Why use video for teaching and learning?
Video is a powerful tool to enhance teaching and learning. Staff, students, leaders and parents can now engage with video in ways that were unattainable several years ago. Listed below are some of these and how they could help your school. New ones are discovered all the time.
CPD Lesson Observations
Lesson observations are a key factor in a teacher’s CPD, normally requiring a colleague to be in the classroom to observe and take notes at the time. Video will support the feedback given. In addition the system can allow the observer to view from outside the classroom leading to a more typical lesson.
Turn every lesson into a professional development opportunity. Lessonbox is the perfect tool for self evaluation. Easy to set up in your classroom and record yourself without the need for outside assistance or connection to the school network. You can then review and save the parts you want for immediate and / or later review with colleagues.
Modelling, Benchmarking and Sharing Best Practice
All schools have great teachers delivering outstanding lessons to students every day. Video allows to you to share these skills. What better start for an NQT than to have access to examples of excellence from colleagues they work with every day. Model lessons are a true investment in the outcomes for both staff and pupils.
Flip your Classroom!
Flipped classroom (also flip teaching or reverse teaching) is a teaching model in which the traditional lecture and homework elements of a class or course are flipped. Instead of having students sit through lectures during class, instructors record and assign them to be watched as homework.
Swivl makes getting started with this technique easy for everyone. Simply teach the way you’ve always taught, capture it on video and turn it into useful flipped class content.
Students revising for exams could use the Lessonbox Cloud to access clips or whole lessons to support their revision. These can be from their own teachers and not found on the internet.
A major part of teaching is the management of the classroom. It is very hard to teach without a settled environment. Video allows staff to review not just their teaching but the overall dynamic of the classroom and support their management of behaviour and low level disruption.
Marketing your School
Set up a parents channel/group in the Lessonbox Cloud. Use approved clips of actual lessons, activities and school events to attract new students and showcase your school. Normally a parents decision about a school is based on a site visit and meeting staff. However a Parents channel/group will deliver a real insight for them into your school, how lessons are taught and managed and support their decision on where to send their child.
For ongoing School Improvement and Ofsted preparation, Mobile or Fixed systems provide a powerful tool in terms of…
• Leadership and management
• Quality of teaching
• Behaviour and safety
• Achievement of pupils
Prospective teachers will often be asked to teach a lesson as part of the interview and evaluation process. This lesson will be observed by a member or members of the interview panel though sometimes not all parties can attend. A Lessonbox system can record these lessons allowing the whole interview panel to review them together or via the Lessonbox Cloud before deciding on the best candidate.