The benefit of video workshops is, that they are without major technical effort. The advantage is also, that students learn to use media in a productive and also entertaining way. Many adolescents like this kind of technical creative projects.
Target Group: Students of 3. and 4. grade of NMS
Project framework: In the last school week before the summer holidays, video workshops are to be offered for the third and fourth grade students. This workshop should last 2 days. The first day is for preparation and the second day for implementation. First to start with small film exercises and then step by step to tackle larger projects. Because if you are already a little familiar with the devices and processes, you can better assess the need for time and organization and run the risk of not having to cancel a project due to time constraints and maybe never try again.
Analysis: Financial: a video camera for each group
Human resources: Maximum of 60 students and 4 teachers
Geographic location: classroom and schoolyard
Strength: You don’t need a lot of money, utensils or previous knowledge to implement the workshop. Creativity is also encouraged.
Weakness: Students could not find suitable topics or feel uncomfortable in front of the camera
Steakholders: students, parents, teachers who look after the workshop
2. Implementation plan
On the first day, the pupils are given an introduction in the form of station operations. You should learn how to plan a video shoot and what needs to be considered.
1st station: choice of subject
Students learn how to choose a topic that is appropriate. The teacher should also provide topics, if the students cannot think of anything.
2nd station: Students learn how to write a script for the video shoot and what to watch out for in preparation
3rd station: the pupils commit themselves to a topic and start planning the video shoot. The teacher is available for questions and to help.
On the second day, the students should implement their planning. They can also bring any utensils or cladding from home.
Each group should record the video with a camera. At the end of the day, the videos can then be viewed together.
The Project Design – Life cycle phases:
Phase 1: The initiation Phase
• Project Proposal and approval: The project idea is presented to the headmaster/ headmistress -> approval will be obtained
• Project Assignment and time plan: The project plan and the scope of time are drawn up with the teachers involved
• Project Roles and Tasks: The teachers involved are assigned a task (station)
Phase 2: The coordination Phase
• Coordinating ‘TO-DO’ lists: All utensils and things that are needed are noted and then bought
• Controlling and progress report: The participating teachers keep a record of the course of the project
Phase 3: The close-down Phase
• Preparation for Teamwork: In order to prepare the participating teachers as best as possible for the project, some team meetings should take place in which the project is discussed in detail
3. Communication: The description of the project can be uploaded to the school website. With the students’ consent, the videos can be uploaded to a platform and the school website
4. Evaluation, Documentation
The teachers on the one hand and the pupils on the other hand receive a questionnaire after completing the project, in which they evaluate how they liked the project and what could possibly be improved or upgradeable. This questionnaire is evaluated by the head teacher and passed on to the director. The results should also be published for the parents. Also the records are forwarded to the headmaster/ headmistress.