AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

Keywords in iPhoto ’08 for Organizing Video

an video podcast by Samuel Sennott

You may be preparing student learning portfolios, creating a video and photo enhanced blog to show student progress, or may be recording video in the midst of a research project. Whatever the case, this post seeks to help you create an easily organized and search able database for these precious clips of video. In the latest version, iPhoto ’08, you can add keywords quickly and efficiently, allowing an easily archived and searched database.

Watch the video podcast here or download a pdf of the help page from iPhoto:
Creating or Changing Keywords in iPhoto

Whether you are organizing for project name, lesson name, teaching technique, quality of filming or content, prompting levels, or student description, the point is that you can begin to have these types of categories as tags or keywords. Then you will have a powerful ability to search and find just video clips with those keywords.

Additionally, utilizing the events features of iPhoto ’08, as well as the ability to create multiple libraries are future topics that may be helpful in this ongoing process.


April 1, 2008 - Posted by | AAC, research, Special Education, video | , , ,


  1. This is an excellent feature of iPhoto. To take it to the next level, you can use Quick Group shortcuts, so kids can assign keywords to activities. This can be set up with an intellikeys keyboard and/or SwitchXS.
    Once you have those keywords set up, you have such a wide variety of activities that can utilize the keyword feature. I have used it so students using an Intellikeys keyboard can make and run customized slideshows by selecting only one button.

    Comment by Mark | April 1, 2008 | Reply

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    Comment by Kelsi Poczobut | December 18, 2012 | Reply

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