Using Films and Video in Class

  • #UKEdChat session 596
  • Video can let learners see the unseen
  • Video and films are an underused teaching resource.
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Those of a certain generation will remember the the end of term treat when the teacher would roll in the dusty TV trolley with a box that had a cathode ray tube nearly the size of the Large Hadron Collider and a VHS player that would take 15 minutes to get working.

Video is now ubiquitous in our society yet it is often an under used resource in the classroom. Video offers a window on the world which few other methods can convey. Viewers can instantly be transported to distant lands, to visualise hard to imagine concepts, and the very small, vast or fast brought back to the human scale. Video biographies allow us to get insight into figures from history, and find out how sports men and women got where they did. Videos can make us understand where an artist took they inspiration, or see a representation of the atoms and molecules around us.

In this #UKEdChat session, which took place on Thursday 7th April 2022 at 8pm(UK), we discussed about the value of video in the classroom, what are the main sources of educational video, how video can be used in different curriculum areas, and what can creating videos offer to the learning process.

1. How do you see video as a teaching tool, and how often do you use it in your classroom?
2. How do you think the use of video in the classroom has changed from when you were at school and now?
3. How do you think video can enhance the teaching and learning in your own classroom?
4. What are your favourite sources of educational videos?
5. Do feature films have a role in the classroom, and have you used them?
6. What practical considerations are there for using film and video in a lesson?
7. How can teachers make the potentially passive watch of a video into and interactive learning experience?
8. How can video enhance teacher CPD?

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