Berea Schools Students Edit Video at the KET Media Lab

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Berea Community SchoolsCharlotte Haycraft, Christopher Preece, and Shane Richardson brought middle school students to Lexington on two days in March for KET Media Lab workshops in Basic Video Editing – pcs.

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Berea student visitors also took a tour of KET’s multimedia production facility.

If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

Martin County Middle Students Make Greenscreen Video at KET

Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Trista Stafford brought students from Martin County Middle School to KET for a tour and a KET Media Lab workshop in Greenscreen Effects for Video. Ms. Stafford’s bright group had a lot of fun experimenting with the video effect and discovering how they could use it for classroom video projects.

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A Martin County Middle School student places a microphone on another student for a video recording. The green background will be replaced with a video background of a news room.

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The student director counts-down to the cue for recording while the videographer monitors the camera.

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Students practicing the application of the chromakey greenscreen effect using video editing software.

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Video production projects are excellent for encouraging student collaboration and they’re so much fun.


Original video recording of student in front of greenscreen background.


Video processed in an editing software to replace the greenscreen background with a free newsroom video loop.

If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

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Powell County Returns for More MinecraftEdu

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_0103aVirginia Carpenter and Joann Bailey brought Powell County Middle School 6th-graders to KET’s Media Lab for an introductory workshop in the MinecraftEdu gaming program for the classroom. Ms. Carpenter’s students, all of whom already play the Minecraft game at home on pcs, iPhones, X-Boxes and Playstations, enjoyed taking the MinecraftEdu version of the popular Minecraft game for a spin.

DSC_0144aGameplay began with the group making their way through the built-in obstacle course tutorial designed to quickly bring students — and teachers — up-to-speed in the use of game controls and navigation. KET’s Jeff Gray then loaded the teacher-built Wonderful World of Humanities game world for the students to try out.

DSC_0129aIn the game world built to supplement the teaching of a popular Humanities curriculum for high school, the Powell County Middle students enjoyed roaming around the virtual environments representing Greece and Rome, interacting with in-game characters such as famous philosophers and explorers set to “converse” with students in text, giving them information and assistance with the in-game assignments.

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Please note that Microsoft has purchased MinecraftEduand plans to publish a new version of Minecraft sometime during the summer of 2016 called, Minecraft Education Edition.  Schools who have purchased MinecraftEdu will be eligible for a free year of the new subsription-based software that should integrate with schools’ Microsoft Office 365 network software systems.

If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact
Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.


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