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Clipchamp – Video trim, blur, and compression

Clipchamp is an easy to use browser based video editor provided by Microsoft. The current free version is a great option for students who need to trim, obscure identities (AKA “blur”), and compress edTPA videos.

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edTPA Camera Selection

Most EDHD students have the following camera options available to them, each has pros and cons. The best solution for you depends on your classroom environment, equipment availability, and your tech comfort level.

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iPhone Camera settings for edTPA

The default iPhone camera settings will record video in high definition and create extremely large file sizes. This is not necessary for edTPA requirements and many students encounter problems while transferring and uploading these large files. Students should use these … Continue reading

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NEW GEAR: Xyron XM4400 Laminator

The TRC recently installed a Xyron XM4400 cold laminator. It uses a 38″ wide laminate roll and instantly bonds to paper without any heat or warmup time. The intended purpose of the machine is to complement our poster printing service, … Continue reading

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NEW GEAR: Automatic Laminator

The TRC has purchased a fully automatic pouch-free lamination machine. It works like the document feeder found on most copiers. Put a stack of letter size pages in the feed tray, the machine will pull individual pages through it one … Continue reading

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Heavyweight Construction Paper

The EDHD Technology & Resource Center materials have expanded to now include heavyweight construction paper sized 9X12 and 12X18.  Each size comes in 12 colors.  This is in addition to our previous offering of lightweight construction paper, which also comes … Continue reading

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Zoom Q2n camera tips for edTPA recording

The TRC camera inventory includes over 125 Zoom Q2n video cameras for circulation. These cameras are very compact and unobtrusive with wide angle lenses and high quality microphones. They were originally designed for recording live music events but also work … Continue reading

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Signing into BGSU Google accounts

This information pertains to the BGSU instance of Google accounts automatically available to select EDHD courses. Most can open a web browser on their computer and go to: OR if the browser is already logged into a google account, … Continue reading

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Restarting classroom computers

ITS has removed shutdown and restart from the Windows Start menu on the Dell computers in all campus classrooms. There now is an icon (shown below) on the desktop to restart these computers. It is recommended to use this after … Continue reading

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NEW GEAR: Bluetooth headset – Logitech Zone Wireless

The TRC has a collection of over 40 USB wired headsets that have been part of our inventory for several years. Like these: Over the summer I had a few requests to accommodate situations that required wireless headsets but … Continue reading

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