Professional Development, Training and Resources

Professional Development in the Classroom

Technology in schools is booming. It’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s creative. It can also be daunting for teachers who are unfamiliar with the pace that changes occur, and who still need to appear as professional and ‘in the know’ with what’s happening. Schools are busy places at the best of times and so add in…

Children Stop Motion Animation Workshop

What Children Can Learn from Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation is a fun activity for children of all ages, but it also can help them learn transferable skills and be great for their self esteem. Build Confidence The feeling of success children feel when learning a new skill is priceless. Animation is an easy skill to master with a few basic instructions,…

Film reviews school

How-To: Write a Movie Review

Children’s voices are under-represented when it comes to movie reviews. They see movies differently to adults, and parents and teachers may pick up different messages or see the film from a different perspective to general movie critics. Writing a movie review is a fun activity for children and can extend their enjoyment of a film….

royalty free music and sound

Adding Music and Sound to your Videos

A great soundtrack can really add to your movie or animation. Music can create feelings in the mind of your viewer, whether it is a feeling of tension or joy, it can help to create the emotions you wish to evoke. Sound effects can add an extra dimension to your video and help you to…

Mobile Video Apps for Using in the Classroom

6 Great Mobile Video Making Apps for Use in the Classroom

With cameras on  mobile devices becoming better quality than ever and are ideal for using in the classroom, I am often being asked for a list of great smartphone and tablet apps for making film making, so here is my pick.   Videolicious This is a very simple to use video editing app for use…