There are many genres of video that one may produce; video logs, presentations, digital stories, stop motion animation and screencasting are a few.

Digital video is an effective way for students to communicate and demonstrate their learning. It offers students and teachers access to a highly engaging medium - video - in order share stories and represent ideas. It also helps students to become more critical about the media that they are engaging in and shows them how images, video and sound come together to influence people.
There is a broad range of equipment that could be used for making videos. There are three things you need: a way to capture the video, a way to edit the video, and a way to publish the video.
  1. Capturing video can be done using web cams, cell phones, video cameras, or digital cameras. The quality of the video image is related to the type of capture device that you use. Some devices are easier to import into a computer than others.
  2. Video editing can be accessed at many different levels from very little editing to a professional looking product. The amount of time and effort that you put into a project is proportional to its result.
  3. Publishing video depends on how you want people to access the video materials. You can publish materials to CD ROM or DVD's, as well as an electronic file format that could be shared or published online.
- from 'Video 101 for Educators'

Editting Software

Microsoft PhotoStory 3
Photostory 3 tutorials

Apple iMovie

Publishing Options

Youtube
Blip.tv
Vimeo
Animoto
Viddler

How To



Film School For Video Podcasters Approx. 16 min introduction to video basics by Matthew Needlemann

Make better classroom movies with simple tips that will help elevate your vodcast to the next level in terms of artistic and technical merit. Learn how to storyboard like a pro, choose shots that support the telling of your story, and capture better lighting and sound. Regain lost opportunities to teach media literacy and higher level thinking via video production by empowering yourself to empower your students. Tap into over one hundred years of movie history with this engaging presentation that instructs as it entertains.

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How to Search Google for Educational Videos (Cool Cat Teacher Blog)
Digital Video in the Classroom (Technology School of the Future)