Instructional Technology Equipment Check-Out
We have two sets of digital cameras available, with six cameras per set.
Suggestions for Using Digital Cameras – this document lists several ideas to get teachers started in using the digital cameras.
Suggestions for using digital cameras in the classroom
- Graphics for written reports and presentations
- Student portfolio
- School/classroom newspapers
- Illustration for science experiments
- Use a photo as a prompt for narrative or descriptive writing
- Create educational/project based movies
- Create activities for centers
- To record a virtual tour
- To create class books
- To encourage creativity
- To create a documentary
- To use in graphs or other math activities
- Art projects
- Student generated webs for research or organizations
- Demonstrate timelines, sequencing of events
- A book of the alphabet
- A book of colors, shapes, etc.
- Take pictures during field trips/outings – students write about or dictate descriptions of photos, incorporate in stories/poems, etc.
- Track science projects
- Digital storytelling
- Scavenger hunts
- Geometry walks
- Eye Spy Activities
Digital Video Camera
We have four video cameras available for check out. Two cameras include microphones. They all use Mini DV tapes which will not be provided at check out.
Digital Storytelling Resources
Using Movie Maker (pdf) – this document will guide you through how to make a movie with Windows Movie Maker.
This Storyboard (.pdf) is a template that can be used when creating digital stories.
Planning a Movie Maker Project
- Identify curriculum goals and objectives that you feel can be met by a Movie Maker project. Remember what students learn is more important than a fancy product.
- What are these curriculum objectives/standards? Use WCS and/or state standards.
- What concepts do you need to teach before beginning the project?
- Identify project milestones and a final project outcome.
- What do you want the product to look like? Create a project description and, if possible, show a finished product.
- What components will the product need to include in order to meet the curricular standard(s)?
- Students should create a storyboard to organize their thoughts and show that they have included each necessary component in their movie. Sample storyboards can be found at:
- When should each component of the project be due? Create a project timeline that the students can refer to.
- How will students collaborate on this project? Will students work in groups?
- Identify a timeframe.
- How long will it take the students to complete the project and master the curriculum goals? You may want to create a project timeline that the students can refer to.
- What equipment will you need to complete the project? What equipment is available and what needs to be reserved?
- Identify how students will be assessed.
- How will the students be assessed? By a Rubric, Checkbric, Walk-abouts?
- Sample video rubrics can be found at: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/videorubric.html.
We have two sets of Flip cameras available for checkout. Each set includes five cameras.
We have two sets of QuickCams available, containing 10 cameras per set.
We have two document cameras available for checkout.
We have three force plates available.
We have three sets available for check out. Each set includes 15 GPS units. Set 1 units are Garmin Etrex Venture Cx. Set 2 and 3 units are Garmin Etrex Legend HCx. Set 2 is out for repairs and temporarily not available.
The following websites are good sources of information for GPS’s and Geocaching.
We have 15 Proscope kits available for check out.
- 10 Proscope HR Basic Kits for Elementary
- 4 Proscope HR Deluxe w/Stand Kits for Middle and High Schools
- 1 Science CSI Kit
We have two sets of E-Clicks (CPS) available for check out.
E-Clicks How To (pdf) – step by step instructions on how to set up and use the e-clicks.
We have three CPS Chalkboards available for check out.