Make teaching more accessible and engaging.
Keeping students interested can be a challenge, especially in a virtual classroom setting. Try using videos to change up your course content — and give you a break from lecturing. But, entertaining as videos may be, there are lots of other good reasons to use them in the classroom:
Online video presentations with subtitles can accommodate all audiences, including students with hearing impairment. Subtitles can also help students who are learning a new language better understand their teachers.
- Information retention:
Smaller chunks of information tend to be easier for learners to remember. Engaging visuals can help overcome learning curves so students can grasp concepts more easily.
- Time efficiency:
A brief explainer video or short clip can save you time with lesson planning and help share information from experts in their fields.
- Effortless studying:
Students can revisit and rewatch videos outside of the classroom and have time to reprocess the course material.
Types of video presentations.
There’s no limit to what you can create with your video presentation, from a video of you dancing the cha-cha to an animated infographic, or even funny GIFs for a dose of comic relief. Here are a few types of videos you can make yourself — or find online — to use in the classroom:
- Personal narratives:
As a class assignment, a personal narrative video can help students learn about themselves and each other. Or, share a personal narrative of people related to the subject you’re teaching.
- Instructional videos:
Step-by-step tutorials are a versatile way to break down complicated topics. Try making a how-to video on linear algebra, novel writing, or even a DIY art project.
- YouTube videos:
Try using a YouTube video in your presentation slides to connect with younger students in their own language. Many YouTube stars cover educational topics. Or, within a larger video presentation, pop in a short video or two from credible YouTubers to help students stay attentive.
The makings of an engaging video lesson.
Whether you're a student with a video project assignment or a teacher looking to change up your lesson plan, a solid outline will help you or your students create a cohesive video presentation. Start by writing an outline that includes the following:
1. Introduction of your topic:
Hook your audience with an exciting story, fact, or anecdote about your topic.
2. Agenda or overview:
Provide a slide of the talking points you will be sharing with your audience so they can see the full breadth of the presentation.
3. Explain your topic or subject:
Tell the audience about the most important aspects of your topic as you work your way through the sections you presented in your overview.
4. Examples and discussion points:
Get practical on your topic and dive into detail to get the conversation going.
Wrap up your presentation with any last remarks or touch back on the theme of your presentation.
Use Adobe Premiere Pro to create your presentation.
You don’t need a vast knowledge of video editing software to craft a quality video presentation. Adobe Premiere Pro features many video and presentation tools that you can use to customize and finalize your video. Choose from several themed video and presentation templates, slide transitions, and features that let you add subtitles, music, and much more.
Polish off your video by adding some creative components.
Take your video presentation to the next level with these creative tips: