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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
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6 Ideas for Integrating Video in Virtual Learning

By Bree Fabig on Mar 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM

No two virtual learning environments are the same, but whatever tools or systems teachers rely on to structure their course there is always a need for incorporating media in new ways. As more classrooms take on a digital space or go fully virtual, a variety of approaches in presenting media—especially video—can help keep the classroom feeling fresh, interactive, and dynamic.

Topics: Video and Digital Literacy Video and Teaching Tools Tips for Using Video Video in Digital Learning
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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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Fact: Short Educational Videos for Students Are Better for Learning

By Boclips on Mar 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM

It’s no wonder video streaming platforms have become the most used digital tool in classrooms today. [1] 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.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers Video in Digital Learning
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A Quick Guide to Differentiating the Learning Process with Video

By Bree Fabig on Mar 9, 2020 6:45:13 AM

Differentiation is at the forefront of every teacher’s mind. Each student is different and needs to be given the opportunity to learn in ways that work for them. Plus, many schools and districts require proof of differentiated instruction. This can seem like a huge task for teachers but it doesn’t have to be. 

If a teacher has a good idea of students’ personal interests, learning goals, and strengths, differentiating instruction can be straightforward. With the addition of digital resources, including video, adapting teaching to individual learners’ needs can often be achieved with no additional planning.

In this post, we will share some quick tips for differentiating the learning process with video. Earlier this month, we wrote about how to differentiate learning content: you can find that post here.

Topics: Video and Teaching Tools Teaching Methodologies Tips for Using Video
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Using Video to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Classroom

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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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: Video and Teaching Tools Tips for Using Video
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The Challenges of Creating Curriculum With Educational Video

By Boclips 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 courseware developers are seeking out educational video to include in their digital learning curriculum.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers
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Five Verified Benefits of Educational Video

By Boclips on Apr 4, 2019 9:20:00 AM

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.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers
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Combat Fake News: 3 Ways to Use Video in Your Media Literacy Lesson Plans

By Boclips on Mar 27, 2019 2:13:14 PM

Fewer than half of teenagers interviewed in a study by Common Sense Media felt that they were able to identify a fake news story from a real news story online. As digital platforms and social media sites continue to be a primary source for news and information across age groups, the need to be able to distinguish what news is true and what news is fake becomes all the more crucial.

Topics: Tips for Using Video