Kids like videos. They like watching videos. They like making videos. Videos engage students. Teachers like engaged students. Therefore, teachers should like using videos during instruction.
That's a great concept. In the not-so-distant past, using video in the classroom meant either pushing the play button for a 2 hour sit and stare time or planning out the 2 week computer lab lesson where the teacher had to learn advanced skills and live stressed during the whole project.
This morning, Austin teachers participated in Discovery Education's Virtual Conference and heard Dr. Lodge McCammon of the Friday Institute share the simple Paperslide Video concept in an online webinar. The paperslide video is merely the idea that students create graphic representations on paper that slide across the table below a video camera. No faces on screen, no names given, and the whole process can take less than 25 minutes.
Do you know what 'integers' are? Watch this student-made video and see if you learn anything.
On Dr. Lodge's website, he discusses the Why and How to differentiate your instruction in the classroom using these quick one-take videos. He had over 30 free to use songs on Discovery Streaming in many different curriculum disciplines. All students have to do is apply the lesson content to their one-page graphics and let their Multiple Intelligences engage them in their learning process.
- Video on "How To Make A Paperslide Video"
- Video and printables describing the successful "No Lecture Classroom"
Teachers using classroom technology, like the standard document camera on the Innovation Station, can easily capture student work in a video and in less than a single class period, they can have students create and publish their work online to be shared with peers and parents! Use the document camera creatively to capture students showing understanding of concepts. It WILL pay off in the classroom.