Digital Media Resources

Video in the Classroom to Captivate and Motivate

Video engages learners, and with the abundance of free and low-cost video tools, it is easy to
incorporate video projects into any curriculum. Time devoted to a video project can be just a few days, up to a few weeks, depending on learning needs and time constraints. This session will demonstrate some simple and more complex projects, and provide guidance as to how you can bring video to your classroom.

Key Ideas:
Video in the classroom transforms teaching and learning by putting the control of learning into the students’ hands. Video is a powerful medium - and the reason it is a great learning tool is because it forces the creators to perform their knowledge, not just recall it.

Know what tools are available for video in the classroom

Understand major components of video in the classroom
Be able to locate resources on the Internet

EdVideo Online, PowerMediaPlus
iMovie (for Mac) / Windows Movie Maker (for Windows)

NYS Standards Addressed:
All standards (any content area)
The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards

The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-S) and Performance Indicators for Students.

NYS ELL Standards

New York State ELL Standards

NYS ELA Standards

New York State Education Department ELA Standards
Please choose ONE content area and download the relevant storyboard below
external image msword.png ELA storyboard template across.doc
external image msword.png Math storyboard template across.doc
external image msword.png Science storyboard template across.doc
Social Studies
external image msword.png Social Studies storyboard template across.doc
external image msword.png The Arts storyboard template across.doc


The Holocaust: Then and Now

What story do you want to tell?

planningyourproject.pdf; Dog Story

Digital Storytelling:

Center for Digital Storytelling, momnotmom, Digitales, JakesOnline! Digital Storytelling Collection
Determine: goals, time issues, resources

Four components of video production:

Kids Vid; kidsvid-storyboard.pdf


Rubistar; scottcountysample.pdf


digital camera/camcorder, cellphone, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker


EdVideo Online, Discovery Education Streaming, Freeplay Music, Royalty Free Music at Incompetech

Copyright/Fair Use:

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia; The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education; Citations
Copyright-Friendly Images and Music

for Teachers (see pages 5 & 6)

Citation Game for students

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
Here is the link.

National Archives

National Archives Experience

Digital Vaults

Archival Research Catalog

Access to Archival Databases

Our Documents

Flip Video Camera

How do I get Flip camcorder videos in Microsoft Movie Maker? I tried adding a video to Movie Maker by dragging and dropping the file, but it shows up as an MP3."
Flip makes it insanely simple to record and edit movies on your computer, as long as you use the Flip Video application. Things get a little more complicated if you want to use other applications, like Windows Movie Maker, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Nero Vision Express, etc. The best way to insure success, is to first launch the Flip Video software from your Flip camcorder, which makes sure their video codec installs on your computer before you save the videos to your hard drive. After you step through the Flip Video software for the first time, follow these steps each time you want to edit your Flip videos with Windows Movie Maker.

Connect the Flip camcorder to your PC and launch the Flip Video for PC software.
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Save your videos to your PC by clicking the Save Videos link in the Features section.
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Choose the videos you want to save by clicking on them. Click the Save button in the Save to Computer box.
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Select Create New Album and click Save, choosing a name for your album. The default save location is My Documents > My Flip Video Library.
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Once the save process is complete, open Windows Movie Maker and choose File > Import Into Collections, or click Import Video from the Movie Tasks links. Locate the Album folder you just created (likely in My Documents > My Flip Video Library. Select the video or videos you want to edit.
Once the videos are imported you can drag them to the timeline, add effects, and publish a movie from Windows Movie Maker.
Note: If this process does not work, connect your Flip camcorder to your PC. Open Windows Explorer and find the Flipvideo drive on your computer. Click on the System folder on this drive, then click the Install folder. Run the 3ivx_d4_451_win.exe application on your computer to install the required codec to edit your videos in Windows Movie Maker, and then repeat the Import Into Collections step above.

- great example of a current student acceptable use policy

MLA or APA format Citation Game -

How many projects a year? One or two!

Who is doing it?

Scott County Schools, KY; Teacher Tube; Stories for Change
Articles: Caught on Video (April 2008 Technology & Learning); How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom (Edutopia); Digital Storytelling: the heART of a compelling story (Spring 2008 Creative Educator)

Image Citations:
Carey, Chris. “ocps039.jpg.” Pics4Learning. 31 Oct 2007 <>

“Illustration of a Storyteller Speaking to a Crowd of People Long Ago.” Online image. 31 October 2007.