Archive for the ‘web video’ Category

Hiki-Nō: Hawaiian School News Network is 1st in Nation; KET Adds School Video Upload Service

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Jeff Gray, KET

On February 28, 2011, PBS-Hawaii began broadcasting a statewide school news network program called Hiki-Nō (“Can-Do” in Hawaiian) — the first statewide student news network in the U.S. A partnership of PBS-Hawaii and over 60 of Hawaii’s public, private, and charter high schools and middle schools, the weekly productions are all student-produced and are delivered via both television broadcast and the web. See a sample video and more at the Hiki-Nō project site.

Kentucky Educational Television also quietly launched a new school video production resource in February, the KET School Video Project sharing service: a free place to upload and safely view student and teacher-produced video projects that is open to Kentucky public, private, and home schools, as well as to non-profit Kentucky state or community child service organization projects. See examples at the Watch Videos page. We hope your school or organization will share student or teacher-produced video projects soon. See a previous MediaWorks blog post on the KETSVP for more details, and visit the KET School Video Project web site to view and upload videos.

KET School Video Project – Upload Now!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by Jeff Gray, KET

Kentucky educators can now upload student-produced videos directly to the online
KET School Video Project for sharing among students, colleagues, parents and caregivers, and for use in instruction. We’re looking for K-12 news programs or story segments, public service announcements, documentaries, art/music videos, classroom project videos, training/tutorial videos…whatever school video productions students are making that you’d like to share.

Visit the KET School Video Project for details and an easy-to-use online upload form. Export a video from your camera or video editing program to a file for uploading to the web (.mp4, .mov, or .wmv files work well). Then upload your video and we’ll check its technical specifications and content. Once approved, you’ll be sent an email notification with a link to the Watch Videos page.

Brian McKinney and his Estill County Middle School student video producers have uploaded the first videos to the new service. Check out the ECMS Pi Day Special video, a news feature story about their school’s celebration of the holiday commemorating the mathematical constant Π — Pi Day. In the video, students change the words of popular songs and sing them with amusing and charming results. What’s happening in your school? Record, upload, and share it!

Over the years, we’ve seen some amazingly well-made videos by Kentucky K-12 students. Some of them can be seen at the KET School Video Project under
Video from Past Projects. If you’re unsure of what type of video to make or to upload you can find some great student-produced examples there. Take a look at…

If you’re new to student video production and need some assistance getting started, or if you’re currently producing school videos and want to expand, try one of our KET services for school multimedia production at, including…

So, Kentucky K-12 educators (public, non-public, homeschool), ready…set…upload! If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact , KET Education.

KET Multimedia PD Days Event Useful Fun for Many

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 by Jeff Gray, KET

Our seventh annual KET Multimedia Professional Development Days event on July 13 and 14, 2010 was a lot of fun and useful instruction for over two hundred teachers, librarians, and education staff from across Kentucky. The workshops, given by KET staff and Kentucky K-20 teachers and staff, featured many interesting titles for multimedia production and related topics including: Basic Camcorder Video Production Using STEM Content, Lighting for Video, Making Do-It-Yourself Electronic Field Trips, Scenic Design for Video, Apple iLife Software for Multimedia Production, Green-Screen Software for School Video Production (cancelled due to illness), Fun Animation Resources, Video Publishing on the PC Platform in the Age of YouTube, Wikis, Podcasts, and Blogs—An Introduction to Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom, Student Podcasting, iPods in the Classroom, Digital Still Photography from a Pro, Video Tools for Science Class Measurement Projects, Copyright and Fair Use for School Multimedia, KDE’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), and a Tour of KET’s new high-definition production facility.

Here’s a compilation of particpant-produced video animations from the Fun Animation Resources workshop:

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We hope to see you at next year’s event!

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