Usage of explainer videos in classrooms has several benefits. They benefit the students as well as the teachers in general specifically when STEM subjects are concerned.
If you aren’t on the bandwagon yet, it’s time you get on it ASAP. In this article, we have listed a few definite reasons for which you should use explainer videos in classrooms to increase that zing factor of your lessons. Let’s go through them without further ado.
1. Videos are considered to be the preferred language of the present generation
I will start this off with a simple fact: “Generation V is intrigued by videos. Videos have become their new preferred language.”
These days, the popularity of videos have almost gone off the roofs. This popularity didn’t just occur in a single day. It occurred gradually over the years with the rising popularity of the internet. How? Let’s see.
You have probably heard of the popular text cum video cum audio sharing platform- Skype. It was released in 2003. Then came the world’s most popular public video sharing platform- YouTube. And with the advancement of mobile technology, the usage of internet increased significantly from 16% to 40% today. So naturally, the popularity of video rose over time.
So why don’t you try to convert this form of entertainment into something more constructive? Explainer videos can really do the trick for you if you are able to do them the right way. After all, the “V” in “Generation V” stands for videos.
2. Videos are comparatively more engaging and interesting when compared to that of textual lessons
Most teachers nurse this belief that videos are linked to entertainment and nothing else. They have nothing to do with education. Wrong! This mentality needs to be transformed ASAP to get the best possible results in classes.
Think of a video as a source of education and proceed. If you can think in that manner, you can easily and conveniently develop a lesson around it. You will also be surprised to see the way the video captures the audience’s attention during your lessons. They are also comparatively more engaging in comparison to that of traditional textual lessons.
Effectiveness you wanted, effectiveness you’ll get. It’s not even a possibility. It’s a guarantee.
3. Bring the outside world into your class through the aid of videos
The introduction of the public video sharing platform (YouTube) has made our tasks much easier as far as video accessibility is concerned.
You will be able to get anything on the very same video sharing platform and that too for free. What do you want? You’ll find everything on YouTube from documentaries to newscast to television series to dramas and so on. You’ll just have to choose the right one for the right circumstance.
4. Video is an excellent source of visual information
Visual information is the most impressive information of the lot. It can create the maximum impression on your audience and can go a long way indeed.
Undergraduate English students need to carry out several types of research based on their projects and assignments so that they can complete their assignments effectively and well within time. Movies and documentaries can come as a blessing for them in such circumstances. So consider using them in classes to aid them in their research.
Videos also work in lower classes. Say, if you want to teach human anatomy to a 15-year-old kid, a video documentary program can help you out immensely. Sometimes it can also work without audio. Just the exhibition of visual information on the device screen can be enough to do the trick for you.
5. Videos act as a form of stimuli to all your classroom-related activities
Do you want to encourage participations in your classrooms? If you do, videos are your way to go.
Many educational institutes use videos in their classes to successfully increase the rate of engagements in classrooms. Videos act as a form of stimulus that encourages students to participate to their heart’s content. This is something that can make a lesson stand out from the crowd.
This also helps to inculcate a problem-solving mentality in students which is something that can benefit them in the long run indeed.
So if you are a teacher or a tutor, you can definitely consider implementing explainer videos in your classrooms to make your lessons appear more entertaining and more engaging to the students as a whole. Your students would love it for sure.