October 2019 Agenda—Muntinlupa, Philippines
Celebrate a success. Share a challenge you experienced or a lesson you learned.
1. Use close reading strategies to get information from media.
2. Use digital tools to tell stories.
3. Create videos to teach and explain content.
Video in the Classroom
Close Reading with Media
Today’s learners do not get their information only from written text. We learn from media as well. Just like we look for the MAIN IDEA and DETAILS within a passage of text, we can do the same with images, audio, and video. Key things to remember when using media 1) Use Short Segments 2) Use the pause and check for understanding. 3) If you can, turn on Close-Captioning.
Close Reading for Media Note Sheet – Note_Taking_Sheet_Simple
Sources of Video for Learning
Digital Storytelling – Storytelling with Digital Tools
Make a Video to “Show What You Know”
Paper Slide Video
Think of this as a “Paper PowerPoint”. This “one-take” video is great if you only have one video camera or recording device. Student plan and organize their video on paper. When they have practiced and are ready to record, they organize their paper, put it under the camera, press record, and share their presentation.
White Board Video/Flipped Lecture
This is another simple video style you can use. Sometimes this teachers use this technique to “flip” their lecture. Recording what they might lecture about and assigning to the class as homework. Instead of paper, students draw what they want to share on a small white board as they narrate. If it takes too long to draw, students can speed up the video and re-record their narration as a voice-over.
Green Screen Videos
Recording yourself (or someone else) in front of a green screen is a fun way to put yourself ANYWHERE in the universe for your video. Students can put themselves inside a story, create a news report from remote places, or shrink themselves down and record inside a plant cell. It’s all up to their imagination. There are several different techniques for doing this. One of the simplest uses an iPad app called Green Screen. CLICK HERE for a tutorial.
If your students are too shy to appear in their own videos, or if you don’t have space to set up a full green screen in your classroom, why not use the “pizza box” green screen technique? CLICK HERE to learn more.
How to Integrate Green Screens into the Classroom (Article from EdSurge)
Make a Video Without a Video Camera
You don’t need a video camera to make a video to show what you know. Start with a narrative script and instead of recording yourself you can use your own photos to tell your story. Don’t have access to a camera at all? There are lots of free sources for images online. Once you have your script and have found images to support what you say, you can use digital tools to put them together and record your narration. Here are a few tutorials that show you how…
- Make a Video Using the Windows 10 Photo Video Editor
- Use iMovie (Mac) to Add Narration and Music to Photos
- Use Keynote (Mac) to Add Narration and Music to Photos
- Use Windows PhotoStory 3 to Create a Story with Images and Narration (If you still have Windows XP you might have access to this tool.)
Click edit button to build out any additional sub-topics.
Digital Citizenship Integration
Genius Hour Unit 2: Make a plan
To begin, develop your idea into a project goal. Next, list the first three steps that you will take to make that goal a reality. Then, make a list of resources that you will need including the tech tools that you may integrate into the project.
- “What is Genius Hour?” (Genius Hour)
- How to Build Community Leaders of Today – And Tomorrow – Through Genius Hour (EdSurge, 2017)
- Genius Hour in Elementary School (Edutopia, 2017)
- Tips and Tricks to Keep Kids on Track During Genius Hour (MindShift, 2017)
- Inspire Drive, Creativity in the Classroom with 20-Time (20-Time in Education)
- 20-Time Projects in Education: 41 Projects in 4 Minutes (YouTube, 2014)
Digital Tools & Resources
Free Video Editing Tools for Windows
- DaVinci Resolve – This is a high-end full feature video editor like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, except this one is FREE. Be aware that something this complex comes with a pretty high learning curve but there are numerous online and YouTube video tutorials for those who want to take the time and harness the power of this tool.
NOTE: This is a massive (1.7 GB) download. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before downloading.
- Open Shot – A much simpler video editor. This does not require as beefy a computer as Resolve and is much easier to learn.
- Windows 10 Photo Video Editor – Included with Windows 10. This is the basic (and I mean BASIC) video editor that Microsoft provided to replace the old Windows Live Movie Maker that is no longer supported after Windows 7.
Free Video Editing Tools for Mac
Video Editing Tools for iPad/iPhone
Web Tools for Video
- Adobe Spark
- WeVideo – There is a very basic free version, but for the full features of this site you need to purchase a subscription. This also requires a fast Internet connection because working with video online uses A LOT of data.
Tools for Recording Your Screen
Windows 10 has a built in tool for recording your screen. Designed for gamers to record their games, this is also helpful for teachers who want to record their screen to make explainer videos.
If you are using an older version of Windows, you can use ScreenCast-O-Matic to capture and download screen recordings. This works in your web browser so it will require and Internet connection.
For Mac, you can create screen recordings using Quicktime Player.
If you are using iOS 11 or later (iPad, iPhone), Apple included a tool to record your screen and save it to your photos.
Using Android? This free tool called MNML Screen Recorder will let you record your screen, save it as a video.
Tool for Recording and Editing Audio
Audacity – https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Time and Support for Project Development
1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!
2. With the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and October’s session. Be a spark!
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