Teaching with Video

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videographerSilluoetteDo you use video to teach your students?  Video is a broad term and you probably need to determine what it means.  It could be defined as using media to create discussion, creating a video for Youtube, providing feedback with video in an online class, and many more applications.  Screencasting is a form of video production as well.

I am not sure anyone can successfully dispute the value of using video since it has been shown to engage students.  However, there are several other variables to consider before using video:

1. Do you have the tools and skills?

2. Can you create a professional look?

3. Do you have a script?

4. How much time do you have to invest in the project?

5. How will you share it with your students?

You may want to read a book on shooting video.  One good is this: http://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Video-That-Doesnt-Suck/dp/0761163239

Check out Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013:

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/12/ten-most-popular-educational-youtube-videos-in-2013/

Finally, review this site: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/596/best-practices-for-using-video-in-e-learning

 

 

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