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Fun in Space! Using Green Screen and Augmented Reality!

 

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We have been having a lot of fun with our new green screen app called Green Screen by Do Ink and an app I found last year called NASA Spacecraft 3D.

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The NASA Spacecraft 3D app is an amazing augmented reality app!  You can download a trigger image from their website, and use it to view an amazing variety of spacecraft that NASA has deployed in space over the last few decades.  My favorite is the Curiosity spacecraft that went to Mars.  I showed the children a few examples of the various spacecraft and then they chose one to pose with.  Last year we took the pictures with the classroom for a background but this year we have green screen technology!  We used our improvised green screen made of construction paper on the back of our classroom door to take the pictures this time.  Now we can add an background from outer space!

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 We quickly were reminded that you cannot be wearing green!

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When we put the picture taken with the green shirt as one of the images in the green screen app we found out that part of Celia had disappeared!   She quickly put on her sweatshirt and we retook her picture! photo 4

I have downloaded a variety of images from the internet to use as our background images.  The children picked the image they wanted to have in the background too!  Now I have to figure out how to add videos to our green screen images!

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The NASA Spacecraft 3D app is fun because not only does the trigger image allow access to a variety of spacecraft it also show them moving!  It also gives a lot of information about the various spacecraft!

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 We will be using these images as a starting point to generate some creative writing!

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 It is a bit easier to imagine yourself in space when you have a picture that shows you there!

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 Watch for the voyages of the Starship Mountain View!

To boldly go where no child has gone before!

(Courtesy of Green Screen and augmented reality technology!)

(I love Star Trek!, Can you tell?)

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Green Screen Fun!

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We have been having a lot of fun experimenting with a new app called Green Screen by Do Ink.  I decided to give it a go on Earth Day.  The children who wanted to be Earth Day reporters volunteered to be videoed sharing their thoughts about Earth Day.  We downloaded some images from the internet about Earth Day and saved these images to the camera roll.  Green Screen by Do Ink is a neat little app that lets the students be reporters just like on TV!  You can add any image to the background using green screen technology!  I placed several green construction papers on the back of our classroom door and presto! We had a green screen!  Just like the weatherman! I am looking to improve our screen but it worked for our initial attempts!

First we created our video using the video option on the iPad.  Then we opened the Green Screen app and begin layering our images!  The first image to import is the background we used for our project.  We had a few images that we had chosen to download to the iPad.  The announcers chose the background they wanted for their project from that selection.  Then we imported the video that we created and added that to the project.

We view our project and made some minor changes to the sensitivity of the filter.

When I downloaded the app I unfortunately did not download the animation component!  I should have!   Can you imagine if we had the opportunity to add an animation to our project!  Will definitely have to download the upgrade!

You can save the project to the camera roll and there are a variety of options for sharing from there.

I think we have some aspiring news reporters in our classroom!  Coming soon to a television station near you?

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