This section guides you through the
basics of using the "Car of the Future" Open Content Web site.
computer with high-speed
QuickTime or Windows Media
Player, for previewing clips
hard drive storage for clip
downloads (clips range in size from about about 2 MB to 12 MB)
You can find
clips four ways from the "Car of the Future" Open Content Web
By Scene: This links you
to an index of 30 scene clips, commonly referred to as B-roll.
By Topic: Choose from
among 13 topics (or choose all) to get a listing of interviews and scenes on
By Interview: Choose from
among nine topics (or choose all) to get a listing of interviews on that topic.
By Keyword: Type in your
own keyword to find interviews and scenes that contain your keyword.
Click on a
clip title from the search results to select it. From the clip page, you can
preview and/or download the clip. (To view clips online, you will need to have
QuickTime or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.) When downloading
clips, be sure students have individual project folders into which they can
save the clips they wish to use. If you have limited class time, a slow
Internet connection, and/or a limited number of computers, consider downloading
clips that you want students to use before assigning an activity.
several clips and guide students through the process of how to make a video
using a video-editing tool. The Open Content Web site does not include a video-editing tool. If you wish students
to edit video clips from the site, you will need software such as iMovie (for
Macs) or Movie Maker (for PCs). If you or your students are not familiar with
the available software, you may want to edit together a simple
"video" from two or three clips first before proceeding with more
involved activities. The Video Production and Editing Tips section in
this Teachers section contains tips on making videos and links to guides on how
to use iMovie and Movie Maker.
students find a place to post their videos. File hosting is not currently
available on the Open Content Web site. However, if you post completed videos
on another site, such as YouTube, you can include the link to your video in the
Comments section on the Share Your Videos page, or submit the link to
NOVA using the Feedback form on that page. NOVA will spotlight selected videos.
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