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Multimedia Education Resources KET Media Lab Workshops

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Start or expand a school video news program...Make moving Digital Storytelling projects...Explore greenscreen video effects that put students in any place or time in history...Use iPads, iPhones, and apps to make multimedia projects for all subjects in less time and for less money. Enjoy one of our KET Media Lab workshops, then stay for a career-readiness tour of KET's multimedia production facility!


WHAT and WHERE: Through a generous grant from AT&T, KET offers free workshops for Kentucky students and educators in the KET Media Lab at the KET Network Center in Lexington. We hope you'll join us in the KET Media Lab to explore ways to make project-based learning exciting, meaningful, and memorable with multimedia tools and resources!

PRESENTERS: Workshop instructors include KET education consultants as well as other KET education and production division staff, with occasional guest presenters.

HOW AND WHEN: Choose from the list of current KET Media Lab workshops for students and teachers and e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263. We'll work with you to arrange a visit that suits your needs and schedule. Kentucky schools, homeschools, community service organizations, and government social agencies are welcome to schedule year-round student, teacher, and staff workshops during weekday hours from 8:30 am 5:00 pm ET, M-F. Evening workshops can be arranged, and workshop start times and durations are negotiable to suit travel needs. Seating is limited to 30 participants per workshop, with a few extra seats available for teachers, guides, and observers. Schools and groups may also bring lunches and eat at KET. All required equipment and software for workshops is provided.

KET Media Lab Workshops

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ADD A TOUR! Those bringing students for a workshop are welcome to also schedule a tour of KET, which can last from 30 minutes to an hour and which features various jobs and skills of KET staff used to produce multimedia resources and TV programming — our tours are great for career readiness! Most of our staff are Kentucky born and educated and many have children in Kentucky schools. We enjoy encouraging the young to enter fields we chose, perhaps to join KET one day to carry on its good works. Please contact at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263 to schedule a visit.

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Homeschools, government social agencies, and community service organizations are welcome!
Several non-profit groups and homeschool organizations have enjoyed our free KET Media Lab workshops and tours, and we welcome the opportunity to share our resources. If you're interested in bringing your group to KET, please contact at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263 to schedule a visit. Pictured above with her mom is our youngest homeschool participant to date. Media Lab workshops are designed for elementary through college-level students, but an eager youngster who shows up in jammies with a bunny is always welcome.


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NEW Workshops

New Workshop Series: Online Resources for Classroom Projects - for students and teachers

New in the iOS Video Production Workshop Series:

Coming soon...

For more information and to make workshop reservations, e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263.

In Development: KET Webinars

Can't make the drive to KET? With recent improvements to Kentucky school Internet connectivity and resources, and some planned updates to our own, we're working on bringing some KET Media Lab presentations and webinars online, so stay tuned!

For more information and to make workshop reservations, e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263.

Here are workshops for students and educators that are available by request year-round. Add a tour of KET for a useful and exciting field trip!

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SCHOOLS planning to visit the KET Media Lab for a student workshop are also welcome to schedule a tour of KET's multimedia production facility. Private and homeschool teachers and students are welcome, as well as community service organizations and government social agencies. Please contact at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263 if you'd like to explore how our resources can help your organization. Join us at KET for Media Lab workshops you can use to make your own multimedia-based projects for subjects across the curriculum, and take a career-readiness tour of KET!

Note: specific equipment and software used are noted in individual workshop titles.

WORKSHOP TITLES BY GROUP

Audience

Content Area(s)

 Length

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION:
Video production, animation, digital storytelling, photography, and more for using multimedia in classroom projects

Teachers and staff, all grades; students, appropriate grades All

1.5-3 hours

Basic Camcorder Video Production (using pcs, video cameras, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Basic Video Editing (using pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Digital Storytelling Methods and Resources (using digital still cameras, pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All 1.5-3 hours
Greenscreen Effects for Video Production (using pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Photography Basics and Resources (using digital cameras, pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1-3 hours

