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							<td class="techAspect">Video cameras</td>
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									What cameras are available to your students? If digital video tape is required, 
									assign a tape to each group. Ensure that students understand how to use the camera. 
									If they use their own cameras, ensure that the file can be exported to the 
									target software.
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							<td class="techAspect">Microphones</td>
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									Recommend that students use an external microphone if possible.
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							<td class="techAspect">Tripod</td>
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								Recommend that students use a tripod for the camera if possible. 
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							<td class="techAspect">Desktop video editing software</td>
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								<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx" class="product" target="_blank">MovieMaker</a>
								is free software for the Microsoft Windows platform. Remember that MovieMaker provides only 
								one soundtrack in addition to the audio recorded on the camera. (Other popular Windows 
								software include <a href="http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Education/" class="product" target="_blank">Pinnacle Studio</a>
								and <a href="http://www.adobe.com/education/products/premiere_elements.html" class="product" target="_blank">Adobe Premiere Elements</a>. 
								The websites provides educator resources and lesson ideas. 
								<a href="http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/" class="product" target="_blank">iMovie</a> is free software for the 
								Macintosh platform. 
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							<td class="techAspect">Export formats</td>
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								When complete, video projects can be exported in several formats. Determine how the video will be shared, resources available\
								(CD disks are cheaper than DVDs, tape may be the most expensive and time consuming.)
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							<td class="techAspect">Tech skills</td>
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									Student must have these basic technology skills in order to create a basic electronic slide show:
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									<li> File Management: Create, name and save a file in an appropriate directory. </li>
									<li> Locate and open software application. </li>
									<li> Operate a video camera, microphone and tripod </li>
									<li> Use video editing software including loading and arranging clips, inserting graphics, 
											creating titles and transitions, adding voice or music tracks, and exporting to a 
											video format for sharing. </li>
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									Our digital natives are very clever, knowledgeable, and learn new skills easily. Encourage 
									experts in the group to share their skills with others. The challenge with technology is to 
									keep students focused on communicating the message, not the fancy technical tricks.
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