Crossbraining’s Digital Story Telling Let’s Students Demonstrate Content Mastery, And It’s Fun.
Don’t worry Crossbraining isn’t the newest fangled workout regimen. It’s actually an innovative approach to digital story telling for education developed by Michigan based educator, Josh Nichols.
Crossbraining uses Go-Pro technology to enable students to capture their work in a new and exciting way using video.
Crossbraining provides the templates and curriculum to turn project based learning, into a fully immersive experience, where students capture their learning experience from start to finish. Then, they take the video footage they’ve created with Go-Pro and turn it into a narrated one minute video demonstrating their content mastery.
Go-Pro camera’s are small, 4K digital video cameras that are durable, rugged and fit just about anywhere. That means no matter what the task at hand, it can be captured up close and personal. With Crossbraining and Go-Pro technology, students have captured rocketry, robotics, and even a day in the life of a dog.
Students can dive even deeper into the lesson and skills and then create narrated videos of their learning process using the key terms from the skills and standards they learn in class. The videos can then be shared with other students, teachers, classes, parents, friends and more, creating a valuable tool for the school itself.
Crossbraining brings a new level of collaboration to the classroom with students helping one another with both the lesson and the filming itself. It also helps them develop real world skills that they’ll need in today’s digital first environment.
It’s not just the latest technology or the coolest new way of teaching. Crossbraining is actually improving student outcomes. Nichols saw a 40% increase in the passing rate on the State of Michigan standardized test scores. They saw math, science, reading and writing scores improve across the board.
There are some clear benefits to using Crossbraining in the classroom:
- Increased engagement
- Hands on learning
- Capture learning
- Increased participation from parents and families
- Exposure to new and exciting topics and content
- More outdoor activities
To find out how Crossbraining can change your project based learning and your class, visit with them at FETC 2018 in Orlando Florida, January 23-26th, booth #1446 and online at crossbraining.com