Workshops can either be a whole day or a half-day. If the workshop location or participants provide appropriate equipment these workshops can be fully hands-on. Otherwise they are demonstration workshops with active participation by those attending. These workshops cover many topics and reflect the training experiences of 20 years and work with thousands of educators.
Nuts and Bolts of Digital Video
The convergence of digital video and computers opens an exciting new world of curriculum-based projects for students. This overview demonstration for teachers highlights the hardware and software that integrate video into the digital world. Explore tools including digital cameras, video capture cards, nonlinear editors and other classroom friendly and educationally economical applications that integrate camcorders, VCRs, and television programs into computers. Explore how easily images from books, student faces, and video clips can be captured. See how captured images can be bent, built into clip art, and edited on a standard computer. Morphs, VR panoramas, quicktime movies, and audio tracks empower teachers to tap more learning modalities than ever before. Even basic wordprocessing and database programs can be enhanced with digital integration. "Printing" to a VCR solves RAM and hard drive problems and lets students build large multimedia projects without bringing down the school server. A sampling of great studentsworks blended with a nuts-and-bolts demonstration session.
Feeding iMovie and Movie Maker
Imovie (Mac) and Movie Maker (Windows) are palettes that can blend and edit original video, video from VHS, morphs, goos,QuickTime, other downloadable files, music, mp3s, stills, and more. But some of these resources need a rosetta stone to change these files into formats the digital editing programs can read. Learn the alchemist tricks to broaden your video palette.
Integrating Music into Multimedia "Do-Re-Multimedia"
Music makes nearly everything better. Student writing and other work produced with music in a media or multimedia format adds the power of an affective, evocative element. Learn the nuts and bolts of incorporating music into video and multimedia projects including the aesthetics of selection of music, copyright considerations, and building original music (even with young students). Also explore software that allows cut and paste music editing, and programs that allow the instant creation of royaltry-free music in custom lengths (down to the second!). Learn how to pull music down from the web. Master the fun of sound effects and musical transitions and accents. Discover how basic music inclusion can dynamically effect student products. View student projects in language arts, social studies, and more and then learn to replicate these effective techniques with your own class. Find the hardware and software solutions to add music to your bag of group-project tricks. If you want to add music to your classroom but can't carry a tune let technology do it! And if you're musically gifted, find ways to share.
Buttons You've Never Pushed--Video Cameras and Student Video Productions
Technology and project-based learning can begin meaningfully with a tool as common as a $399 camcorder. Modern camcorders are mini-studios with features most teachers overlook. In-camera editing, macrolenses, music tracks, claymation, animation, and "cheap" special effects are possible with any off-the-shelf camcorders, including the older models still found in many schools. Explore how valuable video projects can be for students and how these projects can serve as a model for coming technologies by requiring teamwork, communication, and planning. This is also an unbeatably engaging medium for students.
Everything You Know is Wrong: Copyright in the Cyberspace Age
When mixed together, copyright and education seem to produce misunderstandings, mistaken practices, and fear and trembling at every level. This is not surprising since misinformation, misunderstanding, and downright falsehoods come from lawyers, institutions, and the popular press. Copyright and intellectual property have firm roots in the US Constitution and in British law before that. Educators, and knowledge-based segments of society have clear and deep safeguards. But in a time when the Fifth Estate (the press), entangled in large conglomerates and no longer free, has become part of the problem, where can you get the straight stuff? Where can you sort through the shades of grey? This session! Come, feel free, and take home the famous Copyright Quiz! Get the No FAT (Fear and Trembling) low down on copyright.
From Nuts and Bolts to Sizzle: Integrating Computers and Video
Hall Davidson, Director of Education Services, KOCE-TV, Huntington Beach, CA Video is the file form storming the world's hard drives and powering student projects. See how to pull video in from the Internet, VHS tape and elsewhere, and then push it back out to videotape, CD-ROM and Web sites. Become familiar with the tools to edit, bend, morph, make music, and paste video into programs. Student smiles, famous or familiar faces, experiments, and explosions all belong beside text in student work. Make it so. Learning Objectives Participants will:
1. Be able to bring basic musical and graphical elements in a multimedia presentation. 2. Be able to find appropriate curricular and grade level applications for digital video in a project-based learning environment 3. Be able to implement planning, research, and preparation stages for student to produce digital video products in the appropriate curriculum and grade level.
Target Audience: K-12 educators with technology and authoring experience.
Introduction to Digital Video
Digital Video is the file form storming the world's hard drives
and powering student projects. Curriculum resources jump to life
when video is incorporated. Discover to pull VHS tape, camcorders,
and Internet video into a computer where it can be bent, morphed,
or "painted" with software. Learn how digital stills,
music, narration and Internet resources blend powerfully into
multimedia projects. How to choose digital video camcorders and
digital still cameras, "Print" projects onto VHS tape
for home viewing or school presentations. Make magic on both platforms!
Plus some outstanding student examples.
The Best of theWinners of the California Media and Multimedia Festival and How They Were Made.
Description on request.
Wired to the Web--Now What? Meaning and Method for the Wired Classroom.
Based on the television series of the same name. Description on request.
Building Multimedia Projects with Music, Media, and Magic.
Description on request.
The full-day seminar entitled: "Integrating Multimedia, Video, and the Internet in Your Classroom" offered through the California Elementary Education Association and Staff Development Resources are now available by calling Gina at 323-466-2236.
The California Elementary Education Association
P.O. Box 3168
Torrance, CA 90510-3168
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