Creating Video

Creating video is one of the many ways students may choose to demonstrate their understanding and share information. While not every student is interested in detailed video creation, we now have access to digital tools that make video creation quicker yet still professional looking. This provides choice allowing students to focus in and develop the skills required for professional video creation, or to use one of the apps and tools that provide pre-made themes and short cuts.

Creating video can support the development of many of the “6 C’s”. Creativity, critical thinking and communication skills are developed as students plan which material goes into videos and how to effectively communicate their message to a specific audience. The planning process in creating video is as important as putting the actual video together. Resources such as the Adobe Youth Voices material can help teachers focus in on the critical thinking and social and environmental issues while planning and creating video.

 

There are many digital tools that support the creation of video. Some of these are software programs installed on computers while some of the easier-to-use tools are apps on mobile devices or work within a web browser. Student and teacher preferences and strengths will determine when it is appropriate to use full-featured video editing tools or easier-to-use but less feature-rich applications.

 

 

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iMovie on iOS

  • iPad app (paid or free on new iPads)

  • storyboarding and planning capabilities

  • themes for quick video creation

  • school and board policies must be followed when sharing video and images of student

  • using images, video and audio from online sources - proper credit and use required

iMovie Support

Adobe Voice (iPad)

  • free iPad app

  • animated video - choose your images and record a voice over

  • share it with others on an Adobe Voice page or download it and share yourself

  • default sharing settings include sharing the video on its own Adobe Voice page and providing the link (this means the video is public)

  • video can be downloaded and shared using any video sharing site

  • school and board policies must be followed when sharing video and images of student

  • using images, video and audio from online sources - proper credit and use required  

Adobe Voice Support

Adobe Premiere Elements 7

  • provincially licensed - each district has a set number of licenses to install on school computers (ask school/board contact for access information)

  • video editing software for school computers

  • school and board policies must be followed when sharing video and images of student

  • using images, video and audio from online sources - proper credit and use required

Adobe Premiere Elements 7 Help PDF

PowerPoint Presentation Recording

  • record audio over a PowerPoint presentation and save as a video

  • try OfficeMix.com to create interactive video with Powerpoint

  • school and board policies must be followed when sharing video and images of student

  • using images, video and audio from online sources - proper credit and use required

How to turn your presentation into a video