I could use your feedback on a digital video training session I am designing. The purpose is to provide an overview of different video technologies that we make available to teachers at our school, so that they may subsequently choose one and pursue it in-depth at a later date. I would like to make it hands-on without getting project-based during this one-hour time session.
I plan to provide a short conceptual overview of different video technologies and then take the group through a series of hands-on stations, rotating the individual who sits at the setup each time. This will provide a nice balance between hands-on and time constraint.
Here are my planning notes for the session. How should I improve the plan? Please submit comments below!
– the MTV and YouTube generations
– reaching all learners
– visual literacy
Where to post video
– Catlin web site
– if you see it, how should you share it?
– “Share” links, embed code, HTML rights
– HTML editing modes: Catlin web site, Moodle, Drupal
– other formats
– what it contains
– how to bookmark or share
– Firewire and USB cables
– software (iMovie, MovieMaker, Premiere Elements)
– transfer, edit, export
– USB transfer
– Cable and satellite sources
– Schedule on TiVo web site (incl. login information)
– Burn to DVD
– Finalize recording
Live TV in the classroom
– Best for momentous events (when it has to be live)
– Few live cable or satellite connections
– Over-the-air digital TV setup