Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom

Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom

A picture is worth a thousand words. If the image is also dynamic, how many words would it equal? That would be the equation that we would have to solve in the 21st century. We have to be aware that in certain processes, the effect of learning multiplies thanks to the visualization of a video exponentially. The use of video as a teaching resource facilitates the construction of significant knowledge since the communicative potential of images, sounds and words are used to convey a series of experiences that stimulate the senses and different learning styles in students.


Several types of educational videos

Video lesson: It is used without the presence of the teacher and is widely used in distance education. It consists of practically the different components of a class. It allows students to appropriate knowledge, observe the execution of techniques and demonstrations, promote the creation of skills, and systematize their technical-professional preparation.
Support video: The teacher uses it as a means of teaching when developing a lecture, theoretical-practical class, practical class, or laboratory practice. It facilitates the execution of teaching tasks, reproduces phenomena, demonstrations, techniques, etc. It is mainly used in the teaching activities of the undergraduate.
Interactive video: A teacher-facilitator is employed, from a new perspective, with an active and participatory methodology in the teaching process. It enables the development of symmetric and reciprocal communication of the roles mentioned above.
Didactic package: It consists of multiple learning media (texts, methodological guides, videos, films, cassettes, or educational software) and is ideal for self-preparation, directed, and distance studies.

Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom

How to create education videos

To create an educational video, it is necessary to do a previous investigation and a scheme about what we intend to communicate and how we want to do it. We must consider whether the video will have ambient sound or background music. Besides, finally, we must control the technical aspects: recording camera, video resolution, editing with appropriate software and uploading the video to a website so that it is accessible with a connection Internet.
FlexClip is a fantastic tool that allows you to create your own educational videos from your photos and your music (as they tell me it also allows you to convert, trim our videos). The final result is a very professional and spectacular video that we can have hosted on FlexClip or download for class use.

Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom

FlexClip, in its normal free version, allows us to create our own videos of up to 5 minutes with selected photographs from our computer and with multiple arrangements such as adding texts and music, all this in three simple steps. There is also the payment option that allows many more stock video and the removal of the watermark that appears in the lower right of the videos in the version free.


Final words

Video learning is not a recent trend, but it is still in trend. If technological evolution is observed with an impartial sense, it can be noticed that the face-to-face part is losing strength in terms of media development if all the materials are transferred to the computer, and this, in turn, is an inevitable process at this time. The network is indeed a great help in class, but as a technological resource, it is more oriented to individual learning, achieving excellent results at the level of knowledge.

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