IdeaLab

BY Jessica Linehan

Wareham High School

Project Description

The goal for the IdeaLab is for students to engage in the design process in all areas of the school curriculum in a
collaborative and resource-rich space.

OBJECTIVES
To create video that conveys a message, story, concept, or an expression
To create animation that conveys a message, story, concept or an expression
To collaborate effectively with others
To select appropriate materials to include in animation and/or videos
To divide responsibilities among team members
To create a storyboard for use in planning
To brainstorm ideas
To evaluate a product or process
To choose the best solution

ACTIVITIES
Using video editing software
Using animation software
Viewing exemplars (examples of quality videos or animations)
Moving props, objects, text and other materials effectively
Meeting with group members
Adding text, transitions, backgrounds, sound effects, voice, etc.
Arranging still life photographs

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)?

The project will be successful when at least 100 students utilize the IdeaLab, though IdeaLab is open to all students at Wareham High School. Individual students and small groups. Students also might also utilize IdeaLab resources in classrooms or throughout the school due to content-specific needs.

Benefit to the students and the school

When student access to equipment, technology, and resources expands, the possibilities for creativity and problem-solving also expand. Students are able to envision ideas as tangible, workable solutions that they can test and improve. Students have a keen sense of fairness and equity. By offering the same opportunities for all students, we strengthen our school culture.

Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)

December 2018 (or as soon as funds are available)-June 2019
This project is the first component (video/photo/animation) in our Library’s IdeaLab makerspace that will continue to grow and expand opportunities for students to imagine, plan, design, and create.

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