Getting Students Started Making Movies

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In his “Tech for Teachers” column, Video Cameras Offer a New Picture of Student Learning, instructional technology consultant and library media specialist Jason Bedell shares several examples of how teachers and students use video to demonstrate and document learning.

For example, the YouTube video “Using a Flip Camera for Teaching and Learning,” made by teachers in London, shows the basics of how to use a Flip camera and provides numerous examples of how the teachers integrate it into their instruction.

The video’s first 3:30 minutes are on the Flip camera itself, and the rest of the video is about integration tips suitable for any video camera. For example, one teacher suggested having the students create a commercial. This activity requires several skills, such as using creative thinking, using persuasive techniques, and understanding your audience.

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