The benefits of using Educational Video in the Classroom
There is substantial research promoting the use of video in the classroom as a dynamic resource for supporting curricula. According to a recent teacher survey, 94% of classroom teachers have effectively used video during the course of the last academic year. And most teachers were using it frequently – on average, once per week. But why?.
As teachers, our aim is to get pupils energized and engaged in the hands-on learning process, and video is clearly an instructional medium that is compelling and generates a much greater amount of interest and enjoyment than the more traditional printed material. Using sight and sound, video is the perfect medium for students who are auditory or visual learners. With the added use of subtitles each child then has the choice to watch, listen to, or read each presentation. Video stimulates and engages students creating interest and maintaining that interest for longer periods of time, and it provides an innovative and effective means for teachers to address and deliver the required curriculum content.
VIDEO CREATES AN EXPERIENCE…
Consider teaching with the voices from the past by introducing students to great historians, political figures and famous people who lived centuries ago. Envision the classroom in which children hear the cry of a nearly extinct species and see the colors and hear the sounds of animals that thrive only in a remote wilderness half way around the world. Think about how much easier it would be to understand the diverse cultures of people who live in other areas of the world if you could encounter them in their own environments – hearing their songs, observing their rituals or listening to their silence.
The benefits of using video in teaching Values Education or Character Education includes providing a sensory experience that allows concepts and ideas to actually become an experience and come to life as students are guided through each adventure.
Here are some videos, English and Filipino short stories that can help in our lessons especially in Character Education.
Just click the link below.
(NOTE: Use KeepVID to download,just paste the video URL)