The Green screen technology is very cool and can be used by both teachers and students. As a teacher, I can create different movies for my students for a variety of reasons. If I know ahead of time that I will be out of class on a certain day and I have a more complex subject to go over with my students that day. I can record myself discussing the topic using the green screen and have visual displays behind me. An example is the green screen clip that I completed. I discuss appeasement and my background slide is a screenshot of a powerpoint slide with Neville Chamberlain who is well known for appeasement, and a political cartoon representing appeasement. I can do similar clips on other topics. A green screen movie can also be given to students as a group project for them to complete.
Getting the materials needed to film a green screen movie is not too hard. You can buy a green screen off of amazon for a cheap as $30. A tripod would also be good, but not essential. The same goes for a video camera, but most people could just use their phones to record. The last item necessary would be video editing software. This would be a little harder because it would depend on the types of computers available in the school. If there are Mac’s then all that would be needed would be iMovie. I don’t know the software what windows use, but probably quick player. Overall, Green screens movies and easy to record and create and do not break the bank in terms of cost.