Task10

Task 10:  PBL Video Presentation (Digital Story)
STEP 1: Capture videos and take pictures 
  • Your movie should contain picture(s), video capture(s),  and text
  • Try to find a quality camcorder/digital camera for taking pictures and recording your video.
  • Make sure you will be recording in a quite place without the background noise when you record your videos and narrate your script.
  • The quality of the movie and sound will effect your chance to participate to the PBL Movie contest(www.distco.org/pbl) and PBL Website Contest.
  • Please see DISTCO PBL rubric for details on the evaluation of the video for the contest. Also, please check www.distco.org/rules for the the video requirements ( length, size, video format, etc.)
  • Do not shake the camera! If you are using iPhone or iPad never hold them vertical while recording!
  • Always wear your school uniform if you are capturing or taking pictures out of school. For example when at home.
  • Never give any private information in the movie (your name, your family, address, etc..)
  • Have a nice and clean background in your pictures and videos
  • Make sure your workspace/table is organized and clean
  • Make sure your narration is audible and the sound in your video is loud enough
  • Adjust the brightness and contrast of your movie 
  • The materials , procedure and the action part should clearly be labeled and identified in your video.
  • Smile and enjoy the activity during the recording
  • Everyone is smart enough to notice whether you are reading the scripts from somewhere or not, so please respect the audience! Relax and be natural, you are not reporting the news! Have fun with the science when recording!
  • If you don't want to be seen in the movie, prepare your video in a format where you only narrate your script (speaking in the background) without showing yourself. This is also an easy way if you are not good at speaking in front of camera or if you cannot memorize the script.

STEP 2: Create your video by using a video software

  • You can use any device and software to render your video. Consider using one of the following software: Apple iMovie, Microsoft Movie Maker, YouTube Video Editor, WeVideo, PhotoStory 3, or Power Points. 
  • Each program has its strengths and advantages. Please see available tutorials on this page.
  • Try to use a 4:3 or 16:9 ratio for your screen size so that there will be no black borders around your video.
  • All pictures should be original and taken by you during the investigation of your project. If you need to use copyrighted images from internet, please follow the proper citing guidelines as explained Iin the "Copyright Issues" section of DISTCO PBL Rules at  www.distco.org/rules 
  • Consider having a picture when you transition from one video clip to another in your presentation 
  • Try to keep the video presentation short (between 2-4 minutes), you can speed up or slow down parts of your video capture depending on your need.

STEP 3: Activate your YouTube Channel

  • Use the instructions from Task 4 Step 2 (5b) if you haven't activated Your YouTube Channel before
  • If the YouTube is blocked or you do not want to use YouTube, you may use Google Drive for uploading your videos.

STEP 4:Upload your Video Presentation (Digital Story) to your YouTube channel or Google Drive

While you are uploading the movie to YouTube;
  • Name your video in this format: Name of Project + STEM SOS PBL 
            Such as "Hovercraft - STEM SOS PBL Level 2 Project" or "Weather Balloon - STEM SOS PBL Level 3 Project"
  • Add following tags to video on YouTube
STEM SOS Model, STEM SOS, STEMSOS, STEM Projects, PBL, PBL Project, Science, Math, hands-on, STEM educators, Race to the Top, personalized learning, 21th century skills, 5E, experiment ,inquiry, collaboration, RTT, STEM Fields, Project-based Learning,
  • Also add tags about your school.
            Such as if you are going to Harmony Schools, you may add "Harmony STEM, Harmony Public Schools, Harmony Charter Schools, Harmony Science,T-STEM"
  • Write a brief introduction of your project for the description part of your YouTube Video.
  • Add your website link to the description part
  • Add the text below about STEM SOS Model:
STEM SOS is a rigorous, interdisciplinary, standards-focused, and engaging STEM teaching approach that is teacher-facilitated, student-centered and directed through sets of project- and inquiry-based (P&IBL) projects. This PBL approach is to maintain the focus on standards-based teaching while enriching and extending the learning of students through PBL projects. The goal is to promote not only collaborative skills and student ownership of learning but also to promote student success in state and national standards.
  • Set up the privacy of your YouTube video by using its privacy settings. There are 3 privacy options for a video on YouTube:
  1. Public: Anyone can search and view your video (if you think the quality of your video is good and you want more people to view it)
  2. Unlisted: only people who have the link to the video can view it (Recommended it)
  3. Private: A private video can only be seen by you and the users you select (Not Recommended. A private video may not play in your website.)
NOTE TO STUDENTS:

If you are unsure about the quality of your video or the content of your video, set its privacy setting to "unlisted". Wait to hear from your teachers about the quality of your video, if approved, you may make your video  "public"

  • If the YouTube is blocked or you do not want to use YouTube, you may use Google Drive for uploading your videos.
NOTE TO STUDENTS:

If you uploaded your movie to Google Drive, you can change its privacy options by using the Share button. Same privacy options should be available for a video on Google Drive too. 

Here is a sample video uploaded to YouTube with correct name and description

STEP 5: Inserting your PBL video to your HOMEPAGE.

You haven't add anything to your homepage so far. Now it is time to add your PBL Video Presentation (Digital Story) to your homepage.

  • Change the name of your webpage and name it in this format; STEM SOS PBL+ Name of Project + 2015 . For example, "hsa2015tony24" is a wrong name for  website , "STEM SOS PBL - Hovercraft 2015" is correct.
  • If you have done Level II project, then write a brief introduction with the driving question of your project between the project title and your inserted video on the homepage.
  • If you have done Level III project, then write an abstract (summary of research) for your project. This abstract should be between 200 and 300 words. Abstract should be written between the project title and your inserted video on the homepage.
  • Insert the link of the movie by using insert menu. Choose INSERT>Youtube for a You Tube movie or choose INSERT>Google Drive>Video for a video on Google Drive.
  • Center the movie and change the layout by using layout menu.
  • You will insert a project brochure in the next task.

Google Science Fair Tips:

Add a short summary of your project to this page and embed either a 2 minute video overview using YouTube or a 20 slide presentation using Google Docs. Please note that the contents of the video you post, as with all other information posted to your Google Site, will be viewable by the public.

See the sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOX8SxgVoY see also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN2R4wGHAao






https://sites.google.com/a/harmonytx.org/pbl/distco-pbl




In order to edit your video, you may use one of the following programs. 
Please check out tutorials below for more information:


STUDENT TRAINING MATERIALS 

HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY 
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) with Youtube Video Editor
www.youtube.com/editor

YouTube Video

Free Video Download for background music

HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) IN MOVIE MAKER 1


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HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) IN MOVIE MAKER 2


Written Tutorial
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HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) IN PHOTO STORY 3



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HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) IN WEVIDEO-PART 1



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HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY
(PBL VIDEO PRESENTATION) IN 
WEVIDEO-PART 2



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