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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Often, when I’m preparing for the start of a new unit or important section, I turn to videos as a means of engaging my students. Videos are a wonderful visual for English Language Learners, they captivate reluctant learners, and they incite the curiosity of all. Many of my students come to school with different backgrounds and experiences and videos have the opportunity to reach all students.