Video projects can personalize instruction but some teachers are hesitant to assign them because they don't know how. With 11 years of experience in teaching various levels of video production, here are some tips that I give to teachers looking to assign and assess videos.
On the forefront of the personalization movement is student choice. Student choice drives up student engagement and invites students to take ownership over their learning. With the technology tools available in the classroom today, this is more possible than ever. Assigning a video project can personalize students' learning experiences by offering choices and allowing them certain creative control, while also assessing their knowledge. As an added bonus, they learn to use a new tool of technology.
At the 2020 Garden State Summit in New Jersey, I delivered a presentation solely on assigning and assessing videos called "Student Choice = Video." Here is the link to that presentation: bit.ly/HTWSVideo20.
If you're a teacher that is ready to incorporate video projects into your curriculum, here are my tips for you:
VIDEO PROJECT IDEAS
ASSIGNING A VIDEO
This section is graded. The links are active and will bring you to samples that I use in class. Please feel free to make copies of the content and use the material yourself!
Finally, DON'T GET OVERWHELMED. This list of recommendations took YEARS of trial and error. If you are thinking about assigning video in your class, go for it!
To conclude, here are some of my final thoughts:
Use this list as a guide to help you along the way. Again, don't get overwhelmed. If you need help, please reach out, if you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments, and if you make any great examples or end up with some ROCKSTAR submissions from your kids, SHARE THEM!
@SueTranchina is a high school video and business technology teacher in NJ & a Google for Edu Certified Trainer on behalf of Kiker Learning. She has a rockstar husband, who is also a GoogleET, two kids, Caro (3) and Deano (1), and a puggle, Blue Hendrix.