Green Screen by Do Ink
- making new creations
- digital creation
- using and applying technology
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.6: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.6.5||Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.|
|SL.7: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.7.5||Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.|
|SL.8: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.8.5||Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.|
|SL.9-10: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.9-10.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|SL.11-12: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.11-12.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
ProsTutorial video demonstrates "how to" and then lets kids manipulate it in the timeline for practice.
ConsRequires some prep time to get started.
Bottom LineHigh-quality movie maker has numerous uses for students projects.
Graphite Expert Review
Common Sense Graphite Reviewer
Kids will have a blast using their imagination and tech skills to create movies and special effects. It's easy to use, and even playing around to figure out how the chroma key filters work is educational and pretty fun.
Kids will develop tech skills in depth that will transfer into other applications, but this tool is super for culminating, project-based assessments, offering kids a way to showcase their knowledge about specific topics.
The video tutorial moves pretty quickly and shows some advanced techniques, but kids can re-watch it as well as manipulate it to better understand how the tool works.
Using Green Screen by Do Ink, students can create original videos using green screen technology to change the background. Green screens are most known for use with weather reports, but kids can create all kinds of scenarios using the green screen. They'll choose a background image from their camera roll, which may involve some Internet searching and saving to find (a great opportunity for a mini-lesson in fair use and copyright), and then record their video in front of a green backdrop. Green butcher paper or plastic tablecloths can work in a pinch, but actual green screens, which can be bought starting at around $20, work best. With Green Screen by Do Ink, students can add a third layer, too, adding another image or incorporating animation created and saved in other apps. Kids work with a timeline, just as in iMovie, moving the clips or images where they want them. Videos are saved to the camera roll and can then be shared however kids choose (email, YouTube, etc.).Read More Read Less
A video tutorial is pre-loaded as the first project, demonstrating the features and showing how to create videos in an easy-to-follow format. Once kids get started, they can access instructions through the question mark above the timeline. This is an impressively easy and inexpensive tool for the quality of movie it creates, but it does require some prep work. Teachers or students will need to find and set up a green screen, and students will have to find any images or video clips they want to add to their movie before starting. Green Screen by Do Ink is a great tool to have in a teacher's tool box as an option for student-directed projects.Read More Read Less
If your school has a broadcast room with a green screen, this is a must-have tool for your students to create presentations. If you don't have access to a green screen, dollar-store green plastic tablecloths can work, but not as well as an actual green screen, which costs $20 and up. Students can present history, ELA, or science projects to the class, individually, or in small groups. You could also record yourself in front of an interesting background to introduce a new unit or concept to students, hooking them as if you were giving a news report. This is a really affordable, easy-to-use tool that is quite versatile. Both students and teachers will love it!Read More Read Less
See How Teachers Are Using Green Screen by Do Ink
Field Notes Field Notes are reviews by teachers for teachers. In Field Notes, teachers rate products as well as share their hands-on experience with using the products in the classroom.
- Great way to take your students to another place and time without leaving the classroom.Kate B.
James W Parker Middle School
Edinboro, PA4May 4, 2015
- Do Ink is so easy to use and has such a great impact!Hanna S.
Brauser Maimonides Academy
Hollywood, FL4April 13, 2015