This is the third, of a series of posts, on approaches to capturing learning both in and out of the classroom.

The post focuses on capturing learning using video.

If you have any examples, please forward them on to Danny or Toby.

Video: What it is?

If your class is completing an experiment, a practical aspect of the class or even making a poster, why not ask the student to record a short video to explain what it is they are doing.

Video: How to do it

  • iPods and iPads can be booked to take the video on.
  • Editing / changing
  • Sharing it

Video: Things to remember

  • Before students record, make sure you remind them that the content of the video has to stay within school and, if students faces are seen, permission must be given.

Video: Further links

Video: Possible uses

  • Before the lesson, ask students to create a short video (there are tools online and free on computers to do this) to explain a topic. Be clear about the expected quality and about the content that they need to cover.
  • During a practical lesson (for example, a science experiment), book the iPads or iPods and one member of the team must record what is happening in the experiment. Teachers can then collect these in to store for further use.
  • Teachers create a video asking students for their thoughts on the topic they are completing. The video can be focussed on either the student or the student’s work.
  • After a lesson, students record their understanding (or gaps in knowledge) of the topic. Students take it in turn to make these and the video is used at the beginning of the next lesson as a starter.
  • At the end of the lesson, record student responses to a series of questions (based on the lesson) as they leave the classroom. Use this recording as a starter for the next lesson.
  • Pictures say a thousand words so ten pictures say 10,000 words? Ask students to make a simple video with ten images and a voice over to explain a key topic. Focus the specific topic to increase the use to students.

Examples to look at

  • Science demonstrations at M:\Science\Science demos
  • Mathswatch