I am amazed at how many students and teachers had never created a video. Making a video is an awesome method for sharing a tutorial, flipping a classroom, or presenting information. My hope is that teachers and students, alike, will try to create a video or two over the summer when all of us will have a little more time. Start by creating a short video. Ideas include:
- a tutorial on how to swing a golf club
- a video to showcase your summer vacation
- a short video message to a friend or relative
- an electronic photo journal
- a trailer for the book you read
- a lesson that you will use next Fall
- a how-to demonstration (solve a math problem, edit an image)
Exploration of the different programs is extremely important to help you become familiar with what each program does or doesn't do. This will prevent much frustration when you are crunched for time later next Fall.
Many told me that they don't have YouTube accounts. Since Google purchased YouTube a few years ago, anyone who has a Google account also has a YouTube account, which can be accessed from the apps list box in Google. Locate the apps box at the top right-hand corner on your desktop. If you login directly to YouTube, be sure to use your Google login.
The information I had planned to share with you is now found on the LibGuide called CREATING VIDEO. You will find tips, tricks, and even a work-around or two. From the website, I will also share how to get rid of the advertisements and the side videos on YouTube. Although there are hundreds of video creation programs that can be used, I've limited my suggestions to six programs/apps which I know are easy, have free versions, and incorporate a variety of creation and editing tools.
I've also included a bibliography that contains some articles about using video in the classroom and how they impact flipped classrooms, student engagement, higher-level thinking, and more. Please check them out. If you want to read more, be sure to search some of the databases such as ERIC, Education Research Complete, Academic Search Premier, or others which can be found linked from the website.
Have a great summer!