It may be hard to imagine, but even kids get stressed out. Indeed, there are few things more frustrating for a child than struggling to complete a difficult homework assignment. Not understanding how to handle homework–– particularly a tricky math worksheet or word problem –– can cause students to either 1) spin their wheels in exasperation or 2) check out completely. Obviously, educators don’t want either of those things to happen. The good news is, teachers can use educational math videos to help students learn more from their lessons and enjoy them at the same time! Here are three compelling reasons you should consider making videos for your math classes:
Students don’t have control while they’re at school. They can’t decide when a class begins, or what a teacher will talk about, or if the kid behind them will kick their chair, or if they’ll get distracted by something outside, or when they have to use the bathroom –– we could go on but we’ll stop here. The point is, a student may have trouble with a particular lesson for any number of reasons –– many of which are outside of their control. Educational videos, by contrast, give students the power they sometimes lack in the classroom. Students can pause, rewind, and skip forward through educational videos as needed. Also, video content removes the distractions associated with the hustle and bustle of a regular school day, and allows students to move at their own pace in a controlled environment.
Experienced teachers know that if you want a student to learn something, you have to repeat it. This isn’t a slight against kids either –– it’s simply how we as humans learn. Perhaps it’s no wonder then that video is such an effective tool for increasing comprehension and retention. Creating quality teaching videos to supplement your regular classroom tactics can underline the important points you want to make and provide students with helpful examples so they can tackle their math assignments with greater confidence.
Ease of Use
Modern students are tech savvy. Even grade schoolers are adept at using smartphones and online apps. Teachers don’t have to worry about implementing video technology or project-based learning strategies in their curriculum because contemporary students are happy to embrace tech in schoolwork. In fact, there’s an argument to be made that videos are the easiest, most convenient way for students to learn as they are now accessible anytime, anywhere. This allows students to learn at their own pace and when it is most convenient or productive. Even if a child were to forget or misplace their notebook, they could still utilize video content to review a math lesson with ease. What’s more, video content is extremely convenient for young learners. After all, since most students spend huge amounts of time consuming online content, it only makes sense for teachers to offer them a learning method that aligns with their current habits.
You don’t have to be an expert cinematographer to create educational videos that resonate with your class. Rather, simply making the effort to provide your students with this vital resource can yield great results. To learn more about educational videos –– and how you can access the SchoolTube library ad-free –– click here. SchoolTube is the definitive educational video hosting site, and we love helping educators harness the power of video both in and out of the classroom!