Dr. Alec Couros tweeted out this video, today, and I just had to share it: .
It is such a great example of how kids go above and beyond when we give them an opportunity to be creative. Using video creation tools such as , , , , and Google Slides (yes I said Google Slides) students can create compelling public service announcements, informative videos like the the one I shared above, and so much more!
Think about all of the topics you cover in Health. I'm sure there are several that would be worth using as the "base" for a creative video project. How about just giving students the topic of "nutrition" and leaving it wide open for them for them to choose what they want to narrow it down to? Give them a few parameters (perhaps length, for example) and let them go to work. I guarantee most of your students will surprise you with what they come up with. And the best part? Think of how much they will learn from watching each other's videos. Student attentiveness is usually at its highest when watching the work of their peers. (Bonus tip: After watching have the students ask at least one question of the creators of each video using the question feature in Google Classroom. This provides a great opportunity to teach social media etiquette and appropriate interaction.)