The benefits of integrating video into educational courseware have been well-documented. According to Kaltura's 6th Annual State of Video in Education report (2019), relevant and digestible video content is increasingly an expectation for students from kindergarten through college. Educators and educational organizations also recognize video content as a critical component of their current and future delivery model:
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Set the stage for digital citizenship with a community contract
Teachers are scrambling to respond to the sudden push towards remote learning, and technology is helping bridge the gap left by the classroom. But with all the live conferencing, increased screentime, and new learning apps arises another challenge for schools to solve: how to make sure students safely and effectively engage with these tools.
Topics: Video and Digital Literacy
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Thousands of teachers are making the shift to online digital learning virtually overnight. This is a tricky situation as not all school districts have the same academic expectations about what the remainder of the year should look like, and not all students have equal access to technology at home.
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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.
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We're happy to share that the feedback generated from teachers in the beta version of boclips for Teachers has been fantastic. Much of this feedback has helped to drive our product roadmap. As a result, we're excited to share new releases you'll see when logged in, items that we're currently working on, and what is coming in the future.
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Boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources: Boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform.
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Boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, is happy to announce partnerships with two new content providers.
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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?