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How To Effectively Teach Students Using Video

How To Effectively Teach Students Using Video

 

Why Use Video In the Classroom?

The average human takes in 70% of the information that they can see and hear, yet only around 20% of what they see and only 30% of what they hear (Killer Video Facts). That kind of statistic makes long lectures and heavy textbooks seem pretty obsolete as teaching materials, especially when compared to the powerful communication skills video has to offer.

Introduce the Video to Your Students

Video might be a great communication tool, but you can’t rely on video alone to teach your students. Before you screen your video production introduce the issues surrounding the subject of your video and contextualise the content for your class. By giving this short intro you can ensure your class is prepared for the topic at hand and you can make sure the video content is as accessible as possible for all of your students.

View the Video
Having introduced the video content and the topic it is addressing to your students you should be able to screen the entire production without interruption. If any student needs to ask a question about the subject matter on screen be sure to stop the video and explain the content thoroughly, but always try to refrain from having too many breaks from the production. Having constant interruptions will break the class’s concentration and the engagement with the video content will be lost. A good way to maintain focus from your students is to give them mentally stimulating tasks to carry out during the videos duration.

Reflect and Discuss the Content of the Video
Try and plan the screening of your video to allow enough time for a thought provoking discussion after it has finished. If you can encourage class debate and reflection on the topics expressed in the video you can ensure the class is solidifying the knowledge they have just taken in. If you are screening a video towards the end of the day (a typically difficult time to teach) give your students a short simple task to carry out at home to be returned for the next session to make sure the messages of the video have been understood thoroughly.

Summary
Video can be a thoroughly useful tool in the educational sphere and its abilities to connect with a wide audience and express complicated topics to that audience easily, should always be made use of. By using video productions alongside your traditional teaching methods you can help to instil a better knowledge and understanding of a subject within all of your students.

Day 4 The Solar system

Been reading few articles about how to teach children the solar system.

IDEAS:

Fruit can be used to represent the comparative size of the planets, which planet would be a watermelon, a grapefruit, a blueberry, a large apple, a peppercorn and a small orange? Which two would be cherry tomatoes?

As a homework task, ask pupils to find out an interesting fact about one of the planets and add this information to a learning wall.

Other useful materials for primary pupils include this space-themed word search,word mat and colouring sheet by Seeme Resources. There’s also a poem about spaceships. Follow-up activities could include building a rocket, conducting a class survey to find out how many people believe there is life on other planets and writing a short story about a journey into space. These space-themed page borders and writing frames by Twinkl could also bring some colour to the exercise.

How to teach space and the solar system; https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/sep/29/how-to-teach-space-planets-astronomy-solar-system; 11/10/2016

 

 

TEACHERS USING SUBTITLED VIDEO AS A TEACHING AID IN THE CLASSROOM GAIN MANY BENEFITS INCLUDING GREATER STUDENT INTEREST AND IMPROVED READING AND LITERACY SKILLS.

As educators, our aim is to get students energized and engaged in the hands-on learning process, and video is clearly an instructional medium that is compelling and generates a much greater amount of interest and enjoyment than the more traditional printed material. Using sight and sound, video is the perfect medium for students who are auditory or visual learners. With the added use of subtitles each child then has the choice to watch, listen to, or read each presentation. Video stimulates and engages students creating interest and maintaining that interest for longer periods of time, and it provides an innovative and effective means for educators to address and deliver the required curriculum content.

VIDEO CREATES AN EXPERIENCE

The benefits of using video in education includes providing a sensory experience that allows concepts and ideas to actually become an experience and come to life as students are guided through each adventure.

VIDEO AS A FLEXIBLE TEACHING MEDIUM

The more interested and engaged students are, and the more interactive each learning session is, the more students will enjoy, learn from and retain information from the lesson. Can pause or rewind which helps the students to analyse and process what they are being taught on.

EFFECTIVELY USING VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM

The benefits of using educational video in the classroom; http://www.zaneeducation.com/educational-video/education-and-video.php; 11/10/2016

 

CREATING PLANETS!

Day 2 Final project “a child’s imagination”

October 4, 2016 , Tuesday 23:14pm

 

I was thinking all day all night and I have decided I will make a short movie animated using the Unity 3D.

I was talking to my wife after watching an episode 10 of the gotham series, we were talking about how our little girl is so fascinated about the solar system that I should make an animation/short movie about it.

The ideas are:

  • Kairi is role playing with her toys (maybe making circular objects as planets using playdough.
  • A rocketship and she’s inside or on top of it?
  • Travelling to from the sun on a rocketship to neptune but will also visit pluto at the end as it is only a dwarf planet.

Watched a video in youtube about tutorials for unity 3d beginners

the making of the butterfly effect

searched some final year projects uploaded in youtube.

 

How make a short film animation guide

Day 1 Final Project for Digital Games Production

I have been watching clips of short movies made using Unity. Watched them all via youtube to get some idea of what type of short movie should I make.

 

I have also checked the mobile game called DEUS EX GO by SquareEnix which is in the top 10 in the list

 

Here is also the link of how to create a visual novel with Unity which has an anime type of example was created.

https://madewith.unity.com/stories/creating-a-visual-novel-with-unity3d

 

I am thinking of using the VR technology probably the Oculus rift where I can use my Samsung S7 Edge for future testing.