How To Do a Research Outline Explained by The President & Simon Cowell – [XtraNormal Video]

I tried my hand at video editing/making with the help of XtraNormal. I’m not quite sure how this will go over in class, but I thought I’d infuse some humor along with helpful information for the students sake. I made the video to give an extra visual for students when they complete this handout [here] in a hands on activity. The video will be prefaced with instructions from the teacher followed by the activity. The activity includes making an outline to be used for a 5-Paragraph Essay/Research Paper. The activity will take place on 3/14/2013. I thought the extra visual would help the activity run smoother. As previously mentioned, following the video, students will participate in hands on activity (activity #4 during the class) based on creating an outline, “5 Paragraph Essay Outline for Research Paper.” Student will be given instructions on how to complete handout via overhead projector, verbally, and visually w/ the previously mentioned XtraNormal video. Student will be given 7-12 minutes to begin their outline. Completion is encourages, but isn’t mandatory to receive a ticket out of class. We shall see how it goes. Here is a peek at the video [above]. As you can see, I don’t quite have video editing quite figured out yet. The clip is about 6 minutes. Not sure if I will do this again, and I only purchased a one month $10 subscription 😉

Students will be referring to this (below) during video…


2 thoughts on “How To Do a Research Outline Explained by The President & Simon Cowell – [XtraNormal Video]

  1. Sometimes I have my English I Honors students use Xtranormal to dramatize a debate between Hobbes and Rousseau about the image of human nature presented in Lord of the Flies. It’s a great tool, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times. I haven’t used it at all this year, though. You’ve inspired me to take another look.

    • That sounds awesome that your kids use it. Yes, this little 6 minute video took like two plus hours just to try to sync up the camera angles with the words. I hope the kids understand and enjoy it on Thursday. It’s definitely something I will use in the future.

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