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3 Tips for Differentiating the Content of Your Lessons with Video

By Bree Fabig on Feb 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM

What is differentiation? Think of it as a class road trip: If each student were handed a map of the United States and told to plan a trip from Point A to Point B - say, Washington D.C. to San Diego - what routes would they come up with?

Topics: Teaching Methodologies
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Why Publishers Don’t Use More Video in their Courseware

By boclipsEDU on Feb 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM

Publishers and courseware creators face a great deal of complexity when seeking to incorporate more video content into their course materials. While they’ve developed efficient workflows to develop and source text as well as still images for their online offerings, video is another beast - one that many publishers and curriculum developers have yet to tame.

Topics: Boclips for Publishers
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The Dangers of Using YouTube in the Classroom

By boclipsEDU on Feb 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

The importance of using video in the modern classroom can’t be overstated. Students are so accustomed to engaging with media-rich content outside of the classroom that it’s become a near necessity to include it inside the classroom for purposes of engagement. Using video can also help reinforce educational concepts that are challenging to convey verbally or with still imagery, and one study shows a litany of other benefits, including cultural awareness, digital literacy and workforce preparedness.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Why Courseware Creators are Paying Attention to Video

By boclipsEDU on Feb 10, 2020 9:44:19 AM

Videos aren't a new content type for academic publishers. They’ve produced and provided video content for years for educators and curriculum designers. First, they met the demand by pumping out CD-ROMs and DVDs and packaging them in the back of textbooks, full of "interactive" activities and videos. Back in those days, teachers would take their students down to the computer lab and walk them through an interactive or video during class time.

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Bring Black History to Your Classroom with Video

By Bree Fabig on Feb 7, 2020 10:51:06 AM

February is Black History Month and Boclips for Teachers has resources to incorporate Black history into any lesson. Bring living history into the classroom with engaging videos on everyone from Miles Davis to Missy Elliot, Toni Morrison to Angie Thomas, and Harriet Tubman to Maya Angelou.

Check out these classroom-ready videos in our growing Black History collections. Don't have an account? Sign up for a 10-day Trial Now.

Topics: Holidays Teaching Subject Areas
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SAMR and Video Meet in the 21st Century Classroom

By Bree Fabig on Jan 6, 2020 6:13:37 AM

This National Tech Day, a plethora of new apps, tools, and services are knocking on the classroom door. The 21st-century educator has a tech toolkit that is constantly expanding, but as teachers begin to rethink the learning experience they’re increasingly concerned about the process of integrating and maximizing the value of technology in the educational space.

Topics: Teaching Methodologies
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What does the Boclips name mean?

By Suzanna Taylor on Jan 2, 2020 6:51:39 AM

Curious about where the Boclips name comes from? In celebration of Bodhi Day in the Chinese lunar calendar, we're taking the opportunity to tell you all about it.

Topics: Announcements Holidays
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Introducing Video-Focussed Lesson Planning with Boclips for Teachers

By Bree Fabig on Dec 3, 2019 5:20:36 AM

 

Now more than ever, lesson planning prep takes time. With ever-changing standards and curriculums as well as the paradigm shift to new media and video in the classroom, teachers need trusted resources that can save them time. To help teachers bridge the gap between content mastery and digital literacy, we’ve introduced over 80 video focussed Lesson Guides.

Topics: Teaching Tools Tips for Using Video
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How do we select our content for Boclips?

By Jen Cleary on Sep 11, 2019 3:33:43 PM

As an ex-teacher, it’s really important to me that videos work well for all the students in my class, if and when I’m going to use them. Learning time is precious, and it’s often hard to work out what does and doesn’t help a student to engage with a topic and make progress. Videos can be a great source of inspiration and a good way to visually convey difficult and dense information. That’s why at Boclips we apply some rigorous editorial standards to our video selection.

Topics: Content Partners Boclips for Publishers
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The Challenges of Creating Curriculum With Educational Video

By boclipsEDU on Aug 24, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With 63% of teachers using technology with their students on a daily basis and video being the most common type of digital tool they use, it’s no wonder more curriculum developers are seeking out educational video to include in their courseware.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers