Videos in the Classroom


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Videos in the Classroom

  1. 1.  Video creation in the classroom is something that can definitely be used with a differentiated instruction plan. Video creation could be used in differentiated instruction by allowing students to have personal connection and understanding to a situation and/or topic.
  2. 2.  By creating videos in the classroom students are working at the highest level of Bloom Taxonomy. Video creation is at the highest level because students are able to emerge themselves in the topic and learn so much about it. To ensure students are at the highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy student’s should be encouraged to demonstrate as much of the given topic to display understanding.
  3. 3. Pros Students are able to creatively demonstrate knowledge on a given topic. The videos created and the information given may be well received by peers of the same age.
  4. 4. Cons The educational purposes of the video can be lost depending on students creativity and facts presented in the video.
  5. 5. Watching videos canassist with differentiatedinstruction because itmay be moreentertaining then beinglectured to andstudents may be ableto relate to the videomore than a normallesson.
  6. 6.  Watching a video in the classroom can fall on the Bloom levels of: › Understand: Students are able to learn and capture information. › Analyze: Students can gather information from videos and dissect and/or analyze it for the lesson. › Evaluate: Students can watch videos to debate a given idea or topic
  7. 7. To ensure that watching videos is at thehighest possible Bloom level, instructorsshould encourage students to react fromthe video in some way. Encourage studentsto take what they learned in the video andcreate something that can express thatknowledge to the instructor and their peers.
  8. 8. Pros Cons Students are able to learn  Some videos can be less about a topic in a different capturing then others. way then just a lectures.  Similar to that of lessons videos Videos can capture a more can be one-sided and not personal view of an issue, that cover different aspects or can appeal to students and sides of a given topic. help students to understand.  Students are not able to ask Some videos can be used to questions to the producers of teach a lesson that may be the videos and get an difficult to learn just by immediate response. reading, ex: math or science.  Watching videos in the classroom can take away from the traditional teaching methods and some students can lose meaning of the lesson or topic.