The State of Video in Education

Webcasting, lecture capture now became integral to education, survey administered by Kaltura found. They say that universities are using video more frequently as part of regular education. You can read more about the study here. To read more about video in instruction and ways to create video, please go to my Diigo collection.  Interested about videoconferencing? Attend an NU workshop on Sept 30, 10-11 in 1204 and get additional resources here.

Adding annotations to video

As always, great tips from Free Technology for Teachers!

One of the suggested activities for flipped lesson is to have students submit videos to you that they locate, review, and annotate.

VideoANT allows annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video (see how to  reading his post and watching his video here ).

Vialogues is a free service that allows you to build online discussions around videos online or videos that you have saved on your computer (see how to here).

 MoocNote is a free tool for adding timestamped comments, questions, and links to videos. You and/or your students can even organize videos as playslist!

Create Video Lessons in Minutes by Annotating Screen Captures with this Free Windows App

From Practical EdTech:

“Microsoft appears to have taken a page from Google’s playbook, encouraging employees to “turn their wild ideas into real projects” and calling the effort Microsoft Garage. One of the results of this initiative is the new “Snip” tool for Windows. Snip is a screen capture and annotation tool (or just a ‘whiteboard’ if you want it). It makes it really easy to create instructional videos by writing or drawing on a screen ‘snip’ and saving the resulting video as an MP4 file”. Read the full article.

OpenEd Assesses ‘Most Effective’ Online Learning Resources

We might keep this in mind when creating video resources for our students.

“Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That’s the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.” See more here.

2 min videos.

Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma

There are many ways of producing videos. It might be great if students engage in videography and animation for their projects. See this post from FT4T about “Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma“. Potential usage in the classroom:

  • Demonstrating mathematics understanding with manipulatives and/or hand writing
  • Showing the process carried out of a science experiment step by step
  • Using the time lapse feature to study a slow moving process

Have fun!