My HS Media Specialist has been working on creating a HS Makerspace in our media center. We actually have a small room, right next to our library that is the perfect space. She recently installed a mobile green screen. (green fabric and a curtain rod). The room is great for video recording as you can shut the door to get better audio quality. We also purchased an iPad/tablet mount for a tripod and 2 external microphones (lavalier and handheld) for better sound quality. The app of choice – TouchCast.
On Monday, we decided to test it. So much fun! Literally in 30 seconds I had a video of myself, on a beach. The video – could definitely use some work and we need to play around with lighting and settings of the app. BUT, even though the quality was not there, I couldn’t resist and sent the video out to our entire HS staff. This immediately sparked teacher interest. I look forward to this technology getting in the hands of our students and watching them creatively make their video artifacts more interactive and engaging. So much fun!