It has been a battle for teachers re-engaging their students post-lockdown.
As teachers and students continue to find their way around this new normal, what ways can teachers ensure that the learning process is more engaging for students?
Social videos in learning are a part of supplemental curricula which provide flexible, nimble, and focused tools that help teachers adapt to the ever-changing educational system.
Since supplemental curricula are materials or items that provide more complete coverage of a subject in a course, address diverse learning needs, and generally extend and support instruction and address the needs of all learners, social videos are very vital in executing the objectives of supplemental curricula.
What ways can social videos be used to augment learning in schools?
Fact-checking and reemphasizing accuracy
With the many conspiracy theories circulating around the world, it has become more important now than ever to ensure information is accurate and from trustworthy sources before digesting them and sharing them.
There are a plethora of platforms with reliable information that are dedicated to helping internet users and curious knowledge seekers — both in and outside of the classroom — sift through the noise to find verified information.
In a bid to curb the sea of misleading content, a platform like YouTube has created information panels that are attached to video searches and videos that link to fact-checked backgrounder information.
There are also free browser extensions that fact-check content from any searched content and extract reliable, expert-based information.
Teachers can use these platforms and tools to help students dispel falsehoods. However, this can only be achieved if the teachers themselves are equipped with the tools they need to tackle this.
Engaging and personalized content
Short and fun videos can be used effectively to engage students for real learning.
Platforms like TikTok and Youtube provide a great opportunity to create need-to-know moments and fuel curiosity in students.
Therefore, supplemental materials must be engaging, like short videos, in order to instill the love of learning in children and pique their curiosity.
These supplemental materials should be adaptable to the need of each child and must be in formats that are easily downloadable.
The content being shared must accommodate the reading and comprehension needs of students as they vary.
Less stress for Teachers
As a teacher, you know the stress you go through preparing for the next day’s lessons. This can be frustrating as you spend time searching for multimedia material from reliable sources and curriculum-related text.
Already made video content reduces the workload of teachers thereby giving them time to focus on other things.
There are easily digestible content that are tied to the current teaching topic and can easily be augmented by teachers for unique assessments and delivered to students.
Using social videos to support learning a small but important aspect in the wider educational system. As it is, it currently plays a key part in educational recovery post-pandemic.
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