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Digital Video Basics for Teachers

Are you thinking about using digital video in your teaching?
Find a colleague who matches your experience.
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These lessons are designed to give you enough information to get your feet wet without drowning! We already know that learning to use new technology is easier when you can find a helpful colleague.

Each of the three teachers will talk about their interests. You can read about their prior experience and find out what they learned when they took these lessons.

Just pick one of the three teachers that best matches your prior experience and click on an arrow to get started.

Each teacher's learning path has one or two brief lessons. When you finish with those lessons, you can move right on to the next path.

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Jana

Jana

"Before I took these lessons, I had never used any kind of video camera. I wasn't sure whether it would be useful to me as a teacher."

 

What you will you learn when you follow Jana's learning path? Find out more...

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There's one lesson in this learning path with ideas and sample videos from real classrooms. You'll learn more about:

  • What other teachers across subjects and grade levels are doing with digital video.
  • How digital video projects can improve learning for students.
  • Why many teachers are inspired personally from using digital video.
  • How other teachers manage small projects effectively.
  • How much time is involved in learning to use digital video.

Why was this path right for Jana?

"I love using a digital camera for taking photos and creating slideshows. So, I thought I might like to learn about digital video. These lessons gave me lots of reasons to get started using digital video both for my students and for myself."

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Jerry

Jerry

"I've used a video camcorder with some of my classes. It was an older video camera with the VHS tapes that play in my VCR at home."

What you will you learn when you follow Jerry's learning path? Find out more...

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The two lessons in this learning path offer a basic technical introduction to digital video and include helpful vocabulary. You'll learn more about:

  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3
  • Objective 4

Why was this path right for Jerry?

"I wanted to buy myself a digital video camera, but I wasn't sure what to look for. These two lessons gave me the right words to feel comfortable talking to a/v specialists about the new equipment. Now I know why digital is worth the investment."

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Joanne

Joanne

"My school has a digital video camera and I've used it once, but someone else set it up for me. I'm not sure what to do next."

What you will you learn when you follow Joanne's learning path? Find out more...

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There is one lesson in this learning path. You will need to have a digital video camera in hand in order to learn how to set up it up for recording:

  • Procedure 1
  • Procedure 2
  • Procedure 3
  • Procedure 4

Why was this path right for Joanne?

"I just needed some guidance and practice to learn how to set up a digital camcorder on my own. Even though the camera pictured in the lessons was a little different, I was able to figure out what to do step-by-step. This lesson made me feel more independent!"

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