More on Technology Integration

As a follow up to the CBEI/WEC workshop on landscape change, I thought I’d post a few other notes about video production and other technology.

This nicely done video/geovisualization is an inspiring combination of the technologies explored at the workshop, from Walter Poleman’s Google mapping exercise to still photos to video production. This was produced by Encyclopedia of Life, an organization working with technology to teach about biodiversity.

If you’re really interested in technology integration, you might want to check out the Building Learning Communities conference, held each summer in Boston. I have not been to the conference, but I’ve heard that its organizer Alan November is quite good. This year’s conference features a number of preconference workshops, including one on video production.



Video Production at the CBEI Landscape Change Workshop

On February 8, 41 educators braved a winter storm to attend a CBEI workshop focused on landscape change on the Burlington, Vermont waterfront. One of the goals of the workshop was to model appropriate and vibrant use of technology in watershed studies. Four breakout groups explored technologies ranging from GPS and Google mapping to video production.

Six educators and CBEI partners produced the following video, with the aim of getting opinions on possible future uses of the Burlington waterfront, particularly in the context of discussion of the redevelopment of the Moran Plant and “north 40” property. The group crafted questions, conducted interviews, and produced the video in two hours. A couple of hours of work after the conference went into additional editing. The video was produced using an iPhone and Canon Rebel T3i for filming and Microsoft Movie Maker and Audacity for editing (see the WEC Shared Resources Wiki for more video production tools).