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.
Increase engagementWhen you are starting a new unit, it is a great idea to get the students engaged by modeling for them your excitement in the topic!Please see the 1st video posted blow this presentation.
INCREASE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OPPORTUNITIESBefore you start a unit, it is a good idea to model for the students the kinds of skills you would like them to be able to do when they are done with the unit.Please see the 2nd video posted blow this presentation.
Ensure student understandingWhen reviewing a students paper or work, you can make a video of your feedback to that student with questions that may have come up that you would like them to address.Please see the 3rd video posted blow this presentation.
Communicate with studentsTeacher videos embedded in an email or posted on 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!
Connect with parentsYou can also embed video into an email to your parents to accomplish the same ends, announcements of upcoming events, or to emphasize a job well done.
Individualize for Student’s Special NeedsOne of the most effective uses of teacher made videos is to help a student with special needs individualize for their disability.Please see the 4th video posted blow this presentation.
HOW DO I CREATE A TEACHER VIDEO?Part 2Matt Nagy, Media Specialist