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Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna is a marketing specialist at Boclips. As a former languages teacher, she is passionate about quality, accessible educational resources.

Recent posts by Suzanna Taylor

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Using Video to Engage Students in Literacy

By Suzanna Taylor on Sep 8, 2020 4:33:38 AM

Today is International Literacy Day and this year the theme is literacy learning through the Coronavirus crisis and beyond. In particular, there is a focus on innovative and effective teaching methodologies that have not only helped learning to continue during the pandemic, but can also improve teaching in the future. 

Topics: Events & Holidays Educational Videos by Subject Area
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Content Partner Spotlight: Bloomberg

By Suzanna Taylor on Sep 3, 2020 5:24:32 AM

Every month we’ll be sharing some of our favorite videos from our most popular content partners. First up is Bloomberg, one of the best known sources for current affairs and business news from across the globe. Bloomberg videos are always popular with teachers, publishers, edtechs, and Ministries of Education. Keep reading to learn more about Bloomberg’s top videos. 

Topics: Video Content Partners
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6 Videos for Engaging Science Courses

By Suzanna Taylor on Aug 19, 2020 7:36:53 AM

A good science course explains complex concepts in simple terms, allows learners to explore real world examples, and sparks curiosity so that students are motivated to discover more. Many of us can pinpoint our love for the subject to one or two discoveries: watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon, seeing a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis, or witnessing an explosive chemical reaction. It’s these ‘aha’ moments that can really have an impact in the classroom and on students’ academic careers. 

Topics: Educational Videos by Subject Area
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Celebrating International Youth Day with Inspirational Videos

By Suzanna Taylor on Aug 11, 2020 1:09:38 PM

The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is youth engagement for global action. This year, we’re celebrating the work that young people have done to enrich and improve political institutions and processes on a local, national, and global level. Youth engagement is vital because it helps to “increase the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restoring trust in public institutions, especially among youth” (source).

Topics: Events & Holidays
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Top Ways Videos Can Be Used in Higher Education

By Suzanna Taylor on Jun 23, 2020 5:52:47 AM

In the not-so-distant past, higher education lectures were almost entirely instructor-led with a heavy focus on written learning materials. Students would spend hours of their week trying to absorb long and complex texts, regardless of their preferred learning style. Then, they would sit in a lecture hall and listen to a professor talk while they listened, often with little audience interaction. For some, this was an effective and enjoyable way to learn but, for many others, it wasn’t quite so engaging.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Video in Digital Learning
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5 Videos for Your Global Public Health Lesson Plans

By Suzanna Taylor on May 6, 2020 9:45:16 AM

When we think about the ways in which our world is connected, systems of global trade, international travel, or economics come to mind. But as pandemics like COVID-19 or the Spanish Flu have taught us, public health is one of the most critical aspects of our reliance on each other.

Topics: Educational Videos by Subject Area
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Teacher Appreciation Week: Meet the Teachers of Boclips

By Suzanna Taylor on May 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week so we wanted to take a moment to recognize teachers who work tirelessly to educate the next generation. These unprecedented times go to show how essential teachers are in our society. At Boclips, we are proud to be working in the education space and we’re very lucky to have several educators on staff. Keep reading to find out more about them.

Topics: Events & Holidays
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How to Use Boclips for Teachers to Save You Time When You Use Video in The Classroom

By Suzanna Taylor on Apr 15, 2020 2:32:16 PM

Teachers are busy people. There’s the constant balancing act of lesson-planning, grading papers, meeting with parents and co-workers, and organizing extra-curricular activities. And that’s on top of actually teaching lessons! So when a new resource comes along, it’s easy to see why it might not be a priority. There are so many tools that are wonderfully innovative and rich in pedagogical value, but if they take a long time to implement or aren’t easy to incorporate into existing workflows, they’re likely to fall by the wayside. Fortunately, this problem of “too little time” is one that many EdTech tools are looking to address.

Topics: Video in Digital Learning
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Boclips for Teachers: A YouTube Alternative for Schools

By Suzanna Taylor on Apr 9, 2020 9:15:00 AM

YouTube may be free, popular, and familiar—that's why many teachers use it. But YouTube also lacks security, reliability, and curation, which is why some districts block YouTube entirely. Still, with the proven benefits of using video in learning and students' demand for it, many teachers aren’t willing to give up the search for engaging, short video clips that can make their lessons more engaging. Luckily, Boclips for Teachers offers schools an alternative to YouTube that’s safe, distraction-free, and affordable.

Watch the video below to see the difference between YouTube and Boclips for Teachers:

Topics: Video and Student Safety
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Best practices for sharing videos with students

By Suzanna Taylor on Mar 25, 2020 11:49:57 AM

If you're like most teachers, you're already using some kind of video platform to share videos with students. Whether you're using a free video streaming site like YouTube, an all-in-one paid education site that includes videos, or a more streamlined solution like Boclips for Teachers that puts videos front and center in a curated way, you know that sharing videos with your students is a great way to meet them where they are.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Video and Student Safety Video in Digital Learning