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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Creating DV community?

I've just been listening to this brilliant interview with Lynda Weinman (of Lynda.com fame). One of my absolute heros in the Flash world, as her site features numerous online tutorials. Towards the end of the interview she was asked what she finds interesting and exciting online at the moment, and to no great surprise, she mentioned YouTube. The particular reference was to a Stephen Colbert 's green-screen challenge (sorry if you know about this already). How brilliant an introduction to school kids and chromakey would this be? Not only would they be learning about shooting and editing dv, but they would then be involved in community of learning, when they saw what others had done with the footage. This idea could easily be modified to other educational scenarios. Wow.


Anonymous Ian Stuart said...

Yes but Youtube is not allowed in schools because some of the content is horrendous.
If anyone comes across a video upload site appropriate for school use could they post it

1:14 pm  
Blogger Lynne said...

Is it not possible to unblock only the page you want to see? I asked for 2 pages to be unblocked, not the whole site, but was told no because there was unsuitable material on Youtube. However I managed to get the videos on two other sites so was able to use them anyway.

5:44 pm  
Anonymous Ian Stuart said...

Its not the getting material I am interested in Lynne. I am looking for an appropriate site to upload video's

7:39 pm  
Blogger Lynne said...

Sorry that was meant to be a general question! There is unsuitable material on Youtube etc, of course there is, but for me as a language teacher there is also a valuable source of appropriate, motivating material, and it frustrates me when I can't use it.

8:11 pm  
Blogger ab said...

It frustrates me too - but I understand why the LA takes the line of blocking unsuitable content. The liberal part of me would much rather we taught our kids how to deal with it, but most internet policies are by their very nature conservative!

I found a site explaining how to build a FLV uploader site in Flash Ian, so it could be something we tried to do in-house as it were?

8:26 am  
Anonymous Ian Stuart said...

Progressive download works really well within school and I have tried it too a limited extent on the school website using audio progressive download. It works great http://www.islay.argyll-bute.sch.uk/English/index.html
I am sure the network team must love it really.

3:08 pm  

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