Students Learning How to Green Screen in a Math Activity

posted Apr 29, 2015, 5:54 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Apr 29, 2015, 5:55 PM ]
We have been using the green screen all year but today students got to take the director's seat and explore the app for themselves. Students were grouped into pairs and each group had an iPad with the Green Screen app. For the green screens, each student used one of our class library bins which work brilliantly as a green screen background (I have ten of these bins).

Their task was to use their math eyes to find 3D shapes in architecture. Students used iPads to explore this photography  website and download an image where they saw 3D shapes. Then students loaded the photo onto the green screen app and set up their green screen. Finally they superimposed a 3D solid from the classroom onto the picture. 

In this picture, students are setting up their photo shoot with the green screen. They saw the stones of Stonehenge and therefore superimposed a rectangular based prism.

 In these other photos, you can see how they matched the corresponding 3D shape to the 'real life' shapes noted in the pictures. 

This was a fun way to incorporate the green screen into a math activity.