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What is Video Sharing?

Video sharing refers to web sites or software that enables a user to publish and share their video content. There are a variety of different services which offer public and private sharing of video content, as well as the ability to edit videos online.

Some video sharing services are free like Google Video, Uth TV, OurMedia and YouTube. Other services like HomeMovie.com and JumpCut offer online editting tools as well.

Ideas Around Video Sharing

  1. Create an ESL video dictionary. (For Example: http://web.li.gatech.edu/~rdrury/600/oral/video/dictionary.html)
  2. Use video sharing sites to find videos on current issues, maybe a natural disaster or controversial event. (Dove Video
  3. Create and post interviews from different teachers, visitors to the school, or guest speakers.
  4. Post and share professional development video materials.
  5. Use it for Digital Storytelling
  6. Use a video to generate interest in a lesson. (For example, Mentos and Coke)

Project Idea Resources

  1. Schoolhouse Video
  2. Project Ideas, Handouts and More
  3. iMovie K12 Examples

Educators Using Video Sharing Sites

http://www.youtube.com/group/K12 YouTube K12 Educators Group started by Dean Shareski http://www.jumpcut.com/groups/detail?g_id=A093642069FB11DB90FB266C9A2E700D JumpCut Group Yahoo! Teachers http://www.jumpcut.com/groups/detail?g_id=0F1D6362FFA511DA97DD1E30947BEEEA JumpCut Group K12 Education

Below is an RSS feed of from vimeo.com, youtube.com, jumpcut.com, and video.yahoo.com, with keyword blocking for inappropriate content.


How It Works

Digital video is an effective way for students to communicate and demonstrate their learning. It offers students and teachers access to a highly engaging medium - video - in order share stories and represent ideas. There is a broad range of equipment that could be used for making videos. There are three things you need: a way to capture the video, a way to edit the video, and a way to publish the video.

Capturing video can be done using web cams, cell phones, video cameras, or digital cameras. The quality of the video image is related to the type of capture device that you use. Some devices are easier to import into a computer than others.

Video editing can be accessed at many different levels from very little editing to a professional looking product. The amount of time and effort that you put into a project is proportional to its result.

Publishing video depends on how you want people to access the video materials. You can publish materials to CD ROM or DVD's, as well as an electronic file format that could be shared or published online.


There are many different video editing software products that are available to you. Here are a couple of examples of other software:

Windows MovieMaker2, iMovie for the Mac, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Roxio VideoWave 8, and Pinnacle Studio 10.

Capturing the Video

Remember - the size of the camera lens and what it has been built for will reflect on the quality of the video of the capturing device.

Video Cameras The video camera is the most important component of the capturing process. There are many different types of video cameras that are available to you. MiniDV cameras seem to be the most popular with regards to size, quality and price range.

Digital Cameras Many digital cameras now offer the ability to capture audio and video, as well as images. The quality of the video and audio is often not as good as a video camera, but they can still get the job done. The other benefit is gaining access to these types of cameras is often much easier than video cameras.

Web Cameras Web cameras allow you to record audio and video from your desktop. The major problem with these cameras is mobility - you are stuck to the computer through a cord. The quality of the audio and video is usually grainy compared to a video camera.

Camera Phones Some camera phones allow you to capture short audio and video clips. These clips are of low quality but my be useful for certain video applications and effects.


Hard Drive The video imagery needs to be placed on a hard drive in order for you to be able to edit the video on your computer. The longer the video the more hard drive space is required. A 5 gig hard drive would be good for a 20 minute MiniDV video.

Cords and Cables A Firewire (IEEE 1394) or USB 2.0 cable may be necessary in order to move the content from your camera on to the computer.

Other cables allow you to transfer video content from a video camera to the computer through an RGB adapter.

Microphones An external microphone is often better to use than the internal micophone on the video camera.

Lighting You may need lighting beyond the lighting that is included on many video cameras.

Delicious.png Del.icio.us "edvideoshare" links

Tag your social bookmarking account with "edvideoshare" using del.icio.us to appear below, and share resources
with other educators.


Introduction and Pre-Production

Digital Video - KidzOnline Nortel has created a great selection of videos that demonstrate the different phases of the production process. The Introduction and Pre-Production videos are especially useful.

Atomic Learning has a number of resources that they have developed around video storytelling that are helpful at this stage of the process.

Nortel's suggested Movie Creation timelines are:


  1. 5% for brainstorming
  2. 20% for writing
  3. 5% planning (scouting locations, permits, release forms, props, etc.)
  4. 10% casting and rehearsals


  1. 5% for capturing
  2. 40% for editing and sound
  3. 5% for finishing

A Few Useful Resources At this stage of the process are:

  1. Digital Video Storyboard
  2. Rubric
  3. Beginner/Advanced Handout
  4. Key Concepts

Editing Resources

Using MovieMaker 2 as the main video editing software resource you can use the following.

Atomic Learning - MovieMaker 2 - These tutorials guide you through the process of using MovieMaker to create your video projects.

Microsoft - MovieMaker 2 - Microsoft has created a number of resources around the MovieMaker 2 product. You can review some of these videos and documentation.

Other Resources

  1. Sound Resources
  2. Video Resources
  3. Image Resources

Video In Education References and Resources

Digital Video in Education Dean Shareski has created an excellent resource that should not be missed by any K12 Educator.

Videography for Educators The Videography for Educators exhibit features tips and techniques to assist in the creation of quality video products.

Digital Video in Education

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