Bette Chambers explains how video segments embedded in lessons can effectively support teaching and learning
WHEN I WAS AT SCHOOL, occasionally teachers showed us half-hour long educational films that were tangentially related to topics that we were covering in class. These were seen primarily as a break from our more mundane traditional lessons rather than an effective means of learning, and unfortunately video is still typically used only as a Friday afternoon reward or filler. This article describes an innovative application of technology in classroom teaching, where brief video segments are threaded throughout lessons to improve children’s learning.
|What we know|
|● Educational television programs have been found to have positive effects, but this is incidental.
● The intentional use of video content to highlight key concepts during lessons shows great promise.
● Evaluations of embedded multimedia have shown it improves achievement in programs for beginning reading and struggling readers.
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