Video killed the textbook: teacher tips on using film in class

By: Martin Williams

videoss“You might not want your school to be taken over by television cameras like Educating the East End, but introducing a taste of the silver screen to the classroom is a smart way to engage students.

If you need to spark a debate, give instructions or share some subject context, video can be a powerful tool in your armoury, whether that’s through feature films, TV clips, YouTube videos, or homemade films.

We asked five teachers who use videos in exciting and innovative ways to share their experiences and advice:

James Rolfe, head of science, Judgemeadow community college, Leicester

Often in science you have to demonstrate an experiment, but if you’ve got 30 children in the class it’s difficult to make sure everyone’s listening and can see what you’re doing. So using video can make such a big difference.” To read further please click here:

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