There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. -- Ursula K. LeGuin

The Pedagogy of Video Production by and for students

Ozeteacher Wiki has many, many links to digital video projects (and a whole section on digital storytelling)


'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever.
-- Philip Pullman (1996 Carnegie Medal acceptance speech)

About Video & Pedagogy

Children learn in a wide variety of ways, but humans learn more easily through sight and sound. Learning through text on a printed page, