How many times have you said, “I wish I had another pair of eyes in the classroom with me?” There’s just so much that goes on in a day with so many different kids that by the time I finally sit down, too often my first thought is now what just happened?
My solution: set up an inexpensive little video camera in the back of the class to capture my day. Now, I have an extra set of eyes and a concrete place to start any reflection.
As I hope you know, Teaching Channel was founded on the belief that video is an amazing tool for teachers—a way we can all learn from each other, no matter where we teach. So, in an effort to make it less intimidating and more accessible for you, we’ve put together a couple of “how to” videos to get you started next week!
If you’re looking for the basics, here’s “Video 101.”
This short primer is full of useful tips.
I’d also like to share a video that shows how I set up and record video
in my own classroom and how I use it to jumpstart reflective discussions.
If you have comments or questions about setting up video in your classroom, just add them to the discussion section after you watch the “how to” videos. Good Luck!