Using Video in the Classroom


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This is the PowerPoint from a Burrell School District In-Service presentation on ways to incorporate video recording and digital storytelling as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom and ways to access and utilize video clips.

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Using Video in the Classroom

  1. 1. Burrell School District In-Service Monday, February 16, 2009 BRIAN QUERRY Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Integrator Discovery STAR Educator
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Making Video Recordings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filming / FLIP Cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos from Still Pictures (PhotoStory) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting Videos to Use in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube and YouTube </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Video as a Student Component </li></ul><ul><li>BREAK </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Work Time </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Recap </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level and Subject Taught </li></ul><ul><li>What aspect of video you want to focus on in your classroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES <ul><li>Aural </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>TEACHER VIDEO: Visual </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT VIDEO: Visual and Kinesthetic </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Demonstration (one-time) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to demonstrate things you may not be able to within the confines or timeframe of the regular classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Support Materials </li></ul><ul><li>“ Speak the same language” </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students who are absent to easily catch-up on work missed </li></ul><ul><li>Usually only have to make it one time </li></ul>
  7. 7. STUDENTS CREATING VIDEO RECORDINGS <ul><li>Allows students to learn new concepts in conjunction with their subject material </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction / Student Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Though more work in setting up, often easier end result </li></ul><ul><li>Proper training on equipment/software is VITAL </li></ul><ul><li>Additional allotted class time </li></ul><ul><li>Permission forms for posting any work with student photos or names included </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Def: the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories </li></ul><ul><li>Digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music </li></ul><ul><li>Gives a whole new meaning to text when not just read, but seen and/or heard also </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Public Service Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>“ Movie” Trailer (book, article, historical era or event) </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Story told from the perspective of an object </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>To make a video recording to use in the classroom, you need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Camera (Simpler is better) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable to connect camera to display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Editing Software (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site to host your clip (if posting online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Hosting Site (if making a podcast) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>EASIEST: FLIP Video Camera, Digital camera with a video feature, Webcam, or other USB cameras, including WebCams </li></ul><ul><li>“ Plug and Play” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your video on the camera, plug in to the computer, transfer your completed video file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality is acceptable for basic classroom and online use </li></ul><ul><li>Often can connect directly to display (TV or Projector) </li></ul><ul><li>If high-quality video is needed, use a better digital video camera </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Classroom Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put pictures together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film demonstration that is not practical during class time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parodies/Reenactments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review/Demonstration of Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Learning (add’l topics) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Basic Editing of Clips </li></ul><ul><li>“ Clean up” footage to allow for stops, extra time, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Add titles, still images, and transitions </li></ul><ul><li>More professional-looking final product </li></ul><ul><li>Standard on EVERY Microsoft Windows computer starting with Microsoft XP </li></ul><ul><li>BRIEF DEMO OF MOVIE MAKER </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Allows you to capture whatever you are showing on your computer into a movie file </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open Source” </li></ul><ul><li>Can record audio while capturing video </li></ul><ul><li>Great for showing “step by step” on how to do something on the computer </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Takes still photos and makes them one movie in continuous motion </li></ul><ul><li>Add fades, transitions, effects </li></ul><ul><li>Add background music </li></ul><ul><li>Very easy and has automated settings </li></ul><ul><li>Still photographs ONLY </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>DISCOVERY STREAMING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All of us have accounts with Discovery Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of video clips on a variety of topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation or played independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also have still images and music files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need login information? Contact IT department </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-created and student-created videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laid out in a format similar to YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of subject areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open on our school network </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practically any video on any subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocked on our school network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zamzar </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converts video to a file type playable on your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converts YouTube and TeacherTube videos </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Royalty-free music </li></ul><ul><li>Public Domain music </li></ul><ul><li>Original music compositions </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrighted music within “Fair Use” guidelines as established by the US copyright office </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Differentiated instruction activity </li></ul><ul><li>Can be done with equipment in school or by allowing students to use video as an option using their own equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Cellular Phones </li></ul>
  21. 22. INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE TIME <ul><li>Plan out video to use in class OR video project to incorporate in class </li></ul><ul><li>Create something for your classroom (if prepared) and save to your flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Film using FLIP cameras, take pictures with digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Look for video materials to use in classroom using online resources </li></ul>
  22. 23. BREAK TIME! <ul><li>After the break: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on individual practice or record from prepared material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 45-50 minutes to work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come back together and share what we have done and answer any final questions </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. SHARING AND FINAL QUESTIONS <ul><li>Examples of what you’ve created </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation materials, links, and tutorials on my wiki page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>