Teaching using digital video in secondary schools
Teaching using digital video in secondary schools

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Teaching using digital video in secondary schools

2 Starting to use DV

DV, therefore, is a learning and teaching tool that has a lot to offer and one we cannot afford to ignore. Increasingly, DV will become an essential part of the teacher's ‘toolbox’, but it is one whose use has to be planned, in order for it to be effective.

Click on the following link to view the BFI Evaluation Report; for background information click on BECTA DV Pilot Project.

This course aims to familiarise you with the techniques and concepts of DV and to help you consider how to incorporate it into lessons. The activities and resources are suitable for use on your own or with a group of colleagues who would like to explore the technology, and they could also be useful when you are ready to introduce DV into your classroom.

Click on the link below to read 'What digital video has to offer'.

What digital video has to offer [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

Now turn to Activity 1.

Activity 1

Consider the pedagogical value and rationale of using DV in your classroom. Read the document What digital video has to offer available by clicking on ‘view document’ (above), which provides an overview of DV's key benefits.

If possible, discuss what outcomes you hope to achieve with colleagues who will be teaching DV or have an interest in the medium. Use this discussion as the basis for drawing up a list of areas in which DV could add value.

Ask yourself:

  • Why and when would you want to use DV?

  • What are the benefits of using it?

  • How will you incorporate it into your teaching?

  • What learning outcomes do you want to achieve?

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