This document, developed by EDC's Center for Children and Technology, describes the three essential parts of an effective video-based lesson: Frame, Focus and Follow-up. Download the document and read it at your leisure or take a look at the Teaching Tips below. If you would like to use VITAL videos in your own lessons, these hints will help you make the most of them.
Effective Video-based Lessons
You can use VITAL video segments in a variety of ways: to introduce a concept or skill, to reinforce a previously taught concept or skill, to assess student mastery, or to analyze and better understand the ways we use media. The VITAL resources and lesson plans provide you with examples of the three essential parts of an effective video-based lesson: Frame, Focus and Follow-up. They also show you how video clips can best fit into a larger lesson.
However, you are the experts on what works best with your students. If you would like to use VITAL video in your own lessons, here are some hints for how to make the most of them.
There are at least three main reasons for integrating video segments into your lessons:
A) to introduce a new topic,
B) to provide an additional learning experience to reinforce your current lessons,
C) and to assess the extent to which your students have mastered the material.
Follow these guidelines for using video in the classroom, regardless of the purpose for which you use it:
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.