Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs

20121026-114347.jpgPublic service announcements are a great way to turn a traditional persuasive essay writing piece into a multimedia presentation. There are lots of ways I like to use the iPad camera in my classroom and this is one of them!

Check out my lesson plan on creating public service announcements in your classroom!


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  1. More than a decade ago, when I was working for the NYC Dept. of Ed’s Office of Instructional Technology, I did a workshop showing teachers how to create what I called One Minute Commercials for their classrooms/schools. We were limited to one minute because the Mavica cameras we were using had a 3.5″ disk that only held enough space to create 60 seconds worth of video.

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