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Getting Started: DigiSites

This guide will tell you what is needed to create a DigiSites entry. For full competition steps, from registration to submission, please go to the DigiSites Overview page.

In order to create a DigiMedia entry, you will need the following:

Camera or Camcorder

Creating original media, such as photos or videos, will earn students more points in the DigiSites competition.

Digital cameras - even the old or least expensive ones - can serve as a way to capture photos and record videos.

Many devices and cellphones that many students have nowadays, like iPod Touch and iPhone, can capture photos and record videos as well. However, because these are not equipments dedicated for these purposes, the quality will not be as good; but nonetheless these are options you should consider, especially if your budget is limited.

Buying Guides

The links below can help you pick which camera or camcorder is right for you and your students.


Need help narrowing down your choices? Digital cameras and camcorders are not created equal! We highly advise you to read product reviews before you buy.

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Image/Photo Programs

These programs are used to create web graphics such as banners or edit and develop photographs. Adobe Photoshop is notably the most popular image editing program, but don't limit your options to just this. There are other programs that are less expensive, and although they are less capable, they may be a better place to start for students who had never done image/photo editing. Also, if your students own iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone) or Android devices with a good camera, they can also use apps to edit photos right in their devices.

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Video Programs

Choosing the right video editor is important. If you only have a limited amount of time, choose a basic video editing program that students can learn pretty quickly. If you have plenty of time, the more advanced video editing programs can be a good choice, but be sure to have a coach who is extremely proficient with the programs because the less technical savvy students will have trouble figuring out the programs by themselves.

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Audio Programs

Without a dedicated microphone during recording, sound quality tend to suffer. Audio editors can help improve this.

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