Always check your content area Handbook for specific requirements listed in the "Evidence Chart." We support the technical requirements by providing the following User Guides and general instructions.
You MUST check Task 2, "What Do I Need to Do?" section of your program handbook to determine:
- Number of clips required or allowed;
- Length of clip(s);
- Which students can or must be included in the clip (i.e. whole class? small group? focus learners?).
When naming each videoclip file, include the number of the lesson shown in the clip: Lesson 2 Clip 1, Lesson 2 Clip 2 (or Early Childhood, Learning Experience 2 Clip 1, etc.)
Task 2: Instruction & Video
- Student Video/Media Consent Forms
- Recommended Prep with Cooperating Teacher
- Reserving, Checkout, Return Video Camcorder
- Using Camera
- Downloading, Editing & Compressing Video
- Uploading Video to TaskStream
- Deleting Video from Zi10 Camcorder
- Other Video Assignments (iPad, Phone, iTunes)
You MUST check with personnel (principal, classroom teacher, other) if Department of Education “Consent to videotape a student for non-profit use” form is on file and up-to-date for each student in your classroom. If not (or if you are not sure), you MUST collect consent forms for all the students in your class prior to videotaping.
- Make arrangements for your cooperating teacher to assist you with video recording OR arrange for another student teacher in your school to videotape you.
- Decide together in advance where your students will be during the lesson and where the tripod and camcorder will be placed.
- Set-up the tripod in a safe location that will capture the picture and audio of your teaching and class participation. Ask the cooperating teacher to follow you with the camcorder/tripod if/when you work with small groups.
- Try not to stand in front of window light or have the camera face window light directly.
There are many camcorders that produce a clear picture and good sound quality that will enable you to capture the key elements of your lesson, including teacher-student and student-student interactions. You do not need professional equipment, so if you own a camcorder you are comfortable with, you might just want to borrow a tripod.
To borrow equipment from Lehman College, you MUST complete the Reservation Form linked to your TaskStream account.Go to your Student Teaching or Internship DRF > open left navigation folder for edTPA Support Materials > top link = reservation form.
REQUEST: Camcorder bundle + tripod
Includes: Camcorder, tripod, 2 batteries, battery charger cord, USB download extension cable, case
LEHMAN ID: You must present your valid Lehman ID to pick-up the equipment.
FROM DATE OF REQUEST TO DATE OF RETURN = 4 DAYS MAXIMUM, LESS IF POSSIBLE.
We have a limited number of video cameras for students to reserve, so to meet the demand PLEASE schedule your request for the shortest time period possible. You MUST download your video prior to returning the video camera (include time for that in your scheduled request). After download, delete your video. Otherwise, once cameras are returned, your video will be deleted.
NOTIFICATION: Completing this form is ONLY a request, you will receive notification of confirmation by email. Students requesting video cameras for the EdTPA Certification Requirement will receive priority reservations.
ALERT: If you do not pick-up the camera at the scheduled time, your reservation may default and be given to the next person. PLEASE return on-time for the next user!
All USER GUIDES FOR THE Zi10 CAMCORDER are available below and on our User Guide page.
Please check the battery charge in advance of recording. Each battery will last approx. 1.5 hour (one and a half hours).
- Using the Kodak Zi10 [PDF]
- Charging the Battery [PDF]
- Zi10 + Using the Tripod [PDF]
- Downloading Video from Zi10 - MAC [PDF]
- Downloading Video from Zi10 - PC [PDF]
Using Other Camcorders
- Sony, Bloggie and Flip Video User Guides
- Above guides are available at Educational Technology User Guides (scroll down on page)
- Download MPEG Streamclip [PDF]
- Select Clips (Edit) Using MPEG Streamclip [PDF]
- Compress Video Using MPEG Streamclip [PDF]
- Download & Compress Using "Any Video Converter" [PDF]
- NOTE: Any Video Converter will compress smaller than MPEG Streamclip, but MPEG Streamclip also has an editing feature.
Compressing Video Using MovieMaker or iMovie
Guides from TaskStream:
- You are welcome to use any video technology to complete the edTPA, although student engagement and clear audio are needed for submission.
Last modified: Oct 17, 2013