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2. Video and Pictures


Guidelines for Best Practice

  • Selected photos and videos must specifically illustrate the targeted content an match the instructional goal.
  • Ensure that students have a meaningful interaction with images or video.
  • Make sure the image or video supplements your good instruction, not replaces it.
  • Model appropriate use an attributions of copyrighted digital images and video.
    (See the guidelines from the NC Department of Public Instruction.)

Examples of Best Practice

(a) Hooks or Advance Organizers

(b) Analysis

(c) Seeing Natural Objects Outside Students Experience

(d) Instructional

Additional Resources

Video Tools

  • Adding &fmt=18 after any YouTube URL will allow you to view (and download) the video as a high quality .mp4 file.
  • KeepVid: Download videos if you know the URL. Choose the .mp4 option to download a file playable in QuickTime.
  • Zamzar: File format conversion. Be prepared for a loss of quality, however.
  • Video Download Helper: Firefox add-on will allow you to download movies from webpages.
  • Movies saved as .FLV files can be inserted and played inside a SMART Notebook file. They can also be played using RealPlayer (I'm not sure if this is installed at school.) Or, try FLV player.
  • LoggerPro: Does video and picture analysis. School has site license, which includes teachers' and students' home computers.
  • Overview of Video Features in Logger Pro
  • Tracker: Free video analysis software. A nice alternative to LoggerPro, with some more complex features.
  • Want to make your own videos? Use the video mode of a digital camera.
  • ScreenToaster : Make your own screencasts