I'm glad you liked the show. My co-host is a guy named Dan Ryder. We've known each other since college and have been best friends ever since. He's a High School English Teacher like me and he's involved in many other things as well.
I'll have to follow up with you later on what's happening in Maine. Too loaded a question.
We've got a pretty basic setup. We use iMovie HD for editing. Our school is 1:1 with Apple iBooks and we are proposing an upgrade to Macbooks in the budget with iLife 08 or 09 on them but with layoffs at the mill I'm not holding my breath. I have 7 Desktop Macs that get used often because of higher performance and one has Final Cut Studio on it (I haven't had time to learn it yet).
We have 6 video cameras in various states of disrepair. Some camera batteries have to be recharged in other cameras because of damaged charging ports. They are all tape-based digital cameras (some mini DV tape, some Hi8). We did order some nice memory card based Sonys but they USB and not firewire so they don't work with this version of iMovie. If we get the new laptops they will work so I'm hoping for that.
I have about 17 students in that class and we share equipment and do groupwork/partners to lighten the load. I do have some peripheral things like a DVD burner external drive, 40 GB external hard drive and some lights used by the photography class. I also have a USB snowball microphone.
I don't really have student work online to view yet. Still a work in progress in year two of this program.
I did plan to have students do video segments in the middle of the power point. If you check out you'll see they switch between interactive flash and video segments. Intriguing game, but a little bloody sometimes. Good problem solving though.
Do you have a digital home for your video projects? If so, how do you manage the privacy issues and storage space?