Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Elinor Scheirer

Second Advisor

Dr. Jim Mittelstadt

Third Advisor

Dr. Sharian Deering


We are living in an information based society that has resulted in the availability of new technology for use by students and teachers. The video camera is an ideal tool for disseminating information and teaching skills; it is easy to use, produces immediate results and feedback, and catches the students' attention in an instant. Yet, many teachers shy away from incorporating the video camera as a part of their classroom curriculum. Some are wary of the camera itself. Others fail to see its potential as a part of their classroom curriculum since there are already many skills to be taught during the school day. Child-created video has value as a part of the curriculum. Therefore, support in the form of a manual written for teachers will make the video camera user-friendly for both teachers and their students.

Child-created video can become an integral part of the classroom curriculum. Since there are no prerequisite skills to film making (Cox, 1983), it is appropriate for all age levels. This project resulted in the production of a manual designed for use by teachers and their students in the Duval County (Florida) School System. The manual gives sequential instructions for the planning and production of a child-created video production. Activities that enhance camera skills and visual techniques are included. The manual was evaluated by teachers and personnel familiar with classroom video production techniques who then made recommendations as to it's usefulness as a guide for teachers.

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