Creating Movies for your Class

Currently, I’m teaching DH 226, Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene. The students enjoy the case studies and debating issues in class; it can actually get pretty heated sometimes! Even though they like the interactive part of the class, I’ve found that they have a hard time grasping the three theories of ethics. So, one day I decided to make a video that would simplify the theories for them. It was a big hit!

The video was easy to make. First, I decided on a theme and planned the movie script and story board. I used Paint to draw each slide (they’re stick figures), then imported the images (in order- VERY important!) to Windows MovieMaker. I imported a song for the background, and completed the voiceover with my family. With MovieMaker, edits are easy and you can add credits at the end. It was a fun project, and now I use it every time I teach the class. Take a look at mine and give it a try!

 

Author: cruzconnect

I'm a dental hygiene instructor in San Antonio, TX. I want to share my passion for dental hygiene with other hygienists and create a place where hygiene educators can meet and collaborate. I received my A.S. Dental Hygiene from Southwestern College in San Diego, CA in 2003. After ten years of clinical practice, I returned to school to earn my B.S. Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. I'm currently working on my Master's in Education with an emphasis in Digital Learning and Leading from Lamar University in Texas. I have an amazing husband and three kids: Matt (15), Chloe (10), and Silas (21 months). When I'm not fighting plaque and gingivitis, I like to hang out with friends and family (a little BBQ here and there), garden, play with the kiddos, travel, and remodel our house (a never-ending project!). I ride horses, speak a little French, and I'm a great shot with a bow and arrow (must be the Cherokee in me!). Most of all, I love to learn and share ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

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