Thanks for visiting this toolkit! Feel free to use this in your classroom for any kind of 360 video production. Some information, such as the equipment we discuss, is specific to the 360 Filmmakers Challenge program. However, much of the other information will be very useful!
Our Approach to Learning
Because video production is a creative process and 360 video is a new medium, this experience should be a valuable learning experience for everyone involved. At Digital Promise Global, our approach centers on learners driving their own experience. Each Toolkit Chapter can be approached in three learning phases: Engage (identify the goal and focus your ideas), Investigate (learn what is necessary to make progress towards the goal), and Act (put your plan into action). We also encourage participants to document and reflect on their experience throughout the process, perhaps by keeping a group blog. To learn more about the pedagogical foundation for this process, check out Challenge Based Learning.
Tips for 360 Video in the Classroom
360 video is an engaging, creative way for students to explore their passions while developing important skills and confidence with a new kind of technology. Here are a few things we've learned about using 360 video production as a learning tool:
- Let students lead — you'll quickly identify students who have an interest in diving deep into how the technology works if this isn't your specialty.
- In terms of time required, a very basic one-shot 360 video can be produced in an afternoon; a more thoughtful, complex, edited piece can take weeks. In the 360 Filmmakers Challenge, we recommend 8-12 weeks (1-2 for each phase in the toolkit).
- The last section of the toolkit, Sharing, is important — when we have an authentic audience for our work, we're more likely to create something we're proud to share. Look for ways to showcase your students' work with the community and the world.
How to learn more
Please feel free to get in touch with us at Digital Promise Global to learn more about the 360 Filmmakers Challenge. We're happy to share more! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.