Summer school begins on Tuesday. I’m teaching at two schools. The teacher choses the curriculum for the summer. I decided to structure part of my lessons around popular tourist sights in Boston.
The first task is to teach the students the six sights we will study as part of our summer class. I sourced some online photos and made a PowerPoint presentation. And it was dreadfully dry.
Then I had an idea. My niece loves putting on shows and making videos. She’s taken summer courses on making videos. We’d already planned a day in Boston together and would be near five of the six sights. What if we made a video?
She was game. We made videos in several locations around the city using our iPhones. The biggest challenge was that the iPhone’s microphone pics up every noise, not just my voice. We quickly realized that me talking on camera wouldn’t work. Instead, we shot video at the different locations (or borrowed it from YouTube). When I later edited it together, I added narration. All of that was done on my iPad using iMovie.
You can find the final result here.