Creating movies and uploading them to the classroom blog is engaging for students! I use the camera that is built into my laptop for most of the projects.



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  • Here is a math wiki where teachers can share and contribute useful movies: Math Videos!

  • Quadrilateral Queries This series of video turorials was created by groups of students to help clarify the different types of quadrilaterals in our geometry unit. Each group took a quadrilateral (parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, and square) and created a short video tutorial describing the features of the quadrilateral. I recorded each one using the built-in camera on the laptop. We recorded, I did some minor editing in iMovie, and saved it as a mp3. Each tutorial was a small file, so I uploaded each one directly to the Blogger account using the video upload link. The comment section has an interesting discussion about the rhombus.
  • The Hello Song! This video was recorded as a greeting for our new blogging buddies in Australia. I recorded it using the built-in camera on the laptop. We recorded, I did some minor editing in iMovie, and saved it as a mp3. I uploaded it to Vimeo. Later, I found out my district blocks this free video storing site so students have to watch it from home.
  • Be Our Valentine! This video was recorded as a musical Valentine. I recorded it using the built-in camera on the laptop. I recorded, did some minor editing in iMovie, and saved it as a mp3. It was a small file, so I uploaded it directly to the Blogger account using the video upload link.

  • Place Value Video was created as a tutorial to help students understand the different ways of showing place value. Magnetic numbers, a small white board, and blocks were used in this simple movie. This video was recorded using the built-in camera on the website. I recorded it, did some minor editing, and uploaded it to YouTube. However, is was small enough, I could have just uploaded it to the Blogger account. This year I did place value movies again, but let the students pair up to share each number.




  • Leaving on a Jet Plane This video was recorded so parents who were not able to attend our school concert would be able to hear the song we performed. I recorded it using the built-in camera on the laptop. We recorded, I did some minor editing in iMovie, and saved it as a mp3. It was a small file, so I uploaded it directly to the Blogger account using the video upload link.
  • Mrs. Yollis' Class Visits Asia This video was made with a video camera and edited with iMovie software. It was a major project, but is a wonderful way to review the concepts we learned through use of the National Geographic-Giant Traveling Map of Asia. It was uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo because of its size.