Video Resources for Teachers



How to use iMotion to add new life to a lesson by Josh Stock (SmartBlog). Teacher: How to use video clips to engage students. Stop motion video can be a useful classroom tool, according to sixth-grade teacher Josh Stock. In this blog post, Stock offers a step-by-step guide to using video clips to engage students in classroom lessons.

Latest Word on Optimal Length for Education Videos by Dian Schaffhauser (The Journal). Educational videos lasting 10 minutes or less may be the optimal length, according to The State of Video in Education survey, which highlights trends in video use in schools. Data also show a majority -- 91% -- of respondents believe video can boost student satisfaction. 

“Children, be quiet and watch your lesson”. (The case for video time during class) by Michael J. Petrilli (Education Next). Content-rich educational videos can help support learning in elementary classrooms, writes Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. In this commentary, he suggests integrating such videos into center-based learning models.

Why ‘binge watching’ is to blame for kids not learning by Craig Blewett (The Conversation). Does "binge watching" create passive students? Students spend more time consuming media than sleeping, according to a recent report. Craig Blewett, senior lecturer in education and technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, writes in this commentary that the trend and the phenomena of "binge watching" are creating an environment in which students are passive -- rather than active. 

Why You Should Use Video In Education by Katie Lepi (Edudemic)




7 engaging video sites for teachers and students by Laura Devaney (eSchool News)

Revisiting Khan Academy with a Clean Slate by Eric Patnoudes (EdTech). Teachers should forget everything they've heard about the Khan Academy and visit the site with fresh eyes, according to Eric Patnoudes, a former teacher and instructional technologist. He writes in this commentary that Khan Academy goes beyond videos and offers valuable features that aid teachers in tracking student progress and personalizing instruction. 

Video Gaining as Key Tool in Teacher-Learning Plans by Michelle R. Davisby (Education Week). As platforms evolve, more districts are using video to boost collaboration and refine classroom practice.




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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom by Monica Burns (Edutopia). YouTube offers more than animal videos, education-technology and curriculum consultant Monica Burns writes in this blog post. She highlights four strategies for using YouTube in the classroom, including tips about "finding the 'right' videos."

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) (Australia)

ASCD - Most Viewed Videos (USA)

ASCD Whole Child (USA)

The Balanced Literacy Diet (Canada)

Classroom Observation Videos (UK)

ColegauCymru (UK)

Crash Course (USA)

The Future of Education (Canada)

Hawker Brownlow Education (Australia)

iObservation Channel (Marzano)

ITC Publications (Australia)

Mike Bell (UK)

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education (OECD)

Positively MAD (UK)

PLANE (Australia)

The Schools Network (UK)

Solution Tree (USA)

Thoughtful Classroom (USA)

The Thoughtful Teacher (USA)

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers




Enhance TV

Learning Matters TV

Study TV




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