Video Production


UDL 5.1

Video production is a hands-on, experiential tool that students can use to share information with classmates, demonstrate knowledge and reinforce learning. Video production could include reenactment of plays and literature stories, informal or formal interviews, how-to demonstrations, book reviews and analysis of events. Through video production, students also learn important skills such as learning how to script, make and edit videos.

Implementation Tips

Student Roles
A teacher may assign roles for the students during video production such as writer, cinematographer, editor, recorder, etc. This is similar to setting up cooperative learning groups in other academic subjects.
Student Choice
Video production could be used as an alternate assignment or as a part of a selection menu for a final class project. For example, students might choose to interview a scientist about her research interests rather than write a research report about a particular science topic.
Additional Tips
For more information on supporting teaching video production in class, check out [[ | Kid's Vid ]] or learning through video production on [[ | PBS Learning Media ]]
Some of the equipment needed for video production include: -tape stock or flash storage cards -extra batteries and/or battery charger -tripod -external microphone -headphones -lights -digital photo camera These resources may be available for check-out from school library. Some teachers work with options such as flip camera, iPads, or computers with internal or external cameras. Be resourceful and locate sources within school / community prior to investing in video production equipment.


Social Studies
Each week, a group of students produce a short video on current events in the Chicago area and share with the class. The students who are making the video rotate so every student in class has an opportunity to participate.
As part of the science fair, students create a video on their project to demonstrate how they conducted their science experiment. These videos are available through an online link to the science fair website.
In class, students are reading Gulliver’s Travels. Each literature group has been assigned a chapter to read and to script a video. The students decide how they are going to make the video including scripting, acting, props, etc. As part of the final project, students share the video in class.
Behavior and SEL
A student that is struggling with a specific behavioral problem (e.g. distractive behavior in the classroom, bullying) can be assigned to create a video documenting themselves or other students demonstrating the target behavior. The student can then view the video and analyze the observed behavior.

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