Thematic Lesson with Introductory Videos



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    Two of the biggest benefits of the video-assisted learning approach are speed and simplicity.
    Explaining a complex or difficult-to-process topic is no longer a task. The short duration of a
    5- or 10-minute video can effectively introduce students to general concepts in a fun and easy way.

    One of the tools that guarantee easy access to top-notch educational content, is myViewBoard Clips.
    Teachers can access a database of 200+ million high-quality videos. Teacher's favorite contents including
    Crash Course, Learnzillion, PBS Newshours, Bloomberg and many more.

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    Mindful use of technology platforms can help educators to easily focus on the lesson objectives.
    How to use myViewBoard Clips:

    1. Start a myViewBoard session for Windows. If you don't have an account yet, register here at no cost.

    2. Choose and customize the background for the canvas. You can customize the canvas with icons and images. Download them directly from the built-in myViewBoard browser.

    3. Click on the browser icon located on the floating toolbar.

    4. Move the cursor down until you find the myViewBoard Clips logo. Click to access a large number of educational videos.

    5. In the search bar, type a keyword on a topic you want to teach the students.

    Group Discussion and Analysis Session

    When the objective of the lesson is to generate discussion or visual analysis on a topic, the use of videos provides a practical approach.

    First, it's important to identify if the educational video addresses the subject in an open or closed discussion.

    Use Case Scenario for Video-Assisted Learning 1: Open Discussion

    For example, a documentary video may be divided into multiple parts, with an open discussion at the end of each part. To achieve this using myViewBoard, splice the video and insert each part on a different slide. At the end of each part, initiate a discussion. This allows teachers and the students to commit to an open discussion. A good strategy is raising questions at the end of each slide and sparking topic-suspense.

    Use Case Scenario for Video-Assisted Learning 2: Closed Discussion

    An educational video can transform a challenging closed discussion into an open discussion. For example, during the introduction of historical background o a history class. With the use of videos, the discussion of background events can gather the most important and memorable highlights.

    For this type of approach, we recommended preparing a questionnaire or analysis guide. Students can use and answer at the end of the video. Additionally, myViewBoard Pop Quiz or the Polling feature can be handy for a short evaluation.

    Learn more about Pop Quiz and Polling Features.
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    Concept-Based Lesson - Short Videos

    During a concept-based lesson, the implementation of educational short videos enriches tutoring lessons to emphasize the end of a unit. The use of educational short videos is beneficial for courses that do not necessarily address complex units of content. Activities that promote knowledge of an audiovisual language such as the introduction to a concept through the use of images and collection of many examples are the perfect design of a concept-based lesson.

    Short videos are helpful when teaching students about social values. The concept of short video use is as popular as the use of documentaries and technical videos when immersing students in complex subjects. Even though the two video modalities are addressing different academic objectives, studies had shown that the use of short videos facilitates better use of time, is direct and concise, and also minimizes student distractions.

    Video-Assisted Learning Through Tutorials

    myViewBoard's solution allows teachers to expand their creativity and take learning beyond the classroom.

    The purpose of a video tutorial is to provide students 27/7 access to class review educational resources.

    With the Screen Capture function of myViewBoard for Windows, the teacher can record an entire session of myViewBoard. Any action or element of a class that needs to be reviewed or highlighted can be created using a video tutorial.

    On the other hand, there is also the possibility of using existing tutorial videos. Teachers will only need to include these on the myViewBoard canvas. Easy as importing the video file or also using the tools of the MyViewBoard Magic Box.

    The advantages of using videos in the educational field go hand in hand with the current demands of the students. Countless studies suggest that most students use their free time in mobile device and tablet applications that contain a significant amount of content videos. Presenting the lessons using video resources is a familiar way to interact with them.

    It is time to revolutionize the classroom and make a difference in the life of each student.


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