Movie Maker: Digital Video in the Classroom
2 graduate-level professional development units
Course Description: Learn how to create and edit movies using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker makes creating movies fun and simple. In this course, you will learn how to use digital video as an instructional tool for classroom projects and leave prepared with practical ideas that you will be able to immediately apply in your classroom. You will learn how to create dazzling movies, complete with special effects, voice-overs, music scores, transitions, titles, credits, and much more. During this course, you will create and produce your own instructional movie that you can use for your classroom. This is an introductory course open to all K-12 teachers. Participants should have basic knowledge of the Windows operating system, broadband Internet access and an email account. Access to a digital video camera and PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 with a FireWire or USB port and audio card is required. It is recommended that you have 2 GB of free hard disk space. Movie Maker is a free download at Microsoft.com.
NOTE: This course is correlated with the national ISTE NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) and the No Child Left Behind Act.
Instructor: Stephen Zvolner
About the Instructor: Stephen Zvolner, the instructor of these courses has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in Physics and a M.S. in Physics. He has spent 18 years in industry as a technologist and software developer. He has taught educational technology courses and workshops for the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate School of Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an instructor at the graduate level, he has extensive experience with teaching adult learners about the use of digital media in the classroom. He helped found the Digital Media Lab at the University of St. Thomas and has been actively involved as a researcher investigating the use of emerging technologies such as streaming video and digital libraries in the classroom. He also served, via invitation, as a committee member on the state of Minnesota's Educational Technology Planning Committee where we were charged with developing the K-12 technology standards for the state of Minnesota. If you have any questions about course content, please email the instructor here (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about registration or transcription please contact CPCE.