Using Video as a Teaching Resource in the Classroom

Using videos in the classroom has had its place in teaching for a number of years. Now with video teaching tools being so readily available on the internet, it’s easier than ever to incorporate them into your lessons. Video can be beneficial in a number of ways, and students usually find them a helpful part of learning about a topic.
The educational benefits can extend far beyond the video clip itself, and there are a number of ways in which you can get your students to interact with the material that you show them. You could get them to devise role plays based on the material, write a set of questions for them to answer or ask them to have a discussion in groups. Video has been shown to help make material more memorable, and this will help to instil it in your pupils’ minds even further.
Video can be a powerful tool because it can show things which you’d otherwise have no access to in the classroom. It could be showing something which has happened on the other side of the world, or something which happened many years ago – things you’d have no way of visually demonstrating otherwise. This is especially useful for children who are visual learners, and will retain information which they see.
When taken full advantage of, video can help children to learn and remember information in ways which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This is extremely powerful for teachers, and can form an important part of the learning process when pupils can engage with it.