Metcalfe County Students Visit KET for iPad Video Workshop,Tour

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_0037aAn eager and lively group of intermediate-to-high school students from Metcalfe County visited KET for a Media Lab workshop in iPads for Video Production and a tour of KET’s multimedia production center. All had participated in a local district video project to feature their schools and were rewarded by a trip to KET in Lexington.

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See the Metcalfe County Schools Community Education web page for a look at the collected student-produced videos from the Metcalfe County Film Festival.

Here are three short videos made by the student group during their 1.5-hour introductory workshop to video production using iPads. The first video is an iMovie “trailer” example. The other two use built-in iMovie themed templates for graphics and music. Metcalfe County’s student and teacher group learned basic iPad video recording and iMovie editing quickly. Everyone had fun and they plan to make more student video projects with their school iPads back home.

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If you’re within driving distance of Lexington and would like to bring your K-20 students to KET for free tours and workshops in multimedia production, please visit our KET Media Lab page to see what’s available. Then contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division, at jgray@ket.org; 800-432-0951 ext. 7263; 859-258-7263. You’re welcome to bring lunches and eat at KET if you like. To help pay for bus travel some schools have applied for U.S. Dept. of Education Gear-Up grants. See our school Multimedia Education Resources page for more information and projects.

Garrard County High at KET for Greenscreen Workshops and Tours

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Garrard County High School students visited KET with their multimedia class teacher, Tina Brogli, and their STLP coordinator, Virginia Thomas. Together they explored the chromakey “greenscreen” effect for video productions using small-format camcorders and video editing software. Afterwards, they toured KET’s multimedia production center.

If you’d like to bring your K-20 students to KET for free tours and workshops in multimedia production, visit our KET Media Lab page to see what’s available and then contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division, at jgray@ket.org; 800-432-0951 ext. 7263; 859-258-7263.

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Here are two before-and-after newsroom video tests they made using greenscreen.
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Free video news background courtesy http://movietools.info.

2014 STLP State Championship Shines On

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

Kentucky’s Department of Education held its eighth annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on April 22 in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. From the STLP website, “The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.”

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This year’s event was the first state championship coordinated by new program director, Jeff Sebulsky, formerly of Clark County Schools. He has impressed many with his expertise and creative drive.

Hundreds of K-12 schools from districts across Kentucky were represented. In addition to the displays of robotics, coding, app and game making, and other projects, a trip up and down the rows of student displays once again showed a big interest in making curriculum-based video production projects at all levels. From environmental to health topics, from digital citizenship to the arts, there was quite a good representation this year of schools who support student-produced video production.


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