Someplace during one of my many conferences and PD events I heard a speaker talking about video science reports. The speaker was playing with middle years lap reports. The students recorded their conclusions in a video instead of a written report. Their work averaged about two grade levels higher. The written report was a barrier to their learning. (No I can't remember who or where it was - if you know please let me know.)
My goal was to see what we could do with a primary student. I am quite happy with the results. Tristan looked at the pictures and talked about them with very little prompting. (Yes I did bribe him with another airplane.) I left most of the prompting in the video. The intent was to see what I could create with very little time and effort. It is not meant to be an award winning documentary - just a quick record of what went on. I think that there is huge value in projects like this. Often in the primary grades journaling consists of drawing a picture to describe what you did. Isn't a video like this more valuable? With young students an adult would need to do most of the work but I am sure that Grade 3 students could run iMovie and create the same video (after some lessons of course).
Yay - Some success!