Photoshop Elements Graphics Program (using pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Stop Motion Animation for the Classroom (using digital still cameras, pcs, pc software, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR CLASSROOM PROJECTS: Useful oline tools that help students express themselves and present information

Teachers and staff, all grades All

1.5-3 hours

Creating a Web Presence for Your Classroom (using pcs, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-2 hours

Engage Students with KET EncycloMedia's Interactive Features (using pcs or iPads and other portable devices, web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 9-20 All

1-2 hours

Google Resources for Educators (using pcs, portable devices, and web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-2 hours

Infographics for Classroom Projects (using pcs and web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-2 hours

Powtoon for Beginners - (using pcs and web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-2 hours

iPADS, iPHONES AND APPS FOR MULTIMEDIA: Devices and apps for making effective student multimedia projects easy, inexpensive, and fun

Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Recording and Editing Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Greenscreen Effects Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Animation Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Design Your Own Workshop: Ask us if we can tailor a workshop to your needs.

Teachers and staff, all grades; students, appropriate grades All

TBD

Descriptions of KET Media Lab Workshops by Title

We'll be adding new workshop titles from time to time, so if you have an idea for one you'd like us to develop please let us know by contacting , KET.

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Basic Camcorder Video Production

Led by regional KET Education Consultants and other KET staff, this hands-on workshop introduces the basics of video production using a camcorder or camera and pc, along with the basic jobs and procedures of a video news gathering crew. Help your students learn how to plan and record events and news stories, interview students and teachers, and get useable and interesting video and audio every time!

Topics include:

Audience:Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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Basic Video Editing

This hands-on workshop shows how to edit using inexpensive or free video editing software. PCs are used in this workshop, and the basic methods and techniques also apply to Mac and other PC editing software titles. Laptops, video camcorders, and other equipment are provided by the KET Media Lab.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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Creating a Web Presence for your Classroom

Learn free and easy ways to create and publish web pages: a class or club web page, a homework page for communicating with parents and students, and more.  Easily add media to your website through gadgets, widgets, and embed codes. Great for adding a site to share your student-produced videos and other multimedia projects, it's easier than you think.

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Content Areas: All

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Digital Storytelling: Methods and Resources

The Center for Digital Storytelling describes the Digital Storytelling method of video production as, "A short, first person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds." There are many ways to make digital stories using video cameras, still digital cameras, computers, scanners, and various software titles. Our workshop shares how to build digital stories and other classroom multimedia projects with easy methods and inexpensive or free resources.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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Engage Students with KET EncycloMedia's Interactive Features

Looking for online resources that engage student interest and curiosity in new and exciting ways? This workshop explores the interactive features of KET EncycloMedia and other related interactive games and websites. Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia now include features that empower teachers and students to create interactive web interfaces for sharing and exploring not only resources from these massive collections of multimedia, but also their own original content. These new features are perfect for use in Blended and Flipped learning situations. Experience how KET’s online resources meet current education standards while addressing multiple intelligence levels and diverse learning styles. For an in-depth experience, schedule additional time to design your own classroom activities and lessons using KET resources.

Audience: Teachers and staff, 9-20; students, grades 9-20
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Content Areas: All
Web tools: Discovery Builder Tools, PBS LearningMedia tools, and other useful web resources/tools as they develop

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Google Resources for Educators

This workshop focuses on four free Google for education web tools: Documents, Calendars, Picasa, and Sites (web pages). Used in combination, these tools give educators the ability to create a dynamic and useful class site that can serve as a gateway to information, class materials including student-produced videos, and important online resources.  Attendees will leave this workshop with a Google Site that they can continue to develop, and a general knowledge of Google online tools for educators. iOS apps for iPads offer a similar free set of free Google apps that can be used with the free system: Google Drive, which gives access to Google Documents, with editing; Snapseed, an image creator and editor, and more. iOS apps will be discussed but workshop emphasis will be on the pc-based online resources. Please open a free Google account and a Google calendar in advance of this workshop.

