What we did?
Please see lesson plan for full details.
The main objectives and purpose of this lesson was to ask pupils to use Adobe After Effects to create a short video clip to advertise the activities week at school. It was to mainly focus on the use of special effects and building up the video in a manner that looked effective creative and appealing.
What went well?
I was able to explain the initial part of the lesson with ease with in my time frame in the plan.
Pupils responded well to selective questioning rather than hands up. The questions were a good process of reviewing previous lessons.
The general working atmosphere was purposeful safe as I used a quiet tone to keep the mood of the lesson quiet. It is interesting how if you are quiet in your delivery the lesson atmosphere is quiet.
The creativity and experimentation was fantastic as they were using the special effects. It was great to see them really explore their creativity and try out different effects and apply them to their videos
I found that when an issue came up again and again I was able to pause what they were doing and address this issue head on.
I found my monitoring and feedback to individual pupils was effective simply by just viewing what was happening on their screens and patrolling around the classroom.
I initially did not show enough detail when demonstrating the various parts of the screen but when i placed an example of it up on the screen it was easier to see what was going on.
What could have been done better?
I really need to work on my timings at the end of the lesson and will be making sure that I have the end of the lesson time noted down and memorized in my head as I thought I had 5 minutes before the end of the lesson but I didn’t.
I found that a few pupils needed to be watched and I was slow to react to them and meet their needs with the harder parts of after effects.
I could have possibly planned my intervention times better as they were a bit ad hoc.
I am still needing to learn names in a better manner.