Using Video in the Classroomhttp://teachers.schooloftefl.com
Video is now Essential!Using video in the classroom is now not anextra or time killer!Today’s students are visual learners.The new digital learner needs rich, multimodal content for learning.Here are some tips when using video inyour lessons.
# 1 Keep it Short!Yes – no more than 3-5 minute segments.Then, do an activity to compliment theinput.Putting a video on for long periods of timeis not learning and not “mind-full-ness”.Video should be the “punch” not the wholeparty!
# 2 Turn off the sound!Video is as much a “prompt” as an“input”.Turn off the sound and get students todescribe the actions.This is a great way to foster languageproduction and practicing either the pastor present continuous tenses.
# 3 Add Subtitles!Make it a “rich” learning experience,support the listening with text to helpwith reading skills and comprehension.Kill two skills with one subtitle!Subtitles should be in English! L1 subtitlesoffer little in support of languageacquisition.
# 4 Make it available!Give students access to the video.Put it up on line so after class they canreview or continue viewing.Support your student’s efforts in self-learning.Further, use http://keepvid.com todownload the video to your computerdesktop and offline sharing.
# 5 Make your own!Students today have great skills withtechnology. Use this as a “hook” to getthem learning English.As they make a video, they are learning alot of English. If you have the time, tryProject Based learning.Video editing and production skills areimportant soft skills you can help yourstudents acquire.
# 6 Always Preview!Never show a video unless you’ve watched it ALLyourself. Or be prepared for some unpleasantsurprises……Be careful in choosing the right video content foryour lessons. It is not only what the studentswill enjoy that is important but ALSO, whatwill help them learn.
Types of Videos;Music NewsAnimations MoviesCommercials Home videosHow to…… ScreencastsContent based TV ShowsStories / People InstructionalInterviews Educational
Possible Ways to Use?Retelling PredictionRewritingDescriptionEngagingTaskingRole playingQuizzingMood settingExtensionModelingInspiring