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The Benefits of Using Moviemaking in Your Classroom with Jessica Pack – Easy EdTech Podcast 131

September 28, 2021

In this episode, ISTE author and California Teacher of the Year Jessica Pack joins me to discuss bringing moviemaking into any subject area with students at any grade level. You’ll also hear some of Jessica’s favorite strategies and creation tools along with the brain science of storytelling and social emotional benefits of moviemaking in the classroom!

This week’s podcast episode is all about moviemaking and I’m so excited to have ISTE author Jessica Pack join me today. It was so much fun hearing her inside suggestions and advice for bringing moviemaking into the work you do in any subject area with students at any grade  level.  During our conversation we talked about some favorite strategies, some different tools and you hear us mention her new book which comes out in October. I’ve added the link to the book where you’re listening to this episode so you can check it out and learn more about Jessica’s work. Let’s go ahead and dive into today’s conversation!

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Moviemaking Tips

  • First, use moviemaking as an artifact of learning.
  • Next, pair moviemaking with experiential learning.
  • Then, exploration can be a capstone of learning.
  • Finally, use a lesson frame to set up students for success.
Hear some of Jessica Pack's favorite moviemaking strategies and creation tools along with the brain science of storytelling.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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