Saturday, August 31, 2013

Join the World Theatre Video Project- Let's Create a Global Theatre Ensemble.

The World Theatre Video Project was developed for Theatre students and teachers from all over the world connect and share their love of Theatre.  Through the use of video, we can create a World Theatre Ensemble using of Google's Tools- YouTube, Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Drive.

Our first script is Hamlet's To Be Or Not To Be Soliloquy. 

Stipulations for the video: 

  • Scripts must be in the public domain.  
  • Short 1-2 minute  monologues, scenes or poems
  • Themed if possible- October- The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, April- Shakespeare, etc.
  • Must be school appropriate

Time Frame for Videos-
Announce Script on the1st of the month 
Finished videos due on the 20th of the month
Mash-up Video and Submitted videos posted on the last day of the month

Finished videos due October 20th, 2013

Mash-up video and submitted videos will be posted 
October 31st, 2013.

This project was inspired by a tweet in early March of 2013. Karla Olmos of the blog tweeted that it would be  World Theatre day on March 27th .  I came up with the idea of creating a video using Adam’s “All the World is a Stage” monologue from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”  Using Google Drive, I had teacher upload their footage to a shared folder on Google Drive and created an “mashup video” with all the schools involved.  We had two schools from the United States and two schools from Australia participate.  The finished “mashed-up” video was placed on my YouTube channel.  It was great to have students involved from halfway across the world.  
 Thank you to following teachers, their schools and especially their students for 
being part of the video that inspired the creation of 
the World Theatre Video Project.
Karla Olmos- Sydney,New South Wales, Australia
Mohamed El-Ashiry- Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Courtney Elrod- Madison, Alabama, United States
Mel Agar- Galesburg, Illinois, United States

Special Thanks to Krista Moroder for designing the World Theatre Video Project Website.

The World Theatre Video Project was developed as part of my action plan as Google Certified Teacher after attending the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney, Australia in May. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

TheatreCast #23- Back to School Episode- Ed Tech Tips and Tricks

TheatreCast #23- Back to School EdTech Tips and Tricks

This week on TheatreCast:    Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas, both Google Certified Teachers, share lots of Ed Tech tools and tricks to help you start off your school year. Listen to find out how to use Google Apps and Chrome extensions in the Theatre classroom, websites that will save time during the production process, and much more.

Hosts: Nick Cusumano (@edtech4theatre) and  Danielle Filas (@msfilas)

Google Tools for Theatre Teachers

Cool Websites
Chrome Apps & Extensions- 

I-Create Camp- Lots of creative webites and Chrome Apps