A frenetic paced session where Hall Davidson from Discovery Education illustrated the many ways that students could demonstrate their learning using video.
I must admit that I haven’t used video as much as I should in my classroom – all of those cords and missing bits and pieces that went with the school video recorder – but it’s just getting easier and easier with video capable cameras and phones – and the FLIP cameras we have now.
Using the tools readily available in classrooms, Hall took us step by step through the technical aspects (usually just click, copy, paste) of the programs and apps he was using.
He shared how easily students were able to control and manage the videoing of their learning and he shared quite a few very interesting and fun projects to try.
Sessions such as this act as a springboard for ideas for teachers who then are able to pass on the excitement, tools and opportunities for their students to use.
Keeping the videos in the hands of the students must remain a priority – to ensure that it’s the students driving their own learning.
I’d hate to be the one in control of the video – that would be taking all of the powerful learning, organizing, planning, rehearsing, delegating and negotiating fun away the people who need to be demonstrating these very skills.
BOSS – Can I book our FLIP video cameras for ALL of next term?? Please???