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Grant Proposal

Safari Montage: Audio and Video


Enhancement for the classroom

Janelle Hanson
Sally Gazaway
Chantal Edmondson

Visionary Leadership in Instructional Technology


Lucas John Jensen, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University
Safari Montage: Audio and Video Enhancement for the classroom
Abstract
Safari Montage is an audio and video program that is used to record classrooms as well as access
videos. “Safari Montage offers an exceptional Learning Object Repository for K-12, pre-stocked
with the best educational videos available and refined software for managing digital resources
created by students, teachers and school districts”(Safari Montage). Teachers have access to the
program, Safari Montage, through the district website as well as an icon on their desktop. Safari
can be accessed at home as well. This program allows the teacher to aide in teaching through
several different applications. Teachers need to know the complete uses for the program to
utilyze it in the classroom. The goals of the project are for teachers to be able to attend the
training, use the program, and access all of the different components of the program. Teachers
will access the program on their county issued laptops and be taken through the program by the
instructor. They will master positioning the cameras to best capture their classroom, using
cameras to create recordings, and accessing videos as well as aides for those videos. Teachers
will also learn how to edit videos and share them. These videos can be used as teaching aides, as
online remediation, or as evidence if needed in the event of a negative situation taking place in
the classroom. The expectation following this training is that every teacher in attendance will
know how to use this program to the full extent of its ability.

Description of Program
The East Metro Atlanta School System is requesting a grant to help fund the professional
development for teachers in order to learn to use the software program, Safari Montage. Each
classroom is equipped with a camera system and an audio enhancement system. The cameras and
recordings are controlled with Safari Montage. The program allows repositioning of the cameras,
recording of classes, ability to edit and share recordings, and can be used to protect both the
students and the teachers.
This program also has pre-loaded channels and videos that can be used in the classroom. Some
videos come with quizzes. These are tools the teachers can use in their classroom if they know
how to access it. We are requesting a grant amount of $2,400 in order to complete this training
for up to 45 participants.

Statement of Need
Currently, when polled, 42 of 107 teachers responded that they feel comfortable with Safari
Montage. 27 responded that they know how to record, but not share. 18 say they are
uncomfortable with all aspects of Safari Montage, and 20 did not respond. This means that at the
least, 45 teachers need more training on the software.

Plan for Implementation


We wish to provide this training in two sessions. One session will be in the afternoon and the
next will take place in the evening. Teachers will have the choice of which session they want to

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go to. The training will take place in a staff development designated classroom space that has
room for 25 participants. A stipend of $50 dollars will be offered for participants, up to 45
participants. The instructor will work four hours at a rate of $35 dollars per hour, equalling a
payment of $140 dollars. Participants will receive a ten page packet that includes screen shot
instructions of the goals we wish the teachers to master. Participants must bring their county-
issued laptop to the training. There are outlets for charging and wifi in the staff development
classroom.

Goals We Desire to Reach


1. We will have 100% attendance at the training by offering two days to choose from.
2. Teachers will learn to control the cameras using Safari Montage by the end of the
training.
3. Teachers will learn to edit and share recordings by the end of the training.
4. Teachers will be able to access quizzes and aides that go along with pre-recorded
material.

Professional Development Timeline

Timeline Activity Goal/objective

1-1:20 or 6-6:20 -A step-by-step demonstration and Participants will be able to


instructions on how to locate locate videos without
videos on Safari Montage. prompting from the instructor.

1:20-1:40 or 6:20-6:40 -A step-by-step demonstration and The participants will be able


instruction on how to locate to locate quizzes and other
quizzes and other instructional instructional aides without
prompting from the instructor.
aides in Safari Montage.

1:40-2:00 or 6:40-7:00 -A step-by-step on how to attach Participants will be able to


the camera to the safari montage attach a camera to their
and use it. profile without prompting
from the instructor.

2:00-2:30 or 7:00-7:30 -Group up and create a Participants will create a


presentation to use with Safari presentation that shows their
Montage. knowledge of the program’s
features.

2:30-3:00 or 7:30-8:00 -Present to class and collect Participants’ presentations


assessment of presentation by the will serve as a summarization
activity to reteach the

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class participants.

Evaluation of Success:
We will poll the teachers following the training. We hope to have teacher responses to increase
to no less than 85 of the 107 responding that they are comfortable with all aspects of the Safari
Montage program.

Following the poll, administrators will advise department heads to have their department
members each show a video of their classroom being recorded to show that they have learned
how to use the program, Safari Montage, to improve their teaching and their students’ success
rates. Department heads will report back to administration about the successes or failures as well
as relay any feedback the teachers offer up during the process. This should take place within one
month of the initial training.

Goal How was goal achieved?

1. We will have 100% attendance at the training


by offering two days to choose from.

2. Teachers will learn to control the cameras


using Safari Montage by the end of the training.

3. Teachers will learn to edit and share recordings


by the end of the training.

4. Teachers will be able to access quizzes and


aides that go along with pre-recorded material.

Course Evaluation: _________Safari Montage Training_____________________


Presenter: __________________________________________________________
Date: ______________________________________________________________
School: ____________________________________________________________

Please rate this professional development by placing a check in the column that best
expresses your satisfaction with this course.
Question Not Fairly Unsure Fairly Very

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satisfied unsatisfied satisfied satisfied

Do you feel satisfied


with how prepared the
presenter was for this
professional
development?

Do you feel satisfied that


you learned enough for
this professional
development to be worth
your time?

Question Not Fairly Unsure Fairly Very


satisfied unsatisfied satisfied satisfied

Do you feel satisfied that


there was enough time
allotted for you to learn
the aspects of the
program as stated in the
goals?

Do you feel satisfied that


you will be able to use
Safari on a daily basis in
your classrooms
following this training?

Suggestions/comments for the instructor:


______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Budget
We are requesting a stipend amount of $50.00 per teacher as typical stipends for this county are
$25.00 per hour of attendance, up to $150.00. We are also requesting an instructor salary of
$35.00 per hour for four hours of work. Finally, we are requesting the cost of a ream of copy
paper in order to provide packets with instructions and screenshots so the participants have a
place to refer back to once the training has completed.

Item/Service Justification Cost

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Stipend to teachers $50 for the session x 45 $2,250
teachers

Instructor’s salary $35 x 4 hours of instruction $140

Materials Packet with screen shots of $5


steps to take. 10 pages each x
45 copies = 450 copies. One
ream of copy paper.

Total $2,395

Work cited
Safari Montage (Producer). (2016). Safari Montage Learning Object Repository Overview
[mp4]. Available from https://www.youtube.com/user/safarimontage

Appendix A

Poll performed in Alcovy High School via survey monkey on the knowledge and usage of the
Safari Montage platform.

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Results:
Currently, when polled, 42 of 107 teachers responded that they feel comfortable with Safari
Montage. 27 responded that they know how to record, but not share. 18 say they are
uncomfortable with all aspects of Safari Montage, and 20 did not respond. This means that at the
least, 45 teachers need more training on the software.