This year’s Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) conference was filled with three days of intense, hands-on learning experiences centered on the practice of integrating technology and learning.
Presenting at the conference was Jason Valade, Customer Success Manager at TechSmith on “10 Ways to Use Video in Your Classroom”. Jason is a former elementary school teacher and Technology Lead whose love for “all things” video led him to TechSmith and their Customer Success Team.
During the session, Jason ran down his favorite top 10 uses for video in education and showed examples of how both video novices and experts can easily create video content to enhance instruction and engage students.
- Flip a Lesson
Rather than using class time to introduce new content, record a series of short videos that students can review on their own and then come to class prepared to extend the learning.
- Teach when you are Absent
Unable to attend a class, create a video review of that day’s related topics and assignments.
- Personalized Feedback
Use a desktop recording application to capture annotations and your voice as you provide feedback on assignments or use a document camera to record your voice while you manually mark up a printed assignment.
- Parent / Community Classroom
Post a video update for parents or the community by recording a PPT or Google presentation with the latest class information and achievements.
- Stop Repeating Yourself
Don’t keep responding to the same old questions over and over again, create a library of short how-to videos that can be used year-to-year.
- Give a Course Overview
Great at the beginning of the semester or when starting a new topic.
- Introduce Yourself
Build instructor presence and community. Perfect for online classes.
- Walk through Materials
Create a tutorial to review a complex procedure, demonstrate a process or solve a problem.
- Authentic Assessment
Let students storyboard, shoot and edit a video for review by the entire class.
- Filming Experiments
Use for review, as part of a quiz or other assessment.
Video recordings are quickly becoming a key component in any classroom, whether it’s face-to-face or online, video can be the catalyst that spurs a student’s imagination and learning.