TILT - Teachers Improving Learning with Technology

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

TILT Quickie - Student-Created Science Lab Video Reports

Not a complete episode of TILT, this video clip shows an example of how a student could create and document a science lab report using the digital video feature of a standard digital camera and a standard free video production suite such as Windows Movie Maker (used to create this video) or iMovie. This movie was created by me, but ideally we'd want the students to create these types of videos to show their knowledge of the science concepts.

Note to iTunes subscribers - for regular TILT episodes, see the TILT website for a full listing of links featured in the episodes so you don't have to scramble to find something to write down the urls while watching episodes.

This sample video answers the question "Does the temperature of water affect the rate that a jellybean will dissolve?". Another great website showcasing student-created science experiment videos comes from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's 'The Science Connection' website .

The science lab format breaks from the traditional format and instead focuses around 4 questions:
  • What's Your Question?
  • What's Your Answer?
  • How do you Know You're Right?
  • Where do we go From Here?
By the way, I'd love some feedback on the shorter 'quickie' spots versus the polished, longer episodes. Ideally I'd like to keep doing both the regular episodes plus the shorter quick videos such as this one.

MPEG-4 Version

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

TILT Episode 4 (MPEG-4 Format) - Online Literature Websites

In this episode of TILT, we take a look at some websites which contain literature online in some format. Some of the websites show interactive multimedia stories online, while others are meant to be downloaded or printed off. Some websites contain free online literature, while others require membership. All in all, these are some of the best online literature sites I've seen! Here are links to the websites in this episode.

Click to view TILT Episode 4 - Online Literature Websites (17Mb MPEG-4 Video)