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Day 2 - Quick Edit iPad Videography


Learn to shoot, edit, and publish a video on an iPad in a fraction of the time this process takes with a laptop computer and “traditional” video gear! Participants will learn:
  • How to use their iPad video camera, the iMovie app, and a free YouTube account to create and publish “quick edit” videos.
  • Techniques for recording, editing, and publishing higher quality iPad videos.
  • How to successfully facilitate student-created iPad videos.
  • How to create "green screen" videos"
  • Options for puppet videography with iPads, including actual finger puppets as well as virtual puppets using apps like Puppet Pals.

Prepare to have fun and unleash a wealth of creative ideas on your students during and following this session!

Favorite Video Examples:

  1. Moonshot Thinking (GoogleEDU Moonshot Summit)
  2. The Truth About Toilet Swirl (two synchronized videos!) via Twitter
  3. French Revolution by @amyburvall
  4. Cheryl and Morgan: Learning Independence
  5. Independence Elementary Teacher Video Interviews Project (example: Rachel Punneo)
  6. Water Bottle Rocket Launch Videos (May 2014) - Rocket Time (iMovie trailer)

Answers to Day One Questions are available on the FAQs page!

YouTube for Education Resources

  1. March 2012 stat: For every minute of YouTube video watched, 60 hours are uploaded
  2. YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV (Jan 2012)
  3. One Hour Per Second (YouTube visualization)
  4. Minecraft Tutorial Videos Playlist Example
  5. YouTube Teacher Institute Curriculum (July 2011)
  6. Creating Educational Videos for YouTube by Marty Brandl
  7. Temporarily Copy Offline YouTube Videos to Your iPad (Jan 2012)
  8. Vimeo or YouTube? Where to Post Family Videos? (Feb 2012)
  9. Videos for PD (Wesley Fryer)
  10. Guide to YouTube Removals (EFF)
  11. Manage Multiple YouTube Channels with 1 Google Account (Jul 2013)

Quick Edit How-To / Tutorials

  1. HOW-TO: Quick-edit Videography with iMovie for iPad
  2. Basic Online Video Editing with YouTube
  3. iPad Quick Edit Videography (free video PD) - May 2012

  1. Lead Bullets Video Example (> 18K views)
  2. Jacob's Ladder Tutorial (>150,000 views - by Alexander)
  3. Trapper's Rendezvous 2010: Trading an Alligator Tooth for a Laptop
  4. Engineering Design Project (8th grade)
    1. Draft Design for a Complex Machine to Generate Electricity from Water Power
    2. Good Things Can Come From Science and Engineering Projects in School
    3. Alexander Answers Questions About His Simple Machine Project with AudioBoo
  5. The Hobbit in 5 Minutes - Actor's Commentary: The Hobbit in 5 Minutes
  6. Digitizing Student Portfolios with an iPod Touch
  7. Storychasing NASA History at Space Center Houston
  8. Marcus Truelove's YouTube Channel (8th grade US History, Yukon Middle School)
  9. (not an iPad) 72 Years of Free Barbecue (more info)
  10. More on Spring 2012 YPS Interactive Teacher Websites
  11. Developing Communication Skills With YouTube & iPad Videos (read more background)

Activity 1: Narrated Sketchnotes


Forge (free) or Brushes 3 (free – works on iOS 7)
App to use (built-in): Camera 
App to download/use: Explain Everything https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explain-everything-interactive/id431493086?mt=8
YouTube Capture (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-capture/id576941441?mt=8


  1. Draw or create on your iPad a sketchnote as we watch "The Truth About Toilet Swirl" (two synchronized videos!) via Twitter
  2. Take a photo of your drawing or save/export your digital sketchnote to PHOTOS on your iPad'
  3. Create a new Explain Everything Project
  4. Insert your Sketchnote
  5. Narrate Over your Sketchnote
  6. Export your Video to your iPad PHOTOS
  7. Upload to YouTube with YouTube Capture (use our shared class YouTube channel)

Activity 2: No Edit / One Take PaperSlide Video

Basic Concepts

How to Make a Paper Slide Video (74 sec – also a good example!)

