Digital Classroom Tools: Good Video (4 of 9)

Good video?

Among the very first things that need to be addressed are the basics of good video.  In this world of recorded or streamed Zoom and Meets we have a number of bad habits and bad video attributes that are not helping us communicate and teach students. To be clear, I am a professional educator and NOT a videographer.  When I say “basics” of good video, I mean really really basic elements to get information communicated, not techniques for beautiful or artistic video. Our goal as teachers is the communication of information not the evocation of emotion, and this is just one of the many things that separates education video from entertainment video.  With all of that in mind, let’s get started.

Good enough video.

Let’s take a look at a couple specific tools and tips to making reasonable educational video. The reason we are looking at “good enough” video is that as teachers our goal is the dissemination of information and so our goal is more about limiting distracting elements, lighting our faces to communicate, and similar attributes rather than time consuming details.  Remember, as educators we are likely doing lots of video rather than a few super high quality videos, meaning “good” is good enough. 

Join me for the  fourth entry in our Digital Classroom Tools series as we address “Good Video”

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