WHAT IT IS:
As a strategy, Video Sharing is a method for students to post and publish ideas or projects, either privately in a controlled environment or publicly.
HOW IT WORKS:
With the myriad tools and technologies available for such purposes, Video Sharing can be as simple or complex as desired. Once the teacher identifies the goal and intent of the video product, a tool can be selected to suit the purpose. Some uses might include:
- Sharing video responses to a discussion prompt (instead of typing)
- Creating videos to demonstrate concepts or complex processes (how-to or instructional)
- Publishing polished video products to demonstrate ideas, showcase work, or perform for an audience
In most cases, the goal of using video as a medium for such things involves both giving students more creative opportunities as well as increasing the behavioral value of a task by having students show and tell their ideas instead of writing.
Some of the more common tools and resources used for such things include:
- Seesaw (seesaw.me) for recording and sharing in class or with the world, especially for lower elementary
- Flip (flip.com) for recording responses to prompts and sharing in class
- Screencastify (screencastify.com) for screen recording and how-to demonstrations
- Clipchamp (app.clipchamp.com) for editing and publishing videos
- Youtube (youtube.com) for sharing videos either privately or publicly