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Making Movies and Managing Media

Audio and video clips can add a lot to classroom instruction. Additionally, when students are the creators of multimedia, engagement and motivation can often improve. Learn how to best utilize Discovery Education Streaming along with VoiceThread and possibly Flip Video Cameras to include more media projects in your classroom. Integration can be as simple as incorporating more clips from a teacher created library or something more elaborate such as monthly student video podcasts.

(5 min) Overview
(10 min) Discussion/Brainstorm
(50 min) Hands-On
(20 min) Share
(5 min) Next Steps

Importance of video in presentations: Joe's Non-Netbook

Great Resource with Examples: jonorech


There's consuming, and then there's creating.

Easy ways to create:

More involved/reward: Digital Storytelling:

For Presentations: PhotoStory 3 for Windows

For Discussions: VoiceThread @ ETHS

Full Fledged Movie/Music Making: 

iMovie/Garageband - MAC

Adobe Premiere/Audacity - PC

Your Turn


Hands-On:  Log in, Search for a relevant media clip, save to my content


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Using FlipCameras

Integrating video into voicethreads.

Other Platforms for Media Projects:

Other Web 2.0 Tools:

Some Faves:



Product Website - more information on Discovery Education Streaming (general)
Lesson Plans - browse and search through hundreds of lesson plans
Professional Development - courses and case studies for those looking to fully integrate DES into their curriculum


Product Website - more information on VoiceThread (general)
Basic How To Q&A - basic training from VoiceThread
Efficacy of Using VoiceThread in K-12 - academic research links and case studies
Support Community - forum with teacher ideas and common issues