J dennis digital video cameras in today’s pre k 12 classrooms
Digital Video Cameras in Today’s PreK-12 classroomsPictures found at 123rf.com
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Presenter Jennifer Dennis• BS: interdisciplinary studies from Tx State in 2006• Taught PreK for 2 years• Tutored and Mentored 3rd graders for 1 year• Teaching 4th grade Sci/Soc. Stu. currently• 1 year away from my M.Ed. in Ed. Tech.• Split custodian of 1 teenage girl.
ResearchEducation World (2005, p. 1), "teachers across the countryand around the world are discovering the many valuable usesfor digital cameras; uses that both engage students and maketheir own professional lives easier.“Lindroth (2004, p. 22) "students embrace the creativity andassessment opportunities that digital photos offer"
ResearchG. Bull and L. Bell (2009), “Digitalvideo offers new opportunitiesfor teaching science, socialstudies, mathematics, and Englishlanguage arts. The professionaleducation associations for eachcontent area are devoting extensivethought to ways digital video mightbe used to strengthen studentlearning.”
What You Can DoIn Your Classroom With Digital Video Cameras
What You Can Do…Create a photo book on: Letters and Numbers (search, find, and snap photos) Example: 1 S Word Wall Search (use the word wall word and find a photo) Example: ball Use letter pictures to spell out Word Wall words Example: the Document children’s growth throughout the year
What You Can Do…• Record students working on science so when it gets to the journaling part they can review all the steps they went through. Video• Students create a skit about a historical event then they can video tape and edit their work. Great for social studies!• Have the students snap a picture or a video of something they think is interesting then use it as a writing prompt.
What You Can Do…• Send the camera home and take pictures of family members and record family stories told by elders. This could then be made into an interactive family tree.• Take pictures of the school to create a interactive presentation introducing the school to freshmen or new students.• Take pictures and convert them into data for graphs and charts. – Example: What percentage of pizza is left?
What You Can Do… Math Science ELA Social Studies Electives•Shapes •Weather Watch •Writing Prompt •Take photos of •Take photos of all•Addition and •Video •Write a story your community differentSubtraction Experiments and take then create a instruments and then classify them•Multiplication •Video animals, pictures for the book. as woodwinds, etc.and Division plants, or an illustrations •Take photos •Take pics of your•Fraction and object over time •Create a story and videos of progressionPercentages to observe and then act it family members through gym class.Photos (pizza or changes out on video to create an •Create an art e-glass of water) •Take macro •Take photos of interactive portfolio or blog•Graphs (close up) a thing timeline. •Video tape your•Word Problems photos of an happening in •Video skits group playing your instruments then•Picture book of object and have order (playing about historical video other groupshow to work out to find out what football: toss the events. playing – add thema problem it is. ball, ball in air, •Dress up as together to create•Math Portfolios catch the ball, different times a band collage. get tackled) and in history and have to put it in make a timeline. order.
What You Can Do…• End of the year Scrapbook• “Present” and “Not Here” Face Picture Cards• Student of the Week Poster Wall• Hard to Learn Words with Pictures• Emotions and Kindness Pictures – Examples: frustrated Sharing
What You Can Do…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: I love using my camera to record myself teaching and then I watch the video and assess myself or ask someone to watch the video with me to help assess.
What You Can Do…Video Book Example: I used pictures to create this story for my PreK kids for nap time. It’s just a silly video book but it is something that the kids could do for their lesson and believe me they LOVE it. Video: Smart Toes by Jennifer Dennis-Olesky
What You Can Do…Lesson/Unit Presentation This is an example of a science lesson being covered on energy with an insight on cancer (since we were learning about cancer due to it was my cancer free day). You could have students create a video like this using photos they have taken and describe what they mean. This is a good assessment tool. Cancer and Energy
Equipment Needed ~ Digital Video Cameras ~SAMSUNG PL200; FRYS.com #6379881: $99.00SANYO VPC-CG20; FRYS.com #6223560: $164.00**There are cheaper models, I just selected 2 that I thought would be good for long term use.
Equipment Needed ~ Accessories ~Camera Bag: This will help keep the camera in the best shape possible for as long as possible. These can range from $6.00 to $50.00.Tripod: I love these flexible, moveable tripods because you can move them to whatever form you need them. BEWARE: Make sure the camera is level before filming. $18.00
Equipment Needed ~ Software ~Microsoft Movie Maker: Comes FREE with Windows 7+ and XP: Creates presentations using photos and videos.Microsoft Power Point: Comes FREE with Windows: Creates presentations using photos and videos.Adobe Premier Elements: $120.00 + several man hours trying to figure out how to work the program.Prezi: (prezi.com) FREE: creates presentations using photos
How To Use The Photos/Videos1. Figure out what project you are going to have the students complete. (I like to provide options such as they could make a prezi or a power point.)2. Plan ahead and have back up plans.3. Make sure all the equipment is ready and powered up the NIGHT BEFORE.4. Tell the students the rules and run over how to work the equipment one more time.5. Allow the students to work with their group while you monitor.
How To Use The Photos/Videos6. Once done filming students should be able to review their work.7. Provide assistance to groups that ask for it during their computer time a. attach camera to the computer b. download pictures or videos they took c. upload videos or pictures to the program of their choice d. get them started fixing and tweaking their work into a presentation8. Present!
Technology In Schools• Technology is apart of today and the future• Our children are going to have to know today’stechnology and be prepared for tomorrow’s• Digital Video Cameras are only of the cheapest andeasiest ways to get technology integrated in schools.• Most students carry a cell phone (even young students)and most cell phones have cameras AND video recorders.• Some sort of camera and video camera will always bearound in some sort of fashion. It will not die out like theold digi-pets.
IMPORTANT!!!!!Before filming or even snapping picturesmake sure your parents have signed releaseforms. If this step is skipped it WILL lead to amajor headache.
IMPORTANT!!!!! ~ EXAMPLE OF A STUDENT MEDIA RELEASE FORM ~ Xxxxxxxx Elementary School is frequently asked to participate in media events. Many times we are given short notice of media visits to the school. As a result, we are requesting permission in advance for your child to appear in any screened media events that may occur this school year including, but not limited to, television, radio, and newspapers. All media events are approved by the XISD Press Office and our school principal. You may withdraw your permission for your child to participate in media coverage at any time by notifying us in writing.____I grant permission to the Xxxx Independent School District and Xxxxxxxx Elementary School to use the media (television, radio, and/or newspaper) on which my child appears.____I do not grant permission for my child to participate in any media event.___________________________________________Printed child’s name___________________________________________Printed name of parent/guardian___________________________________________Signature of parent/guardian
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