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Dates: Oct. 20th for PDN Grant TeachersOct. 27th for Tech Liaisons and Library Media Specialists Topic: Innovate My Class with Flip Cams and Digital Cameras
Empowers educators to use video to engage learners as meaningful creators is one of the highest forms of critical thinking and a valuable authentic learning opportunity for students.
During this class you will:
  • Learn to operate a Flip Video Camera
  • Learn how to incorporate Digital Cameras into your curriculum
  • Address best practices and appropriate use
  • Create and share videos to Innovate Your Instruction for increased student achievement and engagement.
  • Develop additional ideas for Integrating Flip Videos and Digital Cameras Your Instruction
  • Determine ways to publish work to authentic audiences
  • Consider authentic assessment through video “likes” and comments.
  • Join a community that will continue to support you and allow you to share ideas all year long.

Welcome/Sign In
  • PDN Grant Tech Liaisons: Get your flip video camera from Beth Richards
  • Tech Liaisons: Sign out Flip Video Camera from Felton Thomas if needed
  • Review today's agenda
  • Read a review of the Flip Video Camera from USA Today
  • Join video Group on Transforming Education for the 21C learning community
  • Join Technology Liaisons Group if you are not a member already
Introductions/Flip Ideas
Setting the stage

Read Flip Your Instruction with Flip Video Cameras
  • Discuss Ideas for engaging learners with video
    • How might you Flip Your Instruction to engage learners and increase achievement.
    • Think about how these ideas might fit into units of study across the year.
    • Find a participant’s idea that you liked and reply to their response.
Out of the Box
Sample Video Ideas for Flipping Your Instruction

Flip Tips
* 9 Tips for Capturing Great Video
Break / Download Software
  • Insert camera into USB port (preferably on your own laptop)
  • Leave it till lunchtime to charge
  • Follow the steps to download the software
  • Notice help menu
SchoolTube Overview

Jim Morrison


Wiki resources: School Tube wiki
Introduction to SchoolTube - how it works

  • Overview
  • Importance of video in classroom/core subject videos
  • Tour of SchoolTube website
  • Home > Videos > Channels (brief) > Categories > Contests > Help > Search
  • Register as Teacher and as Student (brief explanation of Educator verification)
  • How to share videos
  • Upload a Video and Moderation of Video
  • Register
  • Applications for SchoolTube Videos
  • Detailed Channel explanation/demonstration – how to set up class channel, benefits of subscription
  • Signup for Channel subscriptions
SchoolTube - Video Tips
How to Make Videos
  • Lighting
  • Camera
  • Sound
  • Create videos with flip camera - various shot types
  • Digital storytelling – simple video creation: imovie & iphoto, Win Photostory & movie maker
  • Uploading & Moderating videos
  • Finding Videos
  • Channels – create & customize teacher channel, Channel examples
  • Educators Page
  • Help Systems
  • Question & Answer
Hosted by SchoolTube
Create a Video
  • What are my learning tools?
    • Create a one minute video: "Who Am I as A Learner."
    • This video should have your voice and the objects / things you need to help you learn.
    • Tip: You may want to share items you have with you today i.e. books, paper. You may want to video websites or pictures of things that help you learn from the internet. Be creative!
  • Remember the tips for capturing video
  • See sample videos here
Make a Movieand Export to Share Online
Insert Flip into your computer and upload your video
  • Trim Video - Save As rather than replace

  • Make Movie
    • Title, credits, music
  • Select "Share" "Online"
  • Export to computer
  • Can also export back to your flip cam and use it for storage

Publish and Share Video
  • Upload your SchoolTube videos here
  • Tag videos - oetmanhattan
  • Flip Channel - for individual or group email(If the majority of class has their own devices)
  • View a few videos
  • While Viewing
Innovate Instruction with Digital Cameras

Josh Wolff
Technology Innovation Specialist

Housekeeping & Considerations
Wrap Up
Register for next month's class and view upcoming meetings:

Questions / Commentary / Final Thoughts

  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: Innovate My Class with Flip Cams and Digital Cameras

RETURN Borrowed Flip Videos to Felton.
3:30 and beyond
Something to Think about:
Publishing to an Authentic Audience
ReadDon’t Forget Your Audience! 5 Ideas To Connect with Real Audiences
DiscussCommenting & Liking Videos
How might comments/likes impact learners and assessment?Advice for getting commentsPlease share specific advice for encouraging likes/comments from the following audiences: Parents/families, students, teachers, administrators…
Think about comments from others that resonate with you.
Reply to those comments.

Keep the conversation going
Further reading:

Further discussing:
  • Keep the conversation going in our Video Group
  • Start your own discussion or try one of these.