Instructional Video

This lesson was one of the funnest and hardest to do.

To start; our assignment required us to create a short instructional video on any subject contained within the California Standards for grades K-12 education.   Acting in an rapid fashion, our class created multiple groups of three to work together.  Each group had to come up with a subject to teach (instruct).  Then the group had to create a pitch and storyboard for how the video production would be formed.  Our group decided to do the planets of our solar system with a Star Wars theme to capture the intended audience (5th graders).  Follow the links below.

Pitch and Storyboard, Planets of the Solar System

AmyB-Planets of the Solar System You Tube Instructional Video

Brief ASSESSMENT, please complete.

Assessment, Planets


After reviewing the ITSE standards below, I feel this experience helped me achieve all those points to some degree.  The entertainment the kids would get out of my amateur attempt at video production will have a lasting affect.  (Hopefully they won’t require professional help after the trauma.)  But in all honesty, what better way to learn a subject than having to teach it.  I hope I will retain and continue to follow these standards into my class room.

ITSE standards:

  1.  Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
  2.  Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
  3.  Model digital age work and learning.
  4.  Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
  5.  Engage in professional growth and leadership.