It’s no wonder video streaming platforms have become the most used digital tool in classrooms today.  Educational videos are one of the most straightforward and accessible ways to incorporate media technology in support of classroom instruction. They function across multiple platforms and are easily accessible for almost any level of student. They lend themselves to a wide variety of academic applications limited only by the creativity of the instructor. They can be cross-curricular, bi-modal, horizontally aligned, or state standards specific. Also, some of them have music and cute cartoon characters.
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Teachers have been integrating video into their classroom instruction since the first educational VCR tapes came to be available for popular in the 1980’s (Geist, 1985). Now, videos offer easier-to-use, on-demand access to educational films and documentaries to amplify learning and retention. Videos offer an immersive, flexible, engaging, and stimulating experience, with the ability to integrate information in ways that are fun, entertaining, and easy to understand. So, how well do videos work in the classroom, and how are teachers using them to drive learning? Just look at what the stats have to say.
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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.
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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.
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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 courseware developers are seeking out educational video to include in their digital learning curriculum.
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Part of being a teacher is developing lessons to reach students where they are. With students spending six to nine hours on average on media per day, it’s no surprise that educators would shift teaching methods to help adapt to the way students want to consume content. K-12, primary and secondary institutions are much more likely to report high levels of video usage by teachers; 56% report that the majority of teachers are incorporating video. Additionally, according to a recent study 89% of US higher ed faculty use online video platforms and services within the classroom. With these statistics in mind, consider some of the top benefits of using educational video in your classroom.
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Keeping students engaged in a lesson can be challenging. With shortening student attention spans and limited time for teachers to develop captivating lessons, more teachers are turning to educational videos to enhance and supplement learning than ever.