Digital Media with Students in Classrooms A scaffolding approach to getting media making and content creation into every teacher’s classroom. Version for Windows – for Macs, consider iMovie, iPhoto, and Final Cut Hall Davidson Director, Discovery Educator Network http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/media_matters
Begin Simple then Grow! This PowerPoint Walks You Through:
PowerPoint – insert movies
Photo Story – build movies from stills and create narrations and music
Moviemaker – build movies from other movies, add new narrations to instructional videos, edit clips
Adobe Premiere Elements – multiple track video creation, chromakey kids into videos
PowerPoint – Always put video clips into your PowerPoint presentations for students. Students should put media into their own PowerPoint presentations, too. Under menu, Insert > Movies and Sounds Before you build your PowerPoint , download your movies onto your computer.
Go to where you have downloaded your movies. Keep your movies in folders by grade level , subject area , etc. It will make things easier! These movies are from Discovery Education Streaming – a great place to get curriculum-based, standards linked media! http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com Note: If titles are too long, PowerPoint won’t play them. You might have to rename them to make them shorter.
You will be asked whether you want the clip to play automatically or when the presenter clicks it . I prefer the contol of clicking on the video to start , stop , and discuss it. Sometimes, you make want the clip to start as soon as the slide opens. You can place more than one movie on a slide. Play them in whatever order you choose.
Some Final Tips: PowerPoints don’t have to be linear . Movies or slides can link from keywords or pictures , then return to the “home page”. Click on Coral Reefs picture and you go to Coral Reefs slide where the video plays. Click on “cell membrane” and the video plays on this slide. Same for cytoplasm, etc. These PowerPoint examples are on the Discovery Education training disc .
Some Final Tips: When you download your videos, only take the segments you need. Lessons are more effective with short video clips that relate to the lesson you are teaching. Add some hands-on activities that the video supports or introduces. *Segments from Discovery video download page. Video is more effective for teaching in short clips ! If you don’t have a Discovery streaming account, log on for a free trial. Explore and learn— free .
Some Final Tips: There are step-by-step directions on PowerPoint, editing, and other topics in the Professional Development section of Discovery Education streaming. If you don’t have a Discovery streaming account, log on for a free trial. Explore and learn— free . http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com
Photo Story One click is all you ever need. Download Photo Story 3 free at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx Great online tutorial at http://jakesonline.org/
Options include sending movie in email, pocket PC, or mobile players.
Name your project
Browse to where you want to store it.
This creates a wmv movie file. If you want to move these movies into an iPod via iTunes, convert them to Quicktime. Here is where the movie is put on your computer Click Next and your movie will be created
PhotoStory: Five Simple Steps to Making a Movie. Your project has been created. You are ready for another Photo Story movie The Photo Story wmv movie files are peculiar. If you want to move them onto online libraries, see them on a projector, and other typical uses, you may have to import it into Movie Maker and save it again. You can also convert it with ImTOO. Imtoo.com Make sure you have the rights to any material you convert.
Movie Maker Movie Maker is the free movie making program from Microsoft. Download Movie Maker 2.1 at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx Add new student-created soundtrack to a video .
The video effects include black and white, color changes, and some very interesting other effects
Transitions include wipes, dissolves, and many others
Some Final Tips: There are thousands of editable clips in Discovery Education streaming. Search for them using Advanced Search Discovery Education streaming is a for fee service of the Discovery Channel If you don’t have a Discovery streaming account, log on for a free trial. Explore and learn— free . http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com
Adobe Premiere Elements Adobe Premiere Elements: This is video editing program with multiple video layers . It allows you to put students directly into the video. Movie Maker and PhotoStory are free programs from Microsoft. Premiere Elements is software you must buy. There are educator prices for Adobe Products. Check with your software purchaser or go to www.adobe.com
Adobe Premiere Elements: From the opening screen, click Get Media to bring in video clips. Bring in the video you want to put students into and a video of the students in front of a single colored wall. For the single colored wall , you can use construction paper, fabric (WalMart sells some), or a nearby painted wall. Use a color with no flesh tones. Green and blue work best, but other colors can work, too
Adobe Premiere Elements: Put the original video on layer Video 1 . Put the video in front of the colored wall on layer Video 2 Click on Effects in the main menu. This will bring up the Effects menu. You will use the Chromakey effect.
Adobe Premiere Elements: In Effects, type “chromakey” in the search box. The Chroma Key effect will appear. Drag the Chroma Key box onto the clip with the colored wall Click on Edit effects
Adobe Premiere Elements: The Chroma Key effect control box will appear. Click on the eyedropper then click it onto the background color Adjust the controls until the background color goes away. You will see the video on layer 1 show through.
Adobe Premiere Elements: You have now inserted students into the video. Share it as flash, QuickTime, or Windows media file. Now you can put it into PowerPoint or show on its own. You can also tape a new narration and edit out existing sound. In order to see the video you are working on, drag the indicator to the spot you want to see.
Watch your students create content with Digital Media A scaffolding approach to getting media making and content creation into every teacher’s classroom. Version for Windows – for Macs, consider iMovie, iPhoto, and Final Cut Hall Davidson Director, Discovery Educator Network http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/media_matters