Topic outline

  • Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to Creating Video. This module and the others like it have been created to give you a self-paced introduction to a variety of topics related to learning and teaching on mobile devices.

    Each module is composed of the following sections:

    Overview - This offers a description of the main ideas within the module, the driving objectives, and the essential questions.

    Investigation - Here is a curated pathway for learning about your module’s topics complete with explanations, links and ideas for learning.

    Application & Discussions - In this section, you’ll complete a specific activity related to the module topic that asks you to put your learning into action, and a link to posting and sharing your learning for deeper discussion.

    Further Investigation - If the initial Investigation was dipping your toe in the learning, this section gives you a chance to dive in, explore things more deeply, and provide yourself with an archive of resources for shifting your practice.

    If you need help at any point during the module, the SVVSD Instructional Technology Coordinators are always here to help you. Should you run into a hiccup, send an email to itc-team-group@svvsd.org, and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Creating Video - Module Overview

    Objective:

    • Through tutorials and practice applications, participants will be able to use native video apps to create video to facilitate learning for students and teach students how to create and communicate using visual, audio and text features.

    Essential Questions:

    • What video apps do I have on my device?

    • How can I use these to improve teaching?

    • How can I use these to improve learning and student creation?

    Key Vocabulary

    Editing -- The process of organizing, combining, adding, altering, and deleting audio and
    video elements to create a television broadcast or video production.

    Script - A written document that tells what the program is about, who is in it, what is 
    supposed to happen, and how the viewer is to see and hear the event.

    Shot - Video of one single scene.

    Shot list - A list of shots that will be required to create your final video. The shot list is generally created after the script is developed.

    Standard def (SD) - Video is made up of individual frames. For standard definition video, the frame size is much smaller and there are far fewer pixels than in high definition (HD) video. As a result, the visual quality of SD video is lower than HD video.

    Storyboard -A series of drawings depicting what you plan to do.

    High def (HD) - Video shot in a high-definition format, which means that the frame size is larger than SD, and each frame holds much more digital information. As a result, picture quality is much higher than SD video. Generally, HD video is of excellent quality and looks great no matter where it's shown - on the web, on a dvd, projected on a screen. In today's world, HD video has become a production standard.

    Audio - Refers to the sound that will be captured on video. Audio can be captured either with the device's microphone or an auxiliary microphone.

    How does this module connect with Tier 1 and the Teaching and Learning Cycle?

    Classroom Environment

    • Appropriate and varied primary and supplemental materials and tools are present to support different learning styles and needs.

    Lesson Design and Delivery

    • Teachers are using effective instructional strategies and providing ample opportunities for students to use learning strategies.
    • Teachers use a variety of district-approved  digital, print, and other instructional resources based on standards and student needs.
    • Adaptation of content to all levels of student proficiency.

    Instruction and Intervention

    • Multiple opportunities are provided for learning.
    • Investigation

      The following video trailer was created using the iMovie app on an iPad.

      Creating Video On The iPad from Stephanie Sandifer on Vimeo.

      The iPad comes preloaded with a variety of apps and tools that enable you and your students to begin creating video as soon as they have the device in their hands.  The following list describes each of the tools.  

      Capturing Still Photos, Videos, and Still Shots of the iPad Screen

      Built-in CameraAllows user to capture still photos and videos using the iPad camera.

      Built-in Screen CaptureAllows user to capture still images of the current screen on the iPad.  Useful for creating tutorials and how-to information.

      All images will automatically be saved in My Photos and can be accessed through iPhoto for additional editing and importation into iMovie.

      Tutorials for capturing photos, videos, and screenshots

      Atomic Learning Video Tutorial - Taking Photos in iOS7 - (Atomic Learning, requires district login) - This tutorial highlights how to use the iOS7 camera app to take still photos and videos.

      How to Take a Screen Shot on an iPad - A short tutorial on how to capture screen shots on your iPad.  

      Video Production, Screencasts, & Multimedia

      App

      Description

      Tutorials & Resources

      iMovie

      Create, show, and share videos.

      Atomic Learning Video Tutorial - Working in the iMovie 2013 Interface (Atomic Learing, requires district login)
      • This tutorial highlights what features are new with the iMovie 2013 interface.
      Atomic Learning Video Tutorial - Creating a Movie in iMovie 2013 (Atomic Learing, requires district login)
      • This tutorial explains the basic steps required to create a movie in iMovie 2013.

      Explain Everything

      Screencasting and interactive whiteboard that allows you to annotate, record presentations.  Import and export pictures into presentations and create multiple slide. Export in various formats.

      Getting Started with Explain Everything (Atomic Learing, requires district login)

      • This tutorial explains the basic steps required to create a multimedia presentation in Explain Everything.

      How Can We Use Video to Improve & Enhance Teaching & Learning?

      Video can be used in all content areas to enhance the learning experience for students.  Students can benefit from viewing videos in class as well as outside of class using a Flipped Learning Model.  See the Flip My Classroom/Meeting/Whatever LTP module for more information about how to use video and other media to "flip your classroom."  

      For more information on the benefits of using video and ideas for using teacher-created videos:

      Tips for Creating Your Own Videos

      Keep it short.  Videos that are about 5 minutes or less are much easier to create and edit, and will also hold the attention of students much more effectively than videos that are longer.  If you have to re-record audio or recreate the entire video, it will take much less time to re-record a 5 minute video than a 10 minute or longer video.  If you have more than 5 minutes of content, break the content up into shorter segments.

      Use a script and share it as a transcript.  This serves two purposes.  First, a script allows you to be well prepared for planning the shots, images, and audio that you will need for your video.  The second purpose is that the script can be shared as a transcript for students who benefit from seeing the information in writing as well as in a visual format.

      Create a storyboard to outline what you will do.  The storyboard will be developed by following the script that you created for the video.  Here are some resources to help you with creating a storyboard:

        • Storyboard Basics - a explanation of what storyboards are and what elements are usually included in the development of a storyboard.
        • How to Create Storyboards - more detailed explanation with examples.
        • Storyboard Templates - a collection of downloadable printable storyboards. You can also create your own in Apple Pages or Google Docs.
        • StoryboardThat - an online storyboard creator.

      Partner with another teacher.  Work with another teacher to create engaging videos that can be used in both of your classrooms.  If your video includes a recording of you speaking, write the dialogue so that both of you share in an engaging conversation.

      • Application & Discussion

        After reviewing the information and resources included in this module, complete the following activity related to creating video.  When you have completed the application activity, please visit the discussion forum for this module to reflect on what you have learned about teacher-created and student-created videos in the classroom.

      • Further Investigation

        Ideas for Implementing Student Video Creation

        The "Investigation" section focuses on teacher-created videos for use in or outside of the classroom, but video creation can also be an option for student demonstration of learning.  

        The apps included on your and your students' iPads are easy to use and allow for a variety of ways in which video can be created by students across all content areas.  The collection of links below provide a sample of the many ways that your students can use these tools to produce their own videos in the process of learning.

        10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects by Alec Couros

        7 Amazingly Easy Video Ideas by Kim Forston (in t|h|e Journal)

        5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students by Richard Byrne

        Film and Video Lesson Ideas by Frank Curkovic