Just watching video doesn’t necessarily lead to learning. Join in the fun as we demo five killer ways to use online video to engage students and deepen learning.
||Participant devices useful
||Laptop, Chromebook, Tablet, Smartphone
||Mac, Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Windows
||Digital Age Teaching & Learning
||Online Tools and Resources
||Coaches : Teaching, Learning, and Assessments
Students : Research and Information Fluency
Teachers : Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
|Common Core State Standards:
||English : Speaking and Listening (6-12)
Purpose & objective
After the presentation, participants will be able to:
- understand the powerful ways video can enhance learning
- identify new 5 new ways to use video in the classroom
- take practical steps to expand the user of YouTube and other free video sites at their school
Why Video Matters?
- YouTube is the #2 search engine: video is how we want to learn!
- Humans are hard-wired for video
- We pay attention to faces; increases believability
- Voice conveys rich information
- Conveys emotions that we want to share with others
- Movement grabs attention
- Learn faster: 1 min of video = 1.8 million words?!
- Learner is in control: fast/slow, rewind, skip, review, listen/watch
5 Killer Ideas
1. Learn Anything… Together
Online video is how we learn together! Just ask for help and the world responds.
Ex 1: YouTube is making learning transparent; Ex: Help with bowdrill
Ex 2: Learn anything in 100 days: Give it 100 - https://giveit100.com/
Ex.3: Master Minecraft by watching others live on Twitch.TV
2. Video Feedback Loops
Use video response in Canvas LMS to give quick, personalized feedback.
Ex 1: Teachers give video feedback on assignments
Ex 2: Asynchronous student video discussions
3. Student-Led Video Workshops
Using Google Hangouts to invite the world into your classroom.
Ex. Kern Kelley’s “Tech Sherpas” call-in show where kids hold tech office hours
Ex. Time for Kids Author Hangouts
4. Interactive Video = Active Learning
Zaption is a super-easy tool to add engagement and track student learning with any online video.
5. Students as Producers
Use super simple online video editors like WeVideo to make great videos, then enter one of the dozens of student video contests! Ex. CA Student Media Festival
1) Do one of these 5 things next week! Tweet your successes with hashtag #learnwithvideo
2) Get video sites like YouTube unblocked at your school! Tips to make it happen:
- Work proper use of “YouTube” into the student technology agreement and revoke student internet access if they violate it.
- Appeal to the curriculum director, not the IT director.
a) YouTube is the #2 search engine in the world and the number one place people go to learn new things.
b) There is more content on YouTube than all broadcast TV shows combined.
c) Turning off YouTube completely is like turning off the Internet completely.
- Get your principal to support an “Open YouTube Pilot” 60 day pilot
Start with one school or once grade as an “experiment”. Turn on “safe browsing” in every browser and do everything in your power to make sure kids don’t visit odd sites. Print out browsing history for 2 months and look at web filters tracking data to show your kids are responsible. Expand to next grade level or school and REPEAT. Be subversive! Go around the school filters using ZenMate, etc.
Increasingly, academic researchers agree that video and visual multimedia are another form of “text” that require learners to decode and comprehend much like traditional written texts. Also, since video and multimedia almost always include some form of written text, it is essential for students to practice and master multimedia literacy skills. This is directly correlated to the Common Core Anchor Standards for Literacy, which emphasizes skills such as: interpret words and phrases, increase comprehension, make connections, support conclusions, and analyze themes. The Common Core Speaking and Listening Skills also directly calls for students to “Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.”