When recording video for the UITPA, check the photo and camera settings on the device you are using to be sure that you are not recording in the highest quality setting. Most devices will automatically default to the best HD setting. If you record this video in high definition, the amount of time to download it from your device and upload it to Taskstream is excessive.
For instance, if I go to the settings menu on my iPhone and visit Photos & Camera, I have an option to choose 1080p HD at 30 fps or 720 HD at 30 fps. Choosing 720 saves a lot of space and means that videos will download much faster.
Below are links to resources for the UITPA
Video Editing Software Suggestions
- A general overview of free video applications available for download and use.
- iMovie is an Apple only platform video software (see drop-down below).
- Windows Live Movie Maker is a PC only, free application (see drop-down below).
- We Video is a free software that works on all platforms, PC or Mac.
Tips and resources for video recording for EDCI assignments
- Tips on how to upload a video successfully to TaskStream
- Since TaskStream's max file size upload is 500MB, BEFORE recording, verify you are NOT recording in HD on any smart device.
- The Doceo Center's Kodak cameras are available to checkout for recordings. They are handy since they do not default to recording in HD.
Lastly, below is a document that gives more pointers for how to create, edit, and upload a video to TaskStream with either Apple or PC devices.
Below are available online practice tests and study materials.
ETS Praxis site & updates
- Elementary Ed: MS Social Studies Subtest
- Elementary Ed: MS Science Subtest
- Elementary Ed: MS Reading Language Arts Subtest
- Elementary Ed: MS Mathematics Subtest
- Reading Specialist
- English Language Arts Content Knowledge
- Mathematics: Content Knowledge
- Middle School Mathematics
- General Science: Content Knowledge (computer)
- World & US History: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Art: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Special Ed: Preschool/Early Childhood (computer)
- Special Ed: Preschool/Early Childhood (paper — available for checkout in the GSCC. Study materials are the same as computer version.)
- Special Ed: Core Know Mild Mod App (computer)
- Spanish: World Language
- English to Speakers of Other Language (computer)
- Middle School English Language Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (paper — available for checkout in the GSCC. Study materials are the same as computer version.)
- Social Studies: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Physical Education: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Health Education
- Ag Science
- Middle School Science
- Earth & Space Science: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Biology: Content Knowledge (computer)
- Government/Political Science (computer)
- Middle School Social Studies (computer)
- Principles of Learning & Teaching: K-6 (computer)
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge
- Library Media Specialist (computer)
- Psychology (computer)
There are interactive practice tests available for candidates to purchase, allowing candidates an opportunity to prepare adequately to pass the real PRAXIS II test.
For more information, visit the ETS preparation materials available to candidates page
The Technology Education PRAXIS II will no longer be required for the Computer Science endorsement. The Computer Science PRAXIS II test has been adopted for Computer Science prepared candidates.
For more information, visit the ETS Computer Science PRAXIS II test page
The ETS Data Manager Tool can be used to drill down into specific categories within a PRAXIS II test. The information can be used for data driven decision making to improve areas in which candidates show weakness. Each institution has a person designated to access the Data Manager Tool.
Note: Discounted practice test vouchers ($5) are available in the Gary Strong Curriculum Center and Student Services.
Other sites offering free online practice Praxis tests and preparation materials