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Aim, shoot, ready! Future teachers learn to ‘do’ video
Teacher Education
  • Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, Santa Clara University
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This paper describes an intensive 2-hr workshop designed to introduce preservice teachers to digital video in the context of an instructional technology course or as a stand-alone activity. Acknowledging time constraints in most real-life instructional situations, this format takes novices with no or very limited knowledge of video making to the point where they have experienced most of the steps involved in crafting a finished (though almost certainly unpolished) digital video. Conversations introduce projectbased collaborative learning as the pedagogical context for digital video production, the value of supporting a sense of creativity in students to promote deeper engagement with subject matter through hands-on activities, and how to involve a variety of learning modalities as opposed to predominantly passive reading and listening. Possible extensions like time-lapsed video are discussed.
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Hernández-Ramos, P. (2007). Aim, shoot, ready! Future teachers learn to ‘do’ video, British Journal of Educational Technology, 38(1), 33-41.