Monroe One BOCES offers educators in districts that participate in our Multimedia service the SAFARI Montage instructional video platform, and Learn360 videos.
To get there, go to: https://media.monroe.edu and log in with your Active Directory account (what you would normally use to log in to your school computer)
To help you think through how to use video in your classroom, read this Eduptopia article from March of last year about using video in the classroom: https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-video-content-amplify-learning. It lays out very clear tips for using video in your classroom (summarized below).
It’s important to have a clear purpose for using a film, documentary or news clip. Make sure you’re not just assigning a video to use up time.
Be purposeful when using video, such as:
- Building background knowledge on a topic. Video is great for ELL students because they can pick up information using visual cues.
- Enriching a text or text excerpt. Video can help students visualize a place, event or person.
- Deepening or solidifying student learning. Giving students information in multiple modalities can help students learn more thoroughly.
Tips for using video:
- Be selective. Pick the most dynamic and pertinent clips to illustrate your point. Use the chapters feature in SAFARI Montage
- Provide a mission. “As you watch, pay attention to…” Setting a goal will keep students attentive.
- Pause to ponder (and write)
- Turn on closed captioning. Again, listening, while reading and using video images for visual clues are great multimodal ways for students to take in information.