Video in the classroom: Viewing

Why should we structure the use of video in our classrooms?

As with anything we do in our classrooms, we want to make sure that our use of video is purposeful, intentional, and supports learning. In order to make this so, we need to structure the inclusion of video in our learning situations just as we would any other activity.

How can we structure the use of video in our classrooms?

We don’t ever want the technology to get in the way of our learning situations. Some teachers have discovered different ways to make video viewing easier and more effective for their students.

Here is Lindsay Harrar, a teacher at ACCESS Adult Education Centre in Brossard, and she describes how she scaffolds learning situations that include video in her classroom:

Lindsay talks about using QR codes to make video resources easier for her students to access. The wonderful thing about reducing the barriers to access is that it levels the playing field for all of our students and builds equity into their learning.

As you watch this next video, think about ways you build equity in your classroom and how technology can help level things out even further.

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Learning resources created by Lindsay Harrar (Teacher, RSB), Avi Spector (RECIT Consultant, RSB),  and Tracy Rosen (RECIT Consultant, CSSMI), 2017.

Thank you!

If you would like more information about these resources or if you have something you would like to add to this , please contact Avi Spector or Tracy Rosen.

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I have been teaching and consulting - from primary school through adult education - since 1996. Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles in Montreal, Quebec, I believe that sharing our stories is the key to getting better together.