I-imagine SnapShots in Time


Snapshots are another choice for creating vision videos. Using the pre-writing activities, students begin to find their unique gifts or light,

like all the other vision video style. The writing is essential to anchor what's true for them NOT just grabbing some idea from recent experience or what may be given to them from others. This style works well for VERY short time frames or VERY young students. However it seems that the aging idea of career exploration "haunts" the writing task of describing their future. We don't know what the future will bring for career options . . but one thing stays the same . . . knowing your unique gifts and talents! THEN they can always re=package and re-package them in an ever changing world of jobs.


Really really make an effort to expand BEYOND naming what job they will be doing . . . it may be a specific area of work or a job AFTER they find their talents and explore what jobs might be part of what they do to "shine their light for good."



The Task

  • Create a one (1) minute video re-enacting ONE scene from your FUTURE life that represents a snapshot in time of a BEST life - a magical moment that will give others an experiential understanding of how you are imagining shining your light in the world.

  • Like the process for historic re-enactments, FIRST students write a FUTURE storyline weaving together the five story plot points mapped out. Storylines are not spoken aloud or recorded but provide the context or back story of content for an imagined life 20 years from now even though only one scene is being made into video ~ this one “drop” of time becomes representative of the whole.



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Meet Room 10 Collage of SnapShots in Time . . .




















Elizabeth Stevens [Forsyth, GA]

A small comment - love love these stories but impact will be MUCH higher if student personalizes their own snapshot with their own voices. It may expedite the process but loses some important value for the individuals. It is not the information but the ownership of the experience that matters.

Meet an abbreviated collage from Steven's third grade class . . .