Wonder. Learn. Share
Video essays, documentaries, podcasts. An explainer can take on many forms and captivates our desire to learn and share our passions. In this LABS project, we’re inviting students to practice research and media creation to teach their audience something.
Choosing a Topic
This project fits seamlessly into any subject. When used to wrap up a unit, educators can peak into students’ thought processes to see what details from a unit were retained, what they found interesting, and what needed to be refreshed. As an open ended prompt, students have the freedom to share what they enjoy learning about.
Students in Carrie Mattern’s class from Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint produced a series of videos explaining Afrofuturism. They worked in small groups to explain how art, music, and other media use Afrofuturist themes to show how to shape the future while honoring the past.
3 Steps of Video Creation
Make sure you’ve visited the Getting Started page to familiarize yourself and your students with video and recording practices.
Showcase Your Work
Once your video or collection of videos is complete, share it with us and we’ll feature it on the Michigan Learning Channel YouTube channel! Just send us an email at MLC@dptv.org.