The current lockdown has placed many challenges to teachers globally, but others are using the opportunity to ensure students can continue their learning remotely, using YouTube to keep pupils on track in their own homes.
London-based Shivan Davis has been putting his Secondary English Literature curriculum teaching and learning activities on a YouTube channel, making the quality teaching available not only to his students but available to secondary pupils internationally.
He told UKEdChat:
In response to the school closures, I set up an English Literature Youtube Channel that is designed to make homeschooling easier for parents/students/carers etc. I’ve been using the resources with my own classes and they have been responding to them really well. I thought, given the challenges many students/teachers are facing with setting cover work, that it would be a good idea to offer them to the general public. I’ve received 2,000 views in just under a month so far and have had positive feedback
I live on a canal boat with fairly shoddy internet but I try and keep external distractions to a minimum when making the videos.Shivan Davis
Despite the challenges, so far, Mr Davis has created a series of lessons for Macbeth, Poetry Through Time & Animal Farm, all available through his YouTube channel, available by clicking here.