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Time-Lapse Videos in the Project-Based Classroom

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Johanna Marshall  
Participants will learn how student-made videos of their own process can be a scaffold for metacognition, a tool for holistic assessment, and a method for positioning student voice and agency at the fore of the learning process.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants can bring the device of their choice. They will be using time-lapse camera function and video editing, but a specific platform is not necessary.
Topic: Innovation in early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn to:
Set up a filming makerspace for students with 1:1 devices
Personalize learning for each student by giving them agency to direct their own experience
Remove the expectation of a standardized outcome by putting students in charge of the narrative
Direct an editing and soundtracking process
Share student work with their educational community

We will look at work from students doing independent projects in the art room using iMovie and GarageBand on iPad.


10 minutes: Why use time-lapse videos? Discuss uses for this method in student projects and independent work while showing a slideshow of classroom and home workspace setups.
5 minutes: Looking at student examples from different projects.
10 minutes: Try it out yourself! What skill can you demonstrate in one minute? (Tie your shoes, French braid your hair) Create short videos and share out on large screen.
5 minutes: Questions and sharing brief ideas for method inclusion in participants' own classrooms.

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Johanna Marshall, Philadelphia Art Teachers Alliance

Johanna Marshall, M. Ed is an artist and arts & technology educator from Philadelphia, PA with degrees from Evergreen State College and Tyler School of Art. As a National Geographic Certified Educator and Apple Teacher, she's committed to bringing interdisciplinary, real-world learning experiences to her students, and to sharing her innovations in technology inclusion into an elementary visual arts curriculum based in traditional hand skills. Johanna is a gardener, triathlete, and world traveler.

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