ESOL Technology Teacher
Prince George's County Public Schools
Claire Bradin Siskin
Description: We will explore the use of digital video in collaborative student projects. Webcams and digital cameras provide an inexpensive and easy way for students to record and share video messages through video teleconferencing, video weblogs (vlogging), or digital portfolios.
a. Describe the video projects are you and your students working on currently.
b. What are the benefits of these projects in terms of language acquisition?
c. Can you point to other benefits?
d. What challenges have you encountered?
e. What hardware tools are you using?
f. What software tools are you using?
g. What specific video-based tasks can you suggest for students to carry out?
Vblog Central: http://www.vblogcentral.com
Vblog: Videoblogging for Beginners: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vblog/
Web Cams for Young Learners: http://www.edvista.com/claire/webcam/index.html
Using Technology to Support Alternative Assessment and Electronic Portfolios:
iMovie Example Matrix http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/movie/
iMovie Digital and Media resources (including stuff on podcasting) http://www.stager.org/imovie/
iMovies in Education http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/ie/
BTV (video capture software for Mac): http://www.bensoftware.com
Snapz Pro (screen capture software for Mac): http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/
Camtasia (screen capture software for PC): http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp
HandBrake (DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter): http://handbrake.m0k.org/index.php
Owl Reader (RSS reader): http://www.rssowl.org/
Last modified: October 15, 2009
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