Saturday, February 28, 2009

Basic Concepts for High School Media Projects

Having just given a media project, as well as a workshop to teachers on assigning said media projects, it became evident to me that both teachers and students need an introduction to certain "big ideas". Let me see if I can't carve out a basic "table of contents" for what such an introduction would contain:

Windows Concepts
  1. Files and file extensions
  2. Directories
  3. Networking
  4. Storage
Hardware Concepts
  1. Cameras and camcorders
  2. Storage media
  3. Card readers
  4. Transfer cables
  5. Capturing
Software Concepts
  1. Project files
  2. Media file types
  3. Codecs
  4. Conversion
Media Concepts
  1. Clips
  2. Resolution
  3. Frames per second
  4. Audio
  5. Compression and quality
Copyright Concepts
  1. Copyright law
  2. Derivative works
  3. Fair use
  4. Public domain
  5. Waived Copyrights (Copyleft; Creative Commons)
  6. Giving credit

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