Why should teachers use videos in the classroom?
We may want to preface that question and ask what is the goal of teachers. In one way or another it is to inspire minds to ensure that each learner achieves their potential.
Well, what better way than to have all the tools available.
Many teachers and educational institutions have reported that their students retain more information when they have used Easy Screen Capture Video to make instructional videos. The obvious benefit is that the video is available to view at any time. This means that if the student was not in class they will not miss the lesson. More importantly, with video there is an opportunity to review the information again.
This is extremely important. Why?
How many times have you been able to do something or understand a complex idea the first time you were told about it? How people learn is by doing things over and over again or spaced repetition. The students were able to view the videos anytime they needed to. This is why the they reported such a dramatic increase in retention of information and ideas. This is why using teacher videos is so successful.
There have been instances where one teacher has decided to use our screen recorder for their class and enjoyed so much success that the entire school has incorporated the idea. The students become more enthusiastic about what they are learning simply because they are not under pressure to get it right the first time. What can be better than enthusiastic students?
So, what is the first step?
Take a subject or lesson that you know from experience that some students have had a little touble grasping the concept. Something that it took a little while for everyone to understand completely. Go through each step, one at a time and video screen capture each point. In other words, this is step one and this is how you do it and why it works. Then you can highlight the area that may have been a little more complicated and go through it slowly. When you are finished go on to the next step.
Due to the fact that everyone not only learns at a different pace but in a different manner you will discover this really works exceptional well. By creating a video you have provided your students an opportunity to learn when and how they want to. As a result, you may be very suprised and pleased with the results.
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