I love to come up with digital projects that give students a chance to mix medias to make video, animations, or digital art. This project will ask students to layer green screen video over an empty book cover to become the character through body language and digital drawing. It's kinda like we caught them during their book cover photo shoot.
1. I started by cleaning up a few Dr. Seuss book covers so that this lesson can be used to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in March as well as Read Across America. I have a class set of Dr. Seuss books in my art room, so I love to use them whenever possible. I titled each book, added a drop shadow for depth, and layered it over a widescreen format background so that it will fit into the Do Ink Green Screen app without needing resizing.
Or what about this idea: Use a still picture, size and place over book cover in Superimpose app (because you can add a nice drop shadow) then animate a growing heart (because the Grinch heart grew in the story). This could be done in the style above too, but there wouldn't be drop shadow.
Animated Book Cover
This idea uses Do Ink Drawing and Animation app to redraw the character(s) of a Dr. Seuss book and animate it and the text of the book. This requires masking the book cover to erase the character and pull of the text to use it as an image to animate. It is similar to this Jumping of the Pages lesson idea here.
I believe the iPevo USB document camera is such an essential tool for teaching that I wrote to iPevo about 3 years ago and made a wish for one for my art room. They very generously sent it to me! Now they are openly asking other teachers to make a wish too.
This month they are giving away these amazing devices to teachers. Sign up now.
You can explore the many ways I use the iPevo with my art students on their site too.
Below is a second grade movie that we used the iPevo camera to help create. The movie was so fun to make that I wrote it up for School Arts Magazine (scroll down).
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
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(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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