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Why use video in the classroom

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It will be a fun and powerful way for students to engage in a key social issue of our time.

Below is material from SONY on the power of video production as a teaching and learning vehicle, as well as a step-by-step guide to making a video.

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.

-    Confucius

Reasons to have your students create videos:

1.    Students will retain what they learn.

2.    Helps students better express their deepest understanding of core classroom content.

3.    Promotes creativity.

4.    Students will be engaged in their learning.

5.    Students will practice "real-life" skills:

-    Planning & organisation
-    Time management
-    Cooperative learning
-    Communication
-    Technology skills
-    Problem solving
-    Information synthesizing
-    Leadership & 'followership'

6.    Speaking, writing, reading, listening and math skills.

7.    Forces students to think at a higher level (sewing information together)

8.    Students will improve their technology skills

9.    Helps to develop problem-solving skills

10.  Video is the professional language of the future

11.   It is fun!

 [Extract from SONY Engaging Students in Video Production and Movie Making in the classroom - Tech & Learning Custom Projects]

The Competition
The competition

We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.

Check out the fantastic videos we received, all about sustainable energy solutions!

For teachers

Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.

Links to Australian curriculum, plus NAPLAN rehearsal.

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