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Weather Reporting and Geography with digital video

Key Stages 1, 2 and 3: digital video can be integrated into many different curriculum areas: High quality, ready-to-use themes enable students to create curriculum-based DVDs from their movies

Setup/Kit List

  • 1 pan and tilt camera
  • Litering
  • Adapter
  • Chromatte
  • Ultimatte
This resource was used to enable students to produce weather maps that were drawn directly into a clip as a movie effect.

"This whole package has inspired us about the digital authoring medium."

Pupil, New Rush Hall School

Main Features

  • The map can be placed behind the subject with the use of a chroma key background
  • Each map can be re-sized and positioned anywhere within the clip
  • The maps are created with an easy-to use editor that contains a range of maps and weather symbols and pupils can import their own
  • Ready-to-use themes on Weather, Geography and the Environment all contain background movies, graphics and music
  • Each theme can be customised with a pupil's own files
  • It is an engaging, innovative, stimulating and effective learning resource

This resource is suitable for ages 5-18 years of age and supports the following QCA schemes of work:

  • 3A Combining text and graphics; programme of study ref. KS1 1a, 2a, 3a
  • 4D Collecting and presenting information
  • 6A Multimedia presentation
  • 4A Writing for different audiences

"This is the best educational tool we have ever used! We have been able to use it across a wide range of subject area, like geography, PSHE, humanities and citizenship."

John D'Abbro, New Rush Hall School

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