21st Century Video Use in Schools

Video has been used in education for a long time but we are at a point where the use of video can, and has to, change.  We can move beyond the main use of video being a passive activity to a very active and student controlled activity.  We can use video to change how we teach into a way that gives students more options and choice in their learning as well as a way to allow students themselves to show their learning using video.  We can use video to share our story and share with the world all of the great things happening in our schools.  We can use video to connect with others in a way that was not possible or at least not easy in the past.  When we talk about videos in education, we should no longer think of a tv on a cart but instead think of how we can transform learning.

Over the next few weeks or months I will be adding to this blog post as I try to show the many different ways we can use video in education.  Videos can be used in a simple way, giving directions to students, to a more complex way, giving students more options in when/how they learn.  The use of video has to work along with sound pedagogy and if this happens, we can change our classrooms into a more engaging and effective learning environment.  

Uses of Video

  • Sharing your school’s story
  • Sub instructions
  • Flipped classroom
  • Flipped PD
  • Review tool
  • Recording experiments
  • Asynchronous instruction
  • student created videos


Creating/Editing Videos

  • Screencasts
  • GoPro
  • Digital Video camera
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Swivl
  • iMovie

Sharing Videos

  • YouTube
  • Google Drive
  • other LMS