Audience: Teachers and staff, grades K-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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Greenscreen Effects for Video Production

This workshop provides basic introduction to use of the popular chromakey (greenscreen/bluescreen) video effect seen everywhere in movies and on tv, and commonly found as a feature in basic editing programs such as Pinnacle Studio and iMovie. This hands-on group workshop explores the use of the effect in projects such as school news programs and announcements, and in classroom projects across subject areas including English studies, social studies, science, arts, and foreign language. Laptops, software, and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All


Infographics for Classroom Projects

Infographics are everywhere now and it is clear why: they are a great way to share bites of information in an engaging and effective way.  Applications for students include any kind of research report, timelines, and literary analysis. In this workshop, students will see sample infographics, discuss possible uses, and create a basic infographic using free online tools like Piktochart.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1-3 hours
Content Areas: All

iOS WORKSHOPS: iPADS, iPHONES, and APPS for MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

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iPads, iPhones, and Apps: Animation

This workshop shows how iPads, iPhones, and apps can easily be used to make fun and useful classroom video animation projects. Examples of equipment, camera and audio recording and editing processes, and finished projects will be shared. Participants will make animated short videos. Note: Methods demonstrated can be used with other portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Digital Storytelling

The Center for Digital Storytelling describes the Digital Storytelling method of video production as, "A short, first person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds." There are many ways to make digital stories using video cameras, still digital cameras, computers, scanners, and various software titles. Our new, iPad/iPhone workshop shares how to build digital stories and other classroom multimedia projects with easy methods and inexpensive or free resources in a lot less time. Note: Methods demonstrated can be used with other portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production:
Greenscreen Effects

This workshop demonstrates using Apple iPads and apps to make exciting classroom video production projects using popular greenscreen (chromakey) effects. Greenscreen effects replace video backgrounds with different pictures or videos. They're used everywhere in film and on tv, and once students experience how it's done their imaginations quickly suggest applications for entertaining and meaningful classroom projects for many subjects. In addition to the classic weather-person in front of a map, students can appear to be interviewing famous people in convincing historical settings for a video/social studies project; news programs can include rotating backgrounds to match seasons or events, share special events, or feature students; language class projects can show students appearing to converse in foreign countries; and more! Note: Methods demonstrated can be used with other portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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iPads and Apps for Video Production: Basic Recording and Editing

Time and expense needed to produce a video projects is cut dramatically by using portable devices like iPads and iPhones. The process is also a lot easier to teach at all levels. Workshop participants record and assemble a short edited video project while learning best practices for iPad video production. Note: methods demonstrated can be used with similar Android-based portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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Photography Basics and Resources

This workshop explores basic photography methods for taking interesting and useful still pictures for classroom projects, along with various free and inexpensive software and resources for picture editing and enhancement. Laptops, Adobe Photoshop Elements and other software, digital still cameras and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab. Topics and skills covered translate well to most graphics programs and across computer systems.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1-3 hours
Content Areas: All


Photoshop Elements Graphics Program - Introduction

Learn the basic use of Adobe Photoshop Elements (Win/Apple) photo/graphics software for editing digital still photographs and graphics for classroom projects. Laptops, Photoshop Elements and other software, digital still cameras, PC drawing tablets, and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab. Topics and skills covered translate well to most graphics programs and computer systems.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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Powtoon for Beginners - A Web Resource for Animation Projects

Come to KET and learn to use this easy and fun animation tool.  Powtoon comes with stock graphics and music, but allows you to import images as well as upload or record a voiceover.  Flipped classroom videos, how to videos, PSAs or digital stories are just a few possible instructional uses.  In this session, you will see a few examples, discuss possible uses, and make your first Powtoon!

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Content Areas: All

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Stop-Motion Animation for the Classroom

This fun hands-on workshop introduces the basics of stop-motion animation and how it can be used in a classroom setting to engage students and help them learn. In this workshop participants produce a short animation from storyboard to finished video using PC-based equipment in the KET Media Lab.

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Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

Design Your Own Workshop

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Contact us to talk about setting up a customized workshop. Possibilities include advanced video production, Apple Final Cut Pro editing software, and applications in other content areas.

Audience: Teachers, staff, and students, grades K-20
Length: TBD
Content Areas: TBD

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