Free video training and resources are now available to educators! SchoolTube has announced the launch of SchoolTube University, a free professional development program focused on increasing video literacy, video production and video management skills of K12 educators. SchoolTube University is an online meeting place for K12 educators to learn new education video skills, ask questions of their peers and to learn education video best practices.
The use of video in K12 education is exploding; every student and teacher now has the potential to be a video producer and video consumer. Video use in K12 is growing due to ubiquitous recording devices such as smartphones, low-cost video production and editing apps, and changes in the learning process and school technology. Teaching methods such as Flipped Learning and Project Based Learning (PBL) are heavily dependent on video and are growing in popularity. In addition, school education technology is rapidly changing and embraces video use. Use of learning management systems such as Canvas and Schoology are on the rise as is the use of free or low-cost teacher websites where video lessons can be embedded and shared.
“SchoolTube University was created to help educators stay abreast of new developments in video production and management,” said Paul Langhorst, SchoolTube’s Director of Marketing. “Video is a 21st Century Skill and needs to be understood by educators and taught to and understood by students – not just in media classes, but in all classes.”
SchoolTube University’s inaugural webinar, How to Help Students Create Great Videos for Class Assignments, was held on July 11th. In this webinar, our guest speaker Don Goble, an in-classroom video expert, shared tips on how to help students make better videos for their school assignments and projects. New events are planned for the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include live streaming, video production, creating lesson videos, video equipment and much more. A recorded copy of each webinar will be made available on SchoolTube University.