A green screen is a backdrop made up of a single color that is usually green but sometimes blue. It can be made of fabric, cardboard, canvas, and even green paint. We have a portable green screen available in the Hub Creative Studio available for you to use or even check out! Green screens are used to easily add a background photo or video to your project.
To get started you only need a greenscreen, recording device, and software/app.
1. The green screen can be made of fabric, cardboard, canvas, and even green paint. Many teachers repurpose science fair boards or grab inexpensive plastic table cloths. Below are some things to keep in mind:
3. There are numerous software/app options and the selection will depend greatly on your ideas of which to use the greenscreen. Below are a few to check out:
Are you looking for more ideas? Check out Cult of Pedagogy's blog post and podcast What's Possible with Green Screens in the Classroom? She includes numerous ideas including a chart of subject specific project ideas.
Lesson plan for green screens with DoInk are also available on the Common Sense Education website.
Green Screen Resources
What’s Possible with Green Screens
Green Screen in the Classroom
Make Videos in the Classroom
How to Make Green Screen Videos
Create and Share Lesson Plans