When the pandemic sent us all home, I started to play around with several pieces of fun technology to enhance my lessons. I used a greenscreen to change my backgrounds for lectures and presenting material. I tried to have a different one each day. Almost all of them were animated.
I also combined the greenscreen with some stop-motion animation. I came up with this class intro. It’s long, but I shortened it down to about 8 seconds after the first time or two.
Lastly, since we went entirely virtual when the pandemic hit, I wanted to do something fun for my students. I offered them some extra credit for sending a video clip to participate in my year-end dance party: