Teacher Review For Generator

Plethora of filmmaking tips and resources for teachers and students

Craig L.
Technology coordinator
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, CA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I would use the Generator tool for great teacher resources centered on filmmaking. They have some great interview videos with Australian filmmakers across the industry on a variety of film topics. I could use these with students to introduce film content or display actual examples of film careers. I also really like the Storyboard Generator. This tool is more tedious than drawing the traditional "stick figure" storyboard for preproduction, but I can see advanced students getting into this feature.
My Take
I feel like this tool, minus the Storyboard Generator, is more film teacher-centered rather than student centered. The content is relevant to kids, but I see it more as a place for teachers to collect film content for lessons to present to students. The Storyboard generator has a great tool where it provides students with a script, then asks students to create a storyboard. This could be a very useful guided practice opportunity when you introduce your film students to storyboarding.