Dr. Liz Simpson & Matt NagyWyoming Distance Learning Center
WHY MAKE TEACHER VIDEOS? 90% of all communication is non verbal. Research shows that if we have a teacher or representation of the teacher such as a video, picture or even an avatar giving us feedback or directions, we are more engaged and thus retain more learning. The teacher student relationship is critical to the motivation and engagement of the student. The visual representation builds those relationships. Sometimes written feedback can seem impersonal and dry.
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?Increase engagementIncrease prior knowledge or remediate opportunitiesEnsure student understandingCommunicate with studentsConnect with parentsIndividualize for student’s special needs.
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?INCREASE ENGAGEMENTWhen you are starting a new unit, it is a great idea toget the students engaged by modeling for them yourexcitement in the topic!
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?INCREASE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OPPORTUNITIESBefore you start a unit, it is a good idea to model for thestudents the kinds of skills you would like them to be ableto do when they are done with the unit.
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?ENSURE STUDENT UNDERSTANDINGWhen reviewing a students paper or work, you canmake a video of your feedback to that student withquestions that may have come up that you would likethem to address.
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?COMMUNICATE WITH STUDENTSTeacher videos embedded in an email or postedon your class website are a great way to• post announcements,• give information about an upcoming fieldtrip, or• a heads up about the upcoming weeks activities and expectations, or• perhaps just to congratulate the class on a job well done!
WHY WOULD YOU CREATE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?CONNECT WITH PARENTSYou can also embed video into an email to yourparents to accomplish the same ends,announcements of upcoming events, or toemphasize a job well done.
WHY WOULD YOU CREATE YOUR OWN VIDEOS?INDIVIDUALIZE FOR STUDENTS SPECIAL NEEDSOne of the most effective uses of teacher madevideos is to help a student with special needsindividualize for their disability.
HOW DO WE DO IT?www.techsmith.comJing, Snagit, or QuicktimeDownload and get started.A few things to remember1. Think about your background2. Rehearse what you are going to say3. Have props ready4. Don’t be afraid to mess up!
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