  1. Gail's Pinterest Collection of Examples of Paper Slide Videos by Students
  2. Paper Slide Video Project Rubric and Planning Guide (PDF) by Phillip Ward & Wes Fryer
  3. Example video: China One Child Policy (4 min) by Phillip Ward & Wes Fryer
  4. Example video: Egypt After Arab Spring (5 min) by Wes Fryer
  5. Open Ended Questions List (Africa)
  6. 1 Take Video Resources by Lodge McCammon
  7. Paper Slide Video Guidelines from Mary Frazier (Buhler, Kansas)
  8. Sample Storyboard for Paper Slide Video (PDF) from Mary Frazier (Buhler, Kansas)
  9. Good overview & example: Why This Method? Flipped Classroom Training Program by Lodge McCammon (key idea: “we are modeling a low barrier creative process that requires deep level thinking & focused on content”)
  10. Examples on “Smart Phones in the Classroom” by Jake Heister


App to use (built-in): Camera 
YouTube Capture (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-capture/id576941441?mt=8

iCreate: Paper Slide Video

  1. With your table group, create a paper slide video project TOGETHER about things you've learned in iPad Media Camp.
  2. EACH PERSON should draw/illustrate at least 1 piece of paper.
  3. Together, record 1 paper slide video and then upload it to our iPadMediaCampe YouTube channel. (Use YouTube Capture, login credentials will be shared on the classroom projector screen.
  4. Check out paper slide videos by other groups!
  5. Upload your video to our shared YouTube channel using YouTube Capture (login credentials posted in class)

Activity 3: Green Screen Composite Video

iCreate: Green Screen Video

  1. Pick a topic for your Green Screen video. Consider Use a Planning Sheet (example)
  2. Find 1 or more BACKGROUND images for your Green Screen video.
    1. Use MorgueFile.com
    2. Use PhotosForClass.com
    3. More image resources on playingwithmedia.com
  3. Record Your Video with "Green Screen" by Do Ink.
  4. Export your Video to your iPad PHOTOS.
  5. Upload to YouTube with YouTube Capture (use our shared class YouTube channel)

Activity 4: Annotated Quick Edit Video / Trailer

Basic Concepts


App to use (built-in): Camera 
App to download/use: iMovie  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8

iCreate: Create an Annotated Quick Edit Video

Option 1: Interview Video
  1. With your iPad, record video Interviews with 3 - 5 other people who answer an open-ended interview question. Aim to create a 2-3 minute video Share your idea for an interview with your workshop facilitator.
  2. Select a different THEME in iMovie for iPad.
  3. Use several different "lower third" text annotations during your video.
  4. Here are ideas for interview topics:
    1. Why did you become a teacher?
    2. Who was the teacher who made the greatest impact on your life?
    3. What is something you do for fun when you are not teaching or working?
    4. What is one of your most powerful memories from childhood?
    5. What were you scared of as a child?
    6. What is your favorite movie, and why do you love it? 
    7. What is your favorite book, and why do you love it? 

Option 2: Parody Student Expectations Video

  1. With your iPad, record 1 video interview with at 1 person who answers the question BACKWARDS: What are your most important expectations for student learning in your classroom?
  2. Publish the video to OUR CLASS / SHARED ipadmediacampe YouTube channel using the YouTube Capture app (free)
  3. Examples: Teacher VideoAdministrator MovieWhen I Become a Librarian Movie
  4. View others' projects (and yours) on our YouTube channel.
Option 3: iMovie Trailer

iMovie Trailer Planners (by @tonyvincent)

iMovie for iPad Movie Trailer Storyboards (PDF – by @DwyerTeacher)

Examples of "iMovie Trailer" Videos

  1. Blastoff: A Water Bottle Rocket Adventure
  2.  (from STEM curriculum by @wfryer)
  3. Levers (iMovie for iPad trailer by elementary students of @MsLaidler)
  4. Playing with Media Trailer
  5. The Cookie Monster: An Absence of Cookies (made during today's workshop by 9th grader, Alex Fryer

Salmonella (1:02 via @val6dan)

Salmonella from Michael Himlie on Vimeo.

Option 4: Lego Stopmotion Video

Past Project Resources....

YouTube Comment Moderation

It is VERY important to turn comment moderation ON for each YouTube video you upload. Unfortunately, it is NOT possible at this time to make comment moderation the DEFAULT setting for a YouTube channel.

Example Teacher Videos

Using Technology (3 min - Teachers share innovative ways they've integrated technology in their classrooms and been inspired to use technology in transformative ways during iPad Media Camp)
Cancer (1.5 min - a teacher shares powerful lessons she learned with her students about courage and perseverance)
Advice To New Parents (3 min - Teachers share sage advice for a soon-to-be mom)
Digital Books Vs Traditional Books (1.5 min - an 8 year old shares her thoughts on the benefits of eBooks)

Virtual Tour of Independence Elementary School