Moving Minds – using digital montage and video to construct knowledge


Introduction to the workshop on Youtube

Key links for making video and editing

Windows Movie maker 2.6 (We use this in the workshop)   How to use use

Other software guides

Apple Mac ‘iMovie in the classroom.

Windows Live MovieMaker in the Classroom  Easy Guide

Legal Music foe Videos A Creative Commons site

Stop Motion animation making Hue system

Create your avatars which speak at

This  workshop explores methods that can be used by teachers to introduce their learners to the notion of learning through creation of a video.

This can simply be in the established skills of story telling through film, but it can also be the imaginative use of video to explain a concept or to teach a skill to peers. Contructionist pedagogy will underpin the design and delivery of this workshop with a strong focus on giving learners a chance to create their own  understanding and knowledge.

The workshop activities do not require that video content involves images of class members, staff or other identifiable individuals, but of course it can do so if participants agree. The methods include montage of still images and simple animation techniques.

At the end of the session participants will have:

1)    created at least one montage for themselves using a combination of moving and still images.

2)    explored the full spectrum of uses of video in education

3)    undertaken an assessment exercise on the benefits of enabling learners to create their own digital montages and video

4)    established their own Action Plan for introducing this technique to their teaching.

Addition resources and links:

Legal sources of music for videoa  Creative Commons Music

Learning through making things

Constructionist learning    Wikipedia aricle

The value of student created video in the college classroom – Research from Connecticut

Educational  videos to show as examples

Youtube Education

Khan Academy

Experience from  practice

If you have experience of supporting learners to create video as oart of their learning activity – please share uing the comment option below.

If you have experience of


4 Responses to “Moving Minds – using digital montage and video to construct knowledge”

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    Ahmed Diab recorded this short interview about the way he uses video to give access to revision material.

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