#9 Video

2:53 pm / Posted by Aaron Quilty /

Videos as you would know are everywhere. You cannot go a day without seeing a glimpse of a video in some shape or form throughout the majority of the world. They are on our TV's, on our computers, on our phones, even when you drive into a city they are everywhere. They are everywhere because it is one of the most effective ways to communicate in all the world and they are so effective because people respond to them daily. Videos are segments, are snipits of our everyday life. It offers and produces a quick understanding of a concept and has the ability to show things that are virtually improbable to understand with a pen and paper or just in the classroom.

Videos are a form of visual literacy, and visual literacy refers to the ability to understand and produce visual messages.

Visual literacy is captivated by constructivists and social constructivist frameworks. These frameworks explain literacy acquisition, growth and development, whereas its perspectives are informed by theorist that believe all learning is an active, interpersonal and social process. The theoretical framework creates an understanding of the role of culture in literacy learning. It provides a scaffolding of understanding to support children in receiving information from adults as they learn language, become meaning makers and learn to communicate.

One of the best ways to communicate in the classroom and to engage students on their learning journey is using simply YouTube or TeacherTube. You can add these video clips onto your own blog so the student can view it and get the chance to engage their own learning in their own time or you can just show it to the class.

Through the use of Video technology we can understand certain things, certain aspects, certain theories, certain elements, but we can never comprehend what is actually happening in the world around us. This next video will show why this is...

There are 2 ways to understand a video, 1. Technical and 2. Pedegogical.
The technical relates to the development and distribution whereas pedegogical relates to how you can make it available and identifies your instructional purpose.
Throught the tehnical side of things there are many different ways to make a movie and this is great for students to know and understand because they can use this in an assessment piece. Most people capture footage using a video camera. With that footage you can sync it onto your computer for editing. There are 2 main programs to edit a movie.
1. iMovie - when using an Apple Mac.
2. MovieMaker - when using a PC.
These are very simple programs and you can to so much to them to get such a sophisticated result.
When you have finished your editing you can export your video in many different formats. There are 2 main formats that are used quite frequently, Windows Media (.wmf) and QuickTime (.mov)
Secondly, Pedegogical offers a range of different reasons for sing video through:
- Introducing a problem or a topic task.
- Explaining different points of views and rationales, and
- Describing a technical methology.
Both teachers and students can use videos in any situation, in any place, and with any KLA. It doesn't matter what it is there is bound to be something out there to suit your needs or the needs of your students. Or, even creating something for your family. Here is a clip my dad and I put together a while back...

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