Thursday, April 30, 2015

DoInk: Green Screen App: Ecosystem

3rd graders at one of my schools, created videos using the app, DoInk Green Screen on the topic of Ecosystems. (Note: DoInk is a paid app ($2.99) but well worth the price!)

The students learned how energy flows through an ecosystem and how changes to the ecosystem affect both plants and animals within the ecosystem. For their project, students were in groups of 4 and chose the following job; producer, editor, reporter and camera person. Together they brainstormed a place, an event that would change the ecosystem, and how it affected the plants and/or animals there. Students worked collaboratively to create an idea and wrote a script to produce into a broadcast.

Click here to view the finished products.


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  1. Hi, Thanks for posting this! I just started using this app in my 2nd grade classroom. It's pretty amazing...but I am having trouble sharing the video because of all the blocks our school puts on our wifi. Do you upload your finished videos to youtube and then put them onto symbaloo? Does your school have a lot of blocks put into place? Thanks!

    1. Hi Mandy,
      I do upload them to YouTube from the Capture app and then add them to the Symbaloo. We do have a prettystrict filtering system in our district but they have opened YouTube. Good luck....