For my class’s “Rise of the Nazi Party” unit each student created an “art piece” relating to how they believe the Nazis were able to convince so many ordinary Germans to allow them to take complete power after WWI, the Treaty of Versailles and years lived in the Weimar Republic. They had to share their work with the class. Some of them wrote poems, letters or journals, and several made collages or drawings/paintings of some sort. Several of them also wrote scripts and filmed short movies. It was easy for students who had written pieces or drawn them to share their work with the class, but it was rather more difficult to get the students who had made videos to be able to share because the videos weren’t created on a computer we could have in the classroom, and the files were large. What we ended up doing was having the students post them to youtube using my CT’s account, and then he used Real Player to then download them onto his laptop so that we could show them in class. If we had used teachertube, we could have just uploaded the videos there and would have saved the hassle of extra steps.
February 4, 2011