Video has value beyond subject-matter learning. Students can video
record field trips so those who could
not attend can benefit from the experience. Having students record
key experiences during the excursion
will extend the learning experience
back to the classroom.
You can also use video as summa-
tive assessment for class or individual
inquiry. Uploading presentations of
proposed solutions of problems to a
secure You Tube channel or another
secure video webhosting site allows
your students to collaborate with
students from other local, national,
and even international schools.
During the 2010 oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico, grade school children
posted video solutions to You Tube.
Some newscasters asked experts to
comment on the validity of some
of these ideas. Interestingly, some
of these simple, spontaneous, child-
created videos offered relevant
Math Curriculum Makeover, Dan Meyer’s TED
Talk: www.youtube.com/user/TEDx Talks#p/
National Curriculum Standards for Social
Studies created by the National Council
for Social Studies: www.socialstudies.org/
National Science Education Standards created
by the National Science Teachers Association:
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: http://standards.nctm.
Technological, Pedagogical, and Content
Knowledge framework: www.tpck.org
—Laurie O. Campbell is the director of undergraduate programs and an assistant clinical
professor at Southern Methodist University
in Dallas, Texas, USA. Her research interests
include the effective use of technology and the
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