Using Videos in the Classroom

1. Create a list of all videos available in each department with suggestions for incorporating them in the various courses.

2. Create a department policy on the use of videos which incorporates these best practices:
Motivate the video with a short discussion.

3. Provide explanatory notes or focus questions on the board or on a handout to guide student viewing. 

4. Encourage students to take notes while they view the film to be used for a purpose, e.g., answering questions, writing a report or essay, etc.

5. Stop the film periodically to invite discussion. 

5. Leave a few minutes before the end of the lesson for a summary.

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