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Mythbusters - Don't FLIP Out! High School Isn't THAT Scary!!

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Keywords: Flip Video, Technology, High School Registration, Collaboration, MovieMaker, Capstone Project,
Subject(s): Video, Technology, Information Skills, Photography, Journalism
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Patrick Co High School, Stuart, VA
Planned By: Terri Alt
Original Author: Terri Alt, Stuart
Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies
Grades: 10-12
Unit of Instruction: Multimedia Production
Task 3- WPR- Demonstrate teamwork skills
Task 7- WPR- Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness
Task 8- WPR- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills
Task 19- WPR- Demonstrate information technology skills
Task 39- Identify appropriate audience, purpose, requirements and production schedule
for the project
Task 67- Incorporate visual elements using scanned images, digital photographs and

Lesson Title: MYTHBUSTERS - Don’t FLIP Out!!
High School Isn’t THAT Scary!!

Tasks to be developed: Understanding basic concepts digital video production
Class Time and Period: 90 minutes, 1 block per day
Time Required: 10 class blocks
Date: Late Fall, 2011

Performance Objective: Students will be introduced to various activities surrounding the concept of digital video production. Students will use Flip™ Video cameras to produce a video that will be used during the high school orientation night for the county’s incoming 8th grade class.
Enabling Objectives:
Introduction Objectives
1. Students watch PowerPoint showing basic Flip™ camera operation
2. Students watch an episode of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters™ to gain background knowledge of how show is presented
3. Students do various projects in MovieMaker™ to learn program’s features and integrate program with video clips made with the Flip™.
4. Introduce students to capstone video project and brainstorm ideas together

Explicit Steps
1. Students send out questionnaires to all 7th grade elementary students asking them what they fear most about coming to the high school
2. Students compile results and come up with a top ten list of the myth’s surrounding the high school.
3. Students divide into groups and choose one item from the list as their project.
4. One group will be chosen to serve as video editors. This group will not film actual video, but will compile all videos taken and create the final MovieMaker™ production.

Implicit Steps
1. Students create storyboards to illustrate how they will address their chosen “myth”.
2. Students utilize Flip™ cameras to film video scenes addressing common high school “myths” and showing younger students that they have nothing to fear about life in high school.

Background Knowledge
1. Students must demonstrate teamwork skills.
2. Students must use creativity to produce a fun, kid-centered video.
3. Students must possess basic knowledge of MovieMaker™, Flip™ cameras and basic video production techniques.

Resources Needed for this Lesson
1. Computer access for introduction lessons
2. Blank storyboard handouts for video planning

Materials, Equipment, Supplies:
1. 10 Flip™ Video Cameras WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!
2. Internet Access
3. Internet Access for www.hulu.com (various MythBuster’s episodes)
4. Microsoft MovieMaker™
4. Flash Drives for project storage and retrieval
Students are invigorated by the project's scope and real world application. Additionally, they see possibilities for future in career choices.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Career development activity, Developing a video project bank, Senior Capstone projects, Character Development projects,
Video Yearbook, Developing video database, Invitation to President Obama for Graduation.
Materials: Whiteboards, Flip Video, Projector Screens, Digital Voice Recorders, Microphones, Televisions, Art Tools, Video Tools, Microscopes, CDs and DVDs, Hard Drives, Camera/Video Accessories, Flash/USB Drives, Power, Keyboards, Headsets, Ports and Hubs, LCD Monitors, Word Processor, Web Page, Clip Art, Timeline, Animation, Sound Libraries, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 3 Jump Drives - 16 G, $50.00 each, total of $150.00