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Videography | 4-H online adventures

A hybrid experiential learning program for middle schoolers

Online communications is a 21st century skill. Youth who know how to make short videos can use them to persuade others, communicate their ideas, when applying for scholarships and in their future careers.

This curriculum package, developed by University of Minnesota faculty and industry experts, engages youth in bite-sized, scaffolded tasks. As with all of 4-H, youth learn life skills as they learn project skills. The theme, A Better World, invites them to think like leaders and about their futures.

Like all 4-H online adventures, participation requires no content expertise for participants or for adult facilitators. University of Minnesota staff help with technical set-up and with troubleshooting along the way. The online platform, Flipgrid, was developed at the U's Learning Technologies Media Lab and is used in schools around the world.

Six-week online curriculum package includes

Youth will learn

  • What's a film genre?
  • Types of shots and what they're for
  • How to get good sound
  • Editing skills, such as transitions, pacing, adding music
  • What does a film director do? Planning and running a shoot
  • Youth who complete all of the activities will know how to plan, shoot and edit a 3-5 minute short film
jalil describes dolly and zoom shots

Best for

Needed to participate

Contact: Ann Nordby


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