Part 2 of my series of posts highlighting some of the projects I have been able to get off the ground in my role as Technology Coordinator…
Emily Faber and I worked together to have our English Intensive students use VideoScribe to showcase their public speaking and presenting skills by creating a “Top 5 pieces of advice” video monologue for future international students.
Here is the video tutorial I put together with step-by-step instructions and tips for getting started with VideoScribe:
Advice to the Next Generation: VideoScribe Monologue
Introduction to Assignment
Congratulations! You have reached the final assignment of English Intensive! It is now time to share and showcase your English and Bullis expertise.
- Use English for personal expression by effectively synthesizing your “Top 5 Pieces of Advice” to next year’s generation by writing a 500 word script that describes each piece of advice with examples, transitions, and proper word choice and grammar.
- Hone public speaking by dramatizing your “Top 5 Pieces of Advice” on a VideoScribe monologue with appropriate tone, volume, pronunciation and effective presentation techniques.
This assignment asks you think of your Top 5 Pieces of Advice that you’d like to impart on the next generation of international students.
- Choose a template:
- Top 5 Pieces of Advice (Example: Try an art class because you never know what hidden talent you have!)
- Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew Then that I Know Now (Example: Some students take sports as seriously, if not more seriously, than academics.)
- Write your script, turning each piece of advice or then vs. now statement into its own paragraph with an explanation and example (5 total paragraphs/500 words).
- Layout your VideoScribe with the appropriate text and images.
- Set appropriate zooms and timing for your VideoScribe animation.
- Practice your voice-over that you are going to add.
- Use your phone to record your voice-over (you should press the play button on VideoScribe to time your voice-over to match the timing of your presentation’s animation).
- Upload your voice-over to your VideoScribe presentation.
- Share your completed presentation to your Bullis Youtube channel.
What worked well with this project?
- Adding text and images enhanced the viewer’s experience and engagement, therefore strengthening the effectiveness of the students’ advice
- Using VideoScribe challenged the students to condense their message to a few key points to be used as visually attractive text
- Using voiceover and music enhanced the storytelling aspect of the project
What would be done differently in the future?
- Have more classtime for students to do their voiceover – to play with timing and organization
- Require a “draft” due date for the VideoScirbe portion of the project to work out voiceover kinks and zooming
- Add in a peer review element