I grouped the kids into groups of 4-5. Gave each group a book about how to deal with bullying, and an ipad. Then I told them that they had one hour that day, and one hour the next to produce a movie of said books.
Here is what they created - please remember that this had VERY LITTLE teacher input, and the creative directions were all chosen by the kids. (That being said, I think they did pretty well for an impromptu movie making challenge.)
We are currently giving our second movie making session a go - with actual teacher input, including script writing, storyboarding, and costumes - albeit, the costumes being a blanket or ribbon draped over a child's head!
Here are the finished products! Enjoy.
This first one is about a girl who gets teased and then doesn't want to come to school anymore.
Enjoy the hilarity! We sure did!!