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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to create short videos using video editing software.
  • Student learns the appropriate terminology used in video and audio production and software.
  • Student learns to add, assemble and reorder video clips in video editing software.
  • Student learns to trim video clips and set the in and out points.
  • Student learns to add transitions to a video.
  • Student learns to import and add audio files to specific points in the timeline in a video project.
  • Student learns to add titles in video editing software.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student understands the importance of the planning process when it comes to developing a creating a short video.

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Audio

Library Media > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Audio

Audio 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Audio 

Cameras, video editing 

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Digital Images Equipment (still and video) > Cameras, video editing 

Compression Techniques

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Software > Compression Techniques

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Digital Editing 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Digital Editing 

Draw Conclusions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Interpret / Infer > Draw Conclusions

End Product 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > End Product 

File Management/ Import and Export 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management/ Import and Export 

Identify Message

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Main Idea > Identify Message

Linear / Nonlinear Editing

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Hardware > Linear / Nonlinear Editing

Power Point /Video

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Create End Product > Power Point /Video

Purpose

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Purpose

Sound Editing 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Sound Editing 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Student Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Presentations 

Student Project Planning and Tracking 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Project Planning and Tracking 

Video Hardware 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Hardware 

Video Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Presentations 

Video Production

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Video Production

Video Production Terminology 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Production Terminology 

Video Software 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Software 

Video Systems 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Systems 
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  • This lesson covers the primary tools used in video editing and production software. It may be necessary to teach or review the more specialized vocabulary used in this lesson including playhead, timeline, track, clip, fade, and dissolve.

  • Students are naturally drawn to video projects, so encourage your students to extend this lesson by creating a short video tutorial on how to better use the many tools included in the available video editing software. Have students work in pairs or small groups to produce a short video on how to use a specific feature or tool in the software. Students will then present their finished project to the whole group, so that all students have an opportunity to teach and learn something new about this type of software.
S.6.d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.