As the most commonly used information publishing media on the Internet and various social media platforms. Video has become a tool for people to obtain information and become accustomed to it in the post-digital. Some people believe that videos are more capable of attracting the attention of the new generation to the content and messages they bring out than text or even graphics. Regardless of whether this is true or not, as an educator, you must realize that the film is indeed a very effective tool to help improve and encourage students to learn. Videos make your classroom more flexible. (isit.arts.ubc.ca) According to the UBC website, the videos can improve students’ access to course content and related information outside the classrooms. Improve face-to-face discussion opportunities. Let students have more space to study independently. Provide more information to supplement the course content. And more realistic environments and practical examples that cannot achieve in the classroom. (isit.arts.ubc.ca)
Videos have different advantages in enhancing learning incentives, but the time and resources spent on making videos are high.
Therefore, if we can effectively improve and assist teachers in the production of video sharing and collaboration. Believe that regardless of resource sharing and assisting reminders, and teacher performance in the classroom will be positive and helpful.
collaborate to improve in class performance
According to the proposed method, all teachers in the school videotaped their classes and discussed them in focus groups. (A., Lockhart, 2011) Assist teachers to cooperate to improve the quality of classroom teaching, understand their strengths and weaknesses, remind each other through positive discussions, and learn about the status of students in the classroom and some situations were not discovered on the spot through videos and improvement. Achieve ISTE standard for Educators: 4b Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
Sharing educational resources
Each teacher will collect a lot of information for preparing the course, some of which will be short videos obtained from the Internet. And even the teacher will make some related short videos to help students better understand the course. If the teachers in the school or even the entire campus or a network. Teachers can share and obtain the video resources they need with peace of mind. It can alleviate the process of collecting data for teachers. Also, reduce the need to repeat the production or search for these materials when other teachers are facing the same topics.
To achieve the above two goals, I compared Flipgrid and Vimeo these two digital video platforms, hoping to be a digital hub for teachers to collaborate and exchange videos with each other.
Is simple videos on social media, allow participants to create different types of sharing or discussion groups. Record their opinions through videos and make simple editing and share with other group members in the group. But this platform has a huge limitation that the maximum recording time of the film is about 10 to 15 minutes. If the teacher needs to record the entire class, it cannot record on this platform in its entirety. Although, can be uploaded to other video social platforms such as Youtube and then link to share to the discussion group. However, it will take a relatively long time to do so, and different degrees of privacy issues and risks may also arise. Due to this limitation, Flipgrid cannot become an effective video-sharing hub.
Like a portfolio type of social media, Vimeo provides plenty of freedom and space for teachers to store all their classroom videos on this platform. His biggest advantage is that it can connect to other commonly used digital media as one-stop management. The biggest advantage of Vimeo is that it can completely manage the uploaded videos. According to the producer and the councilor, the uploaded videos can be shared with specific groups and distributed. Some people watched. You can also restrict downloading and sharing. Besides, it can also broadcast online. From the perspective of digital citizenship responsibility and protection of copyright, Vimeo has an advantage as a Hub for sharing video resources. Or as a Wiki for teaching materials. The disadvantage of this proform is; it has not allowed participants to have real-time face-to-face communication. They can only discuss and communicate with each other through messages. However, even Flipgrid does not have this function. I believe that other meeting software can be used to achieve this goal.
During the research, I discovered a project called Beyond Textbooks. The school district used. A set of knowledge management software called MindTouch and created a collaborative Wiki is used. In the school district, teachers, students, and parents of different schools can share teaching resources through this plan. This is probably the same idea as I imagined using Vimeo collaborative a video Hub.
Lockhart, A., (2011), What students need to learn pages 96-96, http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar11/vol68/num06/How-Can-We-Promote-Teacher-Collaboration%C2%A2.aspx
Ideas and Strategies for Using Video in the Classroom https://isit.arts.ubc.ca/ideas-and-strategies-for-using-video-in-the-classroom/
Beyond Textbooks https://www.beyondtextbooks.org/What_is_BT
How teachers collaborate online and in school, (October 6, 2011) https://www.edutopia.org/video/how-teachers-collaborate-online-and-school