Let's start with the kids. This past Christmas, one hot toy was the digital video camera with marketed to 3-year-old. In fact, Fisher Price has an entire section devoted to Pre-School Electronics! These children will soon be in your classroom! And they will bring certain expectations with them about multimedia.

Luckily, with easy-to-use tools like GarageBand and iMovie, producing audio and video has never been easier. So, now that it is so easy, what can we do with it as teachers? Well, we can put it in the hands of our students!


Resource Links:

GarageBand: http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
iMovie: http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/
Digital Director's Guild: http://www.ddguild.org/
Educational Podcast Network: http://www.epnweb.org/
iTunes Podcast Website: http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html

Copyright and Fair Use:

When you start using digital video especially, you have to become familiar with copyright laws and how they influence what you can use and what you can publish to the web. Here's a link to an introduction to copyright that I wrote last semester: http://journey.wikispaces.com/CopyrightIntro. And here's a webpage with links to copyright-friendly websites and ideas: http://journey.wikispaces.com/September18