get your message across. It's simplicity and quality, all learners can produce something that is high quality. Students like how easy clips is to use. It's versatility and the excellent results they can produce in a short amount of time using the posters, stickers and labels, allowing more time focus on learning. It's easy to use, very versatile, engaging and fun, students love the stickers and filters. The simplicity of clips makes it addictive. Students feel empowered when they can quickly create something that looks great and gets the message across effectively clips allows them to show off their creativity. It's versatility and how user friendly it is, children enjoy the voice over tool and filters that can be applied to pictures/videos to show personality whilst video editing high quality end product that they can be proud of. The simplicity, the user interface, it's fun, accessibility, professional results among others. The music always fits the clip. So easy to make professional clips quickly! Students love how easy it is to use and how they can make their videos look professional. Of course the animations are a big hit. Simplicity and familiar interface (like in social media)
Q3 How might clips be used to engage parents in the learning process.
A3 It's a shame but we didn't share the clips that were made with parents, We should!! We are in betweet sites now, and our YouTube channel (do we have one?) is under construction.
Other answers: great tool to show parents students work - screenrecording in clips. Anything that give parents a glimpse into the classroom. The chance to see their children's success is a good thing. Clips make it quick and easy to capture and share. Great tip: the learner makes a short clip stating something they enjoyed learning in the week and something they struggled with share it with parents they can collaborate to close the gap. The more you share with parents, the more they can support their child. Sit down with the students, let them show their parents the app and make something together: have fun and learn in the same time. Use clips as a newsletter about the events in school or to review learning in school each week for parents. Share methodes which are used in school via clips. Parents like they idea of collecting memories with clips they like to create videos from weekends, holidays, birthdays. Kids help them with gadgets, parents help with ideas and expierence, learning outside the school.
Q4 Is there value in giving homework that uses Clips to present projects?
A4 I don't give homework, iPads have to stay in school, which is a pity! The camera + Clips + their own home are great resources for good stories! #ADEchat
Other answers: if it can explain ideas better/faster then other tools and if it increases engagement. Clips is so easy to use that students can do assingments in class in stead of homework. Absolutely: research, creating and presenting are vital life skills that students need to learn. Definitely: it's veratility makes it suitable for integration into all subjects. With clips projects, students need to think, plan and act like other homework, but this makes it more fun and allows them to take pride in their work. Absolutely: students can access their individual creativty without peer pressure and classroom nerves. Extending the way in which children can present their homework can only be a good thing. If it's a level playing field for all and nobody is disadvantaged by the task or the technology, it would work! I think there is lot's of value. Engaging homework that requires lots of other skills too, such as research, planning and creativity. It can help save valuable class time as not every topic needs a presentation from +20 students. It could be used for students to submit drafts and practice runs of presentations they are working on, feedback then provides by the teacher. Clips lets you make fun videos this encouraged the students to participate and enjoy homework. If it gives learners the time and space to properly consider what the message they're trying to get across, it can only be a good thing, sometimes this might be best done away from a busy, distracting classroom. It gives students the chance to explain a concept in depth rather then just tell and describe something. Absolutely, in that way the students are provided with a tool that is easy and fun to use and provides a new dimension to do homework. However it's important that they have proper introduction in how to use the app.
Q5 Why are projects like One Small Clip useful?
A5 Projects such as OneSmallClips, Gimme5, Clipstours, and clipspiration are great resources to follow.
Other answers: Hopefully it motivates and innovates. To inspire teachers who want to start with #edtech. They provide invaluable tips and workflow for using clips and other apps. It's all about great educators sharing great ideas to help everyone improve. It breaks boarders and inspire teachers all over the world. You can learn so much from other people and they can help you see things in a different way, you also have the support and encouragement of a community. It's quick, engaging CPD that anyone can access! Plus, it is at your fingertips, in your pocket, in front of the tv….anywhere! The project act as an inspiration; pointing at new features/apps/ideas Plus it's always great to see what is possible to create with clips. These clips projects are essential for both teachers and pupils. A great resource for inspiration and new ways to use the app.
Q6 How can a clips project support your staff in school?
A6 Clips are small nibbles and bites so colleagues won't choke on it! They can inspire each other by sharing their 'good and bad' practices.
Other answers: a clips project can give staff a goal. They might aim to create 2 clips a week this might turn into 5 or maybe 20 clips a month, make it a challenge, imagine having 100 clips by the end of the schoolyear. It's briljant for CPD. Exposure to clips would make the reluctant teachers see how simple and effective it is to use, inspiration could also come from seeing how others use it. It can make it easier to get started. There's a format and a theme. Easier to work within a framework to build confidence if you're new to using clips. As with a lot of technology it gives the chance for the children to teach the teacher different ways of using it. To learn something new and to start sharing with the world and to be a role model for the pupils. It can help staff brush up on skills, build confidence and set goals. This can then has great benefits in class for the pupils. A clips project is an easy way to get all teachers to express their views in preparation of a meeting. It can also kick-start a discussion on education for example. It could generate engagement around a new app and more importantly, new innovative ways to integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning. A project to build a collection of subject related clips where all staff commit to make at least one clip could work well. Different, innovative and collaborative thinking and provide an excellent example in how easy it is to use the iPad to make a professional presentation.