- Helps promote problem-solving and organizational skills by having kids think through their choices before taking action
- Can be used for collaborative and cooperative play and learning
- Teaches about presentation tools in terms of composition and layout
- Thoroughly immerses kids in the lesson plan and it is a great way to reinforce lessons
- It is fun!
Green Screen by Do Ink is a creative and fun video app to engage and excite children about documenting what they are learning and all about the world around them. Are you studying about dinosaurs? Well, how about making a video about walking with the dinosaurs, and having the students describe what they are doing in a “live” report from the Jurassic period? Want to have the numbers 7 and 4 compete in a learning to subtract scene and interview the 3 champions or have them cooperate for additional fun? You are only limited by your own imagination. The app uses green screen technology in an easy to use video format. There is a nice tutorial included in the app that explains all the features and it will help get you up and running. Basically, there are up to 3 layers of input to play with on the screen. You can have a foreground, a “green screen” interactive video in the middle, and a background that is an image, a group of images or a video. Animation from drawings can be added too, and the Do Ink Animation and Drawing app work seamlessly with the Green Screen app. There is a learning curve, however, and it took me awhile to learn the ins and outs of the features and how best to use them. The hardest part of using this app was the planning needed before making a video compilation. I found I was always making the process more complicated than it needed to be.