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Digital Video

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Digital Video
During the FDEP camp

Teachers across Florida are learning to create their own movies!  The programs we are recommending are:




iMovie (Mac)

Movie Maker (Windows)  Download a copy here 

PhotoStory for Digital Story Telling (Windows only)




Create original music with PhotoStory (podcast)
PhotoStory3_1.pdf       PhotoStory3 Tutorial bu Bobbi Kocher
Are you having a problem converting those video files to show in your classroom?  Here is a media play that will play almost any format and its free. 
Prism Video Converter Converts all video formats to .avi, .mpeg, .wmv etc. (Windows only)

Free online file conversion services

Zamzar   (will convert in reasonable time and emails you when the conversion is ready)

Media Convert  (creates an immediate downloadable file)


 Using Movie Maker is easier than it looks.  Once you understand that you have a collection to create by adding digital assets such as: video, still images, and sounds, you are on your way to creating an original classroom video.


This "Hub" is designed to be a dabble class to encourage novice movie makers to turn these skills over to the students who will become "prosumers" of the content of their learning.



Supported file types

(from the Microsoft Help files in Movie Maker)

You can add content to your Windows Movie Maker project either by capturing content directly in Windows Movie Maker or by importing existing digital media files. The content you capture in Windows Movie Maker is saved in Windows Media Format. However, you can also import existing Windows Media-based content as well as other common file formats.

You can import files with the following file name extensions into Windows Movie Maker to use in your project:

  • Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
  • Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
  • Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv






The Flip - a versatile camera - shoot any thing, share any thing with USB!

MovieMaker tutorials  (Mighty Coach)
Digital Video


Comments (4)

Anonymous said

at 2:11 pm on Sep 9, 2007

Thanks Chris, the video converter is simple to use. It defaulted to .avi files and I had a little trouble with .mov and .mp4, but will try again. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said

at 7:30 pm on Nov 27, 2007

Wonderful class! I can't wait to start making my own movies to show to my classes. I know my students are going to enjoy using Photostory. YEA Karen!

Anonymous said

at 7:30 pm on Nov 27, 2007

Photostory will be super easy for all students to pick up. Much quicker and less complicated than Moviemaker.

Anonymous said

at 7:30 pm on Nov 27, 2007

Yeah for Karen!! Thank you so much for the Photostory. I am so excited about using PowerPoint with Photostory!! Thanks :)

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