Lehtikuusi Elementary School had two classes excited about joining the EdVisto pilot. Fourth and fifth grade teachers Anna Aarnio and Aurora Kryssi are particularly interested in the creation of animated pictures. Anna Aarnio has followed the development progress of EdVisto from start and her views have been very helpful in the development of the platform.
We were visiting the school a few days ago, when we tried out how to create videos in both classes. Our purpose was to get students to know basics about video creation process and to give a preview about how it is going to happen using EdVisto. The fourth graders created video stories about the topic “My school day”. It was nice to see how quickly the students planned their stories and went also outside the classroom to do the filming. One group created a clear-structured story with a plot about their typical school day by just taking photos and organizing them to right order in EdVisto editor. Only the background music was unfortunately missing from the video due to lack of time in that session. Adding the music seemed to be important feature for students. Usually creating a video story takes some time, so it’s recommended to use more time than one lesson to it, as the process can consist of group formation, topic selection, script-writing, research and of course, filming and story editing. In the other class, the fifth graders came up with the idea about making an instructive video about how to tie shoe laces. During the day, it was a pleasure to note how easily also the younger students learn to use the platform.