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The Benefits of Video for Students with Dyslexia

By Kim Ramsey on Oct 28, 2020 7:33:02 AM

Video can be a powerful and engaging teaching tool. But did you know that it can also be used to help students who have dyslexia? According to researchers, people with dyslexia are often very motivated to learn and many have strong academic skills in areas other than reading (source). Dyslexia affects the way that learners process information, so they may have difficulty understanding and remembering things that they see and hear (source), which can impact attainment and wellbeing in the classroom. 

Topics: Issues in Education Video in Digital Learning
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Enhance Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities with Video

By Bree Fabig on Jul 23, 2020 10:47:31 AM

Multimedia is seeing an explosive increase in the classroom. We’re in an age where learning has become gamified and screens occupy much of our day’s real estate. There’s a good reason that iPads have found their way into your classroom, though - and it might be an even greater tool than you think.

Topics: Issues in Education
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A Guide to Licensing Educational Videos for Your Online Courseware

By Jessica Swope on Jul 7, 2020 12:43:12 PM

These days, videos are everywhere. Social media, mobile apps, streaming platforms, blogs—wherever there’s a screen, videos are sure to follow. They're also becoming central to many educational tools, particularly now as more learning goes digital. As a result, online education providers may be finding themselves suddenly grappling with questions about copyright. If you’re in this boat, you might be asking yourself questions like:

Topics: Issues in Education Boclips for Publishers
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What does Equity in Gifted Education Look Like?

By Bree Fabig on Jul 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Gifted students are pupils who demonstrate high achievement in an artistic, creative, leadership, or academic capacity. Their high achievement may be linked to specific or broad academic fields and pursuits. When it comes to equity, these students require special or additional activities, services, and opportunities that are not part of the standard curriculum or system.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Enhancing Instruction with Videos in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 17, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Students today access a variety of media as part of their daily lives, and thanks to the ubiquitous use of such sites as Google and various social media outlets, information is constantly at their fingertips. As teachers, we face a challenge - how do we engage the students who sit in our classrooms and are used to instant access to information, without sacrificing quality instruction?

Topics: Issues in Education Tips for Using Video
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Video: An Integral Part of 21st Century Blended Learning

By Boclips on Mar 12, 2020 9:02:00 AM

The latter decade of the 20th century saw a major shift in K-12 and higher education from one-size-fits-all instruction to more individualized teaching and learning. A large part of this shift was the development of a blended learning approach that integrates modern technology usage into the classroom, giving students access to a more level playing field in terms of how they are able to access information.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Top Stats You Should Know About Using Video in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 3, 2020 8:05:00 AM

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.

Topics: Issues in Education Boclips for Publishers
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Using Video to Teach Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 25, 2020 10:16:22 AM

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. This means that in the average classroom 5 students will have a mental health disorder, and many more will have friends or family who are affected. For this reason. educational institutions around the world have begun adding a focus on mental health to their student health and wellbeing curriculum, which has included physical education and healthy eating for some time.

Topics: Issues in Education Educational Videos by Subject Area Tips for Using Video
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The Dangers of Using YouTube in the Classroom

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

The importance of using video in the 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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Do We Miss Trust?

By Boclips on Mar 23, 2017 10:44:28 AM

Media awareness is at its highest. At any point in the day you can find a deluge of news reports and clips across any platform. While we can condemn the restricted closed-network of the North Korean media, constrained to one official outlet, we must be willing to look critically at our own western media. Thanks to our portable devices, everywhere we go we have access to, or are unwillingly exposed to, media stories, images and videos. We are flooded by news content on every online platform. We may celebrate this open-access gateway to worldly up-to-date headlines, but what does this exposure really do for us?

Topics: Video and Digital Literacy Issues in Education