Instructional videos allow teachers to connect with students in a different way.
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- No unnecessary time needed to learn the software.
- Write by hand or keyboard. The text may be edited as in usual text editing programs.
- Draw freehand or use the templates provided, which offer a lot of scopes for a design for your class.
- Photos and picture files, websites, videos, or audio files may be integrated directly which improves understanding of their content and motivation of your students.
- Your data are always available. Each version of your files is automatically saved. Prepare your lessons at home and use, change and further develop that material for your instruction all the while saving the interim material. In addition, material from previous classes is available at any time.
- Since there is only one software for various interactive media, you are free to concentrate completely on the technical features of interactive boards, tablets, etc. when submitting requests for bids on equipment.
- Since EasyChalk runs in an internet browser, you don’t have to bother with the software. You always use the most up-to-date version of the software.
- There is no charge for students using EasyChalk. You can take advantage of this by incorporating it into individual and group instruction. Missed work may be made up, and students can repeat assignments at home, practice, prepare for exams, or do their homework. You can make material available to colleagues to work on individually or collectively.
Making Great Instructional Videos
We all know that video can help make a learning experience vastly better. Videos are easier to create than ever before and can create an engaging learning experience. Video allows us as teachers to connect with students in a different way. Plus, good quality webcams are available for less than $100, and there are numerous free and easy-to-use resources for creating and publishing video content so it can be streamed back into our courses.
Here are 10 tips that will soon have you making great instructional videos:
- #1 Forget the headset.
- #2 Keep it short.
- #3 Prepare well and then wing it.
- #4 Position the camera above your eyes.
- #5 Location, location, location.
- #6 Move it out.
- #7 Look right at the camera lens. Looking anywhere else looks weird. Your audience will think you have an avoidance problem.
- #8 Cover your screen.
- #9 Say “cheese.”
- #10 Avoid overdoing it.
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