Students will work in groups to develop two short idea-based videos
(or Ideaos). The goal is to take some idea or theme, and develop
a video for that theme that inspires people.
We will provide the theme for the first video, and your group will
propose the theme for the second video. We're going to provide the
technology and basic skills training, but you're going to further
develop your technology skills what can best be defined as "learning
We will share drafts of our videos, critique and revise each other's
work, and by the end of the semester, we will take hollywood by
storm (or at least Leysin)!
For the first project, each group will work on the same theme.
We are tentatively planning for the he title of your movie to be
"Teaching is _______" (you're allowed to fill in the blank).
The subject matter of the second movie will be proposed by each
group. It should, however, be something to do about education, technology,
teaching or learning.
In addition to a short video, the Ideo project also includes “directors’
commentary.” In this commentary, you discuss in detail the ideas
and choices that went into the making of your Ideo. You will discuss
what you are trying to accomplish and explain the filming and editing
choices you made. In essence, you should treat this commentary as
an analysis of teaching.