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Aug 11, 2023

23 Ways Your Teachers, Students Can Use, Benefit from Video in '23

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Technology in the classroom used to be the stuff of the future. Turns out, the future is now, and classrooms without technology are often missing opportunities to educate students in diverse and engaging ways. A recent report noted that schools used an average of more than 2,500 different educational technology tools in the 2022-2023 school year — a giant leap from a few years prior, when that number hovered around 900 in the 2018-2019 school year.

Asynchronous video is one of the EdTech tools that is becoming ubiquitous in classrooms and has ushered in a new era of education, providing a dynamic and versatile platform with a wealth of benefits for both teachers and students. Not only has asynchronous video revolutionized classroom dynamics, it has also transformed the way knowledge is shared and absorbed.

 Let’s take a deeper look at 23 ways teachers and students alike can use — and benefit from — asynchronous video in the upcoming school year.

How asynchronous video benefits teachers

As digital technology intertwines with traditional teaching methods, asynchronous video has proven to be a useful tool in the classroom, helping teachers better engage with their students in and out of the classroom. Asynchronous video empowers educators to adapt their teaching methods and also create engaging, inclusive, and effective learning environments. Here’s how.

1. Creating Tutorials and Demonstrations: Teachers can use screen recording videos to create tutorials and demonstrations of software, websites, or complex processes. 

2. Flipped Learning Content: As part of the flipped classroom model, teachers can record screen videos presenting key content and lessons for students to watch outside of class, freeing up class time for discussions and activities.

3. Feedback on Assignments: Teachers can provide personalized feedback on students' projects, offering a more clear, detailed, and visual assessment. It also conveys body language and tone of voice more clearly.

4. Data Visualization: Screen recordings can be used to explain complex data visualizations and infographics, helping students interpret and analyze information effectively.

5. Interactive Quizzes and Assessments: Teachers create Interactive Questions and assessments in screen recording videos, enabling students to engage with the content and receive immediate feedback on their progress.

6. Language Learning: Language teachers use screen recording videos to model pronunciation, language exercises, and interactive language learning activities.

7. Virtual Field Trips: Teachers take students on virtual field trips through screen recording videos, allowing them to explore historical sites, museums, and distant locations beyond the classroom.

8. Student Feedback and Reflections: Teachers record personalized feedback for students, including praise for achievements and constructive guidance for improvement.

9. Time Efficiency: Pre-recorded videos free up teachers’ time, allowing them to allocate more time to more personalized interactions, providing individualized assistance and fostering a deeper engagement with students.

10. Global Reach: Teachers can expand their reach beyond geographical borders and connect with students around the world, creating a global learning community with diverse perspectives.

Why equal access to asynchronous video benefits all of your teachers

As today’s educational environment goes beyond the traditional four walls, having asynchronous video in the classroom is an integral part of instruction. Ensuring equal access for all of your teachers fosters learning environments that are inclusive, effective, and forward-thinking. Providing every teacher with the opportunity to utilize asynchronous video, schools can bridge gaps in teaching methodologies, enhance professional growth, better educate students, and empower teachers to shape the future of learning. Here are just a few ways asynchronous video makes that happen.

11. Virtual Professional Development: Teachers can create their own professional development for each other, and encourages them to refine their content delivery and presentation skills.

12. Share Video Libraries: Each teacher can create a library of content and share with peers or new teachers.

13. Virtual Reality Classroom Tours: Teachers can offer virtual tours of their classrooms and facilities, allowing prospective students to explore the environment remotely.

14. Webinars and Guest Lectures: Educators and guest speakers can participate from anywhere.

How asynchronous video benefits students 

Teachers aren’t the only ones in the classroom who benefit from asynchronous video. Students, too, reap the benefits as this technology reshapes the learning landscape. Asynchronous video enables catering to diverse learning styles, schedules, preferences, and more, and fosters a more personalized and accessible learning experience. Students can use asynchronous video to determine their own pace of learning anytime, anywhere, and it is an indispensable tool that enhances academic achievement and equips learners with the skills to thrive in the digital age.

15. Digital Storytelling and Presentations: Students can use screen recording videos to create digital storytelling projects, narrate presentations, and showcase their work.

16. Collaborative Projects: In group projects, students can record their contributions to collaborative tasks.

17. Student-Led Teaching: Encouraging students to create screen recording videos to teach their peers about specific topics can foster peer-to-peer learning and strengthen their understanding of the subject matter. 

18. Language Learning: Screen recordings can be used to teach language skills, such as pronunciation, reading, and vocabulary, providing a multimodal visual and auditory experience.

19. Documenting Coding and Programming: Students learning coding and programming can use screen recording videos to document their code development and debugging processes. Screen recording videos can be used to present interactive coding challenges, where students can write and execute code directly within the video interface and receiving real-time feedback.

20. Video Essays and Reflections: Students can create video essays and reflections using screen recording tools to express their thoughts and insights visually.

21. Digital Art and Design Showcase: Showcase students' digital art and design projects, demonstrating the creative process and techniques used.

22. Build confidence: Students can practice presentations or reading aloud and build confidence and create self-feedback. 

23. Self-paced learning: Asynchronous video allows students to review material as often as needed, whenever it is needed, providing them the opportunity to deepen their absorption of their knowledge of complex topics.

Everyone benefits from video

The learning landscape continues to evolve as technology plays an increased role in how material is taught and learned. Asynchronous video enhances both sides of education — teachers and students — and affords benefits to the classroom that are unparalleled in ed tech today. Begin your school's video journey today!

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