Effective use of video in the classroom

Great practical tips for using video clips in your lessons

Class Teaching

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The 15 minute forum tonight was led by history teacher Jack Tyler.  Jack started by dispelling some common myths about using video in lessons:

  • It will get you into trouble – not if it has a clear purpose.  Have the confidence to know why you are using it.
  • The kids will learn nothing – simply not true!  As adults we can probably all remember things we watched at school, and what we learned from it.
  • It’s the mark of a lazy teacher – again, not true.  If it is going to be used effectively, like any resource, it requires planning and thought.
  • It should only be done at the end of term – this is a bad idea.  It creates the wrong impression with students about the usefullness of video as a learning resource.

Jack then went on to share some ideas about how he uses video in his…

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