Why Video in the Classroom
Using video in the classroom can have powerful and far-reaching effects on teaching and learning. Videos created by students allow them to interact with concepts at a high level and to become responsible for their own learning. Before beginning a video project, think about the purpose of the learning, the goals you want students to achieve, and how you will assess their learning. Also, think about the needed hardware and how students will share the hardware. Likewise, how will students gain skills needed to use the hardware and software? A timeline that outlines the schedule of learning events for the project can also be extremely beneficial.
Teacher-created videos are also very powerful. They can be used to illustrate ideas for “just in time” learning for students. They can also be used as a means of asynchronous professional development for teachers. Posting short PD videos that can be accessed at the discretion of the user is very helpful.
If you want to implement video in the classroom, contact your building Tech TIL to plan and implement your project.
Video in the Classroom
Successful video in the classroom should consider getting good video and audio as well as appropriate copyright material. Some things to consider:
Be sure you have appropriate, copyright free music.