iDig Video #047: Broadcast Journalism In Your Classroom!

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Indiana Jones IV camera assistant & Amity HS broadcast journalism teacher Jeremy Iverson joins the podcast to discuss how he transformed a classroom into a digital editing and broadcast studio. Jeremy also shares some innovative classroom assignments he has created to introduce students to the basics of digital journalism as well as some forward looking ideas geared for advanced digital … [Read more...]

iDig #046: Teach Your Students to Make Documentaries

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Documentary filmmaker and video teacher Jackie Valenzuela re-joins the show to discuss teaching students to make short documentary films. On the podcast she discusses every step in the process from getting an idea to writing a two column shooting script and treatment - and then shooting and editing a project. Jackie also presents some great sample projects that she uses with her students. And … [Read more...]

iDig Video #045: Teach Your Students To Make Documentaries – Part I

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Documentary filmmaker and video teacher Jackie Valenzuela joins the show for a two-part series on how to teach students to make short documentary films. On the podcast she discusses every step in the process from getting an idea to writing a two shooting script and treatment - and then shooting and editing the project. Jackie also shares her  experience in Uganda where she filmed a documentary … [Read more...]

iDig Video #043 – H.S. Film Students Creating Their Own Guides!

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The iDig Video team looks at how students can create their own guides to filming  - including shots, composition and editing techniques. Instead of passing out guides - send your students on an adventure to come up with their own definitions and video examples - then have them publish with iBooks Author!  Also a few thoughts on SBAC and how the confusing roll-out has impacted teachers and students … [Read more...]

iDig Video #042: Cut the Cord! RU Ready to Ditch $Cable TV?

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The iDig Video team looks at some of the options available if you want to cut the cord to cable TV!  Is it worth $100+ a month for the 600 channels you now receive. We explore some of the options available to anyone who wants to explore  viewing options that  include a home-based DVR set-up. Also a great DVD to show young film makers the basics of camera work, editing, mise en scene, lighting and … [Read more...]

iDig Video #041: Great Visual Exercises For Video Students And “All Is Lost”

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The iDig Video team goes over some e-z to set up collaborative exercises you can use in your classroom so your video students can see stories and ideas in visual terms. We also discuss a super new book on "How to Shoot Video" book that gets the essence of film school in less than 250 pages! Also James takes a look at the under-released but visually stunning film "All is Lost." Show … [Read more...]

iDig Video #040: Cool Shooting Projects For Video Classes

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A new semester begins and we outline a bunch of  shooting projects - some geared for HS students and some for elementary students - & all of them utilizing visual literacy!  How to begin teaching students to decode different types of  shots - close-ups, medium shots etc. Also how to use some familiar (and very effective) commercials in your classroom to teach students of all levels visual … [Read more...]

EdGamer 127: Orange Is the New Zack

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EdGamer 127 brings you the latest in gaming and education news featuring discussion about the Oculus Rift, Chromebooks in the classroom, MinecraftEdu, science games, and Apple TV as a gaming device. Plus, an entire hour of our witty banter...for that we apologize. We also have an update on Zack's student Eric and his battle with leukemia.  A dodgeball tournament will be played to support Eric and … [Read more...]