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Using Video Lessons in the Classroom
Study.com's video lessons are available for you to use in your classroom and an accessible way for you to integrate technology into your classroom. Use the lessons to supplement your lesson plans, differentiate instruction or flip the classroom. Read on for practical ways to apply Study.com's videos into your classroom or click here to see the full list of subjects and lessons.
At the beginning of class, screen a video to review the previous day's material before jumping into a new concept. Alternatively, preview the upcoming lesson by showing a video that covers the material about to be taught in a fun and engaging way.
Small Group Activity
Place students in small groups and assign each student a different concept to master. Students use Study.com's video lessons to learn and then teach the concept to their classmates. By explaining concepts and asking peers questions, students solidify their knowledge.
Assign a video to view for homework so students can learn content and facts at home. The next day in class, discuss the material and address questions. Each video contains a short quiz at the end to reinforce the lesson's concepts, so students can complete the quiz and report their scores as part of their homework assignment. All videos also have a lesson transcript, which can be printed out for students without Internet access.
Study.com's video cover all of the material in most textbooks, but they are designed to be more fun, engaging, and visually stimulating than most textbooks. Instead of assigning a textbook reading, assign a video instead. Each video is bite-sized, and covers a specific objective, making it a good replacement for a textbook chapter. Students who like to read can follow along with the full transcript.
Assign videos as study aids for unit exams, midterms, final exams, and standardized tests. Since each video lesson is 5-10 minutes long and covers a single objective, students can jump to the videos they need and skip the concepts they already know. The self-grading quiz attached to each lesson allows students to test their knowledge and build confidence for their exam.
Using self-paced video lessons with your students allows you to customize instruction to the needs of your students. Study.com offers videos at a range of levels, and you can find videos covering both basic skills and advanced concepts.
If you have students who've missed class or need extra help on a concept, assign them videos to get them up to speed in a short amount of time. Struggling students can watch videos multiple times or use the self-grading quizzes to identify specific concepts they need extra help on.
For gifted students who are ahead of the regular curriculum, assign or recommend lessons to keep them busy! Lessons are sequenced, so your gifted students can move forward at their own pace. Your gifted students can also jump around to learn the topic that interests them most.
Spot Check Knowledge
Spot check knowledge by having your students take a video's quiz first and then watch the video if they missed answers. You can also use the video quizzes as a pre-test for the day's learning objective.
Find Videos for Your Classroom
Study.com is adding video lessons every day, so check back frequently to find additional lessons in your subject area.
To find a course specific to your subject area, visit Study.com's full library of lessons and click on your subject area. Then, choose a specific course, and then browse the course's chapters like a virtual textbook. You can also browse the list below: