HUMANITIES: Become a history detective and record one or more hints about an important figure, location, or event without revealing its identity. Use images, video, Live Titles, labels, and stickers to provide context and additional clues. Share with a partner and ask them to solve your “history mystery.”
SCIENCE: Make lab safety more memorable and engaging with short videos that demonstrate safe and unsafe laboratory behavior. Use posters to introduce specific rules. Add emojis and labels to highlight do’s and don’ts.
ART: Take a deep dive into major works of art. Pan and zoom across paintings or sketches to highlight specific details. Illustrate repetition of line and shape with labels and stickers.
ENGLISH: Bring personal stories and interests to life through video poetry performances. Illustrate metaphors and similes with photos and sketches. Use Live Titles, stickers, and posters to accentuate mood, tone, and figurative language.
Clips is a free video app that gives students new ways to tell stories, express ideas, and share learning.
Clips makes it easy to create expressive videos that are unique, informative, and fun. Quickly capture and combine videos and photos. And get creative with animated titles, filters, graphics, and music.
When introducing CLIPS to students it is a good idea to include a LESSON ZERO in your teaching program (ie. a lesson for students to learn and play with CLIPS). In this lesson you can have the students complete the following 'get to know clips' tasks:
Add poster (title slide)
Providing a CHECKLIST or STORYBOARD can be really useful (and time saving!). Here's a checklist example from a 2019 SCIENCE task that required students to create a video on SEPARATION TECHNIQUES. A similar assessment task was then completed in 2020 but it had more of a 'real-life story' behind it (ie. involved students being stranded on a desert island and sharing their story of survival). In this instance, providing students with a sample (simplified) STORYBOARD and CLIPS VIDEO worked really well as it encouraged students to tell their story from 'plane crash' to 'finding water' to 'using separation techniques to clean the water'. You can view the sample CLIPS video students where provided here.
Making time to go over a few simple filming tips with students is a really great idea! Remember, you want students to focus on the content, more than filming conventions, so giving them some assistance with this side of things can often lead to higher quality results! Here's a few examples from the SCIENCE task above:
To capture an entire process (ie. over 20 seconds of footage) use TIMELAPSE