by Jen Hervada, Lionville Middle School Instructional Coach
A Paperslide video is a very low-barrier way to record meaningful content or information in a concise manner using supplies that nearly everyone has including paper, markers and a camera ( like the one on your iphone/ipad). Teachers can use paperslide videos to challenge students to teach what they have learned, which we all know is a powerful form of learning.
The videos are produced in a “one-take” format. Mistakes are okay and even add to the authentic experience of the video.
Teachers can use Paperslide videos to supplement their lessons or use them as part of a flipped classroom.
Students can use Paperslide videos to re-teach others something they’ve learned or researched. There are approximately five simple steps to any project. In a student project:
- The teacher assigns questions or a topic and the students divide into groups of three.
- Students research the topic and collaborate about the best way to re-teach what they learn.
- The students write a script and create paper slides using simple drawings or keywords.
- The students practice their script and record the video in one take.
- Students can share their video with classmates or publish it online.
The Paperslide process was developed by Dr. Lodge McCammon. Here is an example of what it looks like: