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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 editing students.
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 maybe the best part of the podcast are the practical tips she has for students (and teachers!) who want to create better videos projects!
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 about an extraordinary local guide who is on a mission to preserve local wildlife, and just as important, to teach young children why it is in everyone’s interest to do the same.
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 across the country.
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 sound. Short scenes are used from such classics as “The Third Man,” “Sabotage,” and “M” to illustrate each topic.
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.”
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 storytelling. And more about GoPro – the amazing camera & growing company!
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 his family. Tune-in and level-up!
The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts! We’ve looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we’d like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, but they’ve proven to be reliable and highly desirable in terms of their performance records. Happy Holidays to all our listeners.
Schools across the country are all struggling with how 2 manage digital content. Teachers and Media Specialists are all shifting from analog systems to digital systems. The iDig Video team looks at some of the problems in this transfer as well as some solutions. Also students are increasingly doing their work in digital format and schools are figuring out ways to best showcase this digital content.
James gives a step-by-step on iPad deployment. He’s done the research and has created a model for how to plan and purchase iPads for your school.
The new iPhones are out and we review the pros and cons of using them in your classroom. Also the CECA 2013 Conference (Connecticut Educators Computer Association) is coming next month and iDig Video will be there! Both James and Jonathan have been selected as presenters: James will present on iPads Across Elementary Grades: Behind the Scenes. Jonathan will present: Take the Leap: Creativity in the 21st Century Classroom!
A new season of iDig Video – join us to hear What’s New on the Horizon at Apple. Also James discusses an exciting 1:1 deployment in his Media Center and how it applies to video production. And video students seem to pick up the tech stuff pretty quickly, but struggle with story structure. We outline an intro to teaching story structure to video students.
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Innovative educators have been finding ways to personalize the one-size-fits-all mentality of published materials for decades. As we break open the dreaded boxed curriculum materials at the start of every school year, our first thoughts revolve around how we will modify and improve the content to meet the unique needs of each student. If anyone knows how to spice up a learning experience, it is a first class teacher. We have all been doing this for years.
Meg Wilson (@iPodsibilities) joins us for a look at some fascinating ways in which new tech and media are now being used in education. From the first time Meg brought an iPod into a room of “doubting” educators – Meg has been at the forefront of developing new tech ideas for the classroom! She shares of some of the innovative work she is now doing at the Avenues – World School in NYC.
Hosts: Meg Wilson Kelly Dumont Guest: Jethro Jones A discussion with Jethro about his new book, The Paperless Principal. No iPad Mini invitations this week. New iPods released App of the Week – A selection of apps to help you go paperless. Check out our Show Notes Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- email@example.com
Hosts: Meg Wilson Kelly Dumont Meg and Kelly discuss a few different work flow scenarios for iOS devices in schools. Apple Maps Apology iPad Mini in a couple of Weeks App of the Week – Evernote Check out our Show Notes Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org