How can making videos
help with the curriculum?
"Creating videos that tie into curriculum topics
can engage the students in an effective way. Put the project in
hands to give them
I. Professional Development
Articles (Filming, editing, lessons)
II. Helpful Resource Links
III.. What should I film?
I would recommend you do
something small first, then allow students to video. Film
reports, hellos, interviews, weather casts, songs, chants, etc.
Where do I get ideas or lessons?
III. What can I use to post
IV Clips do not play online
after posted. Why?
For Windows Media File Clips:
Video doesn't show in the center box? Read this information.
NOTE: Best viewed with Internet Explorer. If you have Safari,
Firefox and other browsers, the clip may NOT play. It may take a
few seconds to load. If nothing shows below the title, you may
not have the correct browser to view this OR you need to update
some of your media resources. You can trying installing (or
updating) flash player, as well as shockwave player. You may
also need to install or update Windows Media Player. Then reboot
your computer. If the video, still doesn't show, you will to
open it with Internet Explorer browser. You can "mute" the sound
on the player.
If you trying to view mp4 files (directly from the Flip Camera,
you may want to install Quick Time and Real Player.
V. Music Links for student
VI. How to I convert video
files if needed?
Converting media if you need to edit with Movie Maker.
One site I really use is
Hamster Video Converter.
Know your file type. Flip cameras have MP4 files. You can have .avi,
If you want to “edit” in Windows Movie Maker, you may have to
convert the file from an MP4 to a .wmv.
Another converter link is
VII. How do I do all of this and remain sane?
Management is the key.
– Start slow. Be prepared with materials before class begins. Have
resources in place.
– Have a routine that students can understand.
– Before I began any lesson, I explained what our goal was and how
we would pace ourselves.
Project Based Learning: Differentiated Learning (Many links)
What is project-based learning? (From the Literacy Assistance
Center) Project-based learning (PBL) is an approach to instruction
that focuses on problem-solving and/or product development. Learners
generally work collaboratively in groups to solve a problem,
accomplish a task, or both. PBL helps students see how the skills
and content they learn in the classroom can apply to real-life.