Introducing New Curriculum for VideoStudio Pro in Education!

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It is my pleasure to announce today at ISTE2012 in San Diego the availability of new curriculum for Corel VideoStudio Pro!

Thanks to its ease-of-use, speed and creativity in video editing, Corel VideoStudio Pro has been growing in education. When we talked to teachers and educational technology administrators, we were consistently asked if we could add curriculum to an offering that has become well-known for ease-of-use and instructional tutorials, whether they’re on YouTube, in our Corel Guide, or on Corel’s Discovery Centre.

The curriculum materials that we’re making available today provide the information students and teachers need to integrate video into their educational plans and deliver a wide range of benefits.

Read on after the jump to learn more about the benefits of Video in the classroom. Starting today you may download Corel’s VideoStudio curriculum materials absolutely free.

Teacher Guide

Corel plans to evolve this curriculum on an ongoing basis, so please do post your feedback in the comments section and help us deliver the best possible tools to support video in Education.

Corel VideoStudio Pro Teacher Guide
All the tools you need to get going with video in the classroom, including evaluation models and 17 sample lesson plans

Corel VideoStudio Pro Student Guide
Comprehensive, 170+page guide to video and VideoStudio in the classroom, including ease-to-follow introductions to key VideoStudio Pro features (version X4 and higher).

Corel Teacher Resources (33MB)
Reusable tools to help teachers capture the power of video. A complete sample project, storyboard template, copyright permission forms, a project planning gant chart template, video log template and more!

And these are all free!

Corel is a big believer in the power of video in education. Corel’s Greg Wood will be presenting at ISTE 2012 this week on aspects of video in education covered in this curriculum–you’ll find him Tuesday at the Digtial Story Telling SIG digital playground.

Here’s an excerpt from our new curriculum that captures how we feel about video in education:

When used as an integral part of the curriculum, video has a number of proven benefits to teachers and students alike:

1. Added stimulus and re-enforcement

The use of digital storytelling in the classroom can actively re-enforce more traditional teaching techniques and has the benefit of engaging all types of learners including visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners.

Students of all ages relate well to video and the very nature of the medium allows you to use this technology to offer added stimulus to more traditional classroom activities.

2. Conceptual Understanding

The use of video within the classroom can assist in providing a greater understanding and conceptual clarity.

The processes involved and discussed in this guide relating to development of digital video projects are designed to help students develop a faster engagement with a topic and often a deeper understanding of ideas than traditional written texts alone can provide.

3. Development of Higher-order Thinking

Working on a digital video storytelling project engages students in a range of processes from original conception through to the final production which encourages and develops higher-order thinking skills.

The stages and processes involved in developing the project often involve problem solving and collaboration, while also assisting students to think logically and sequentially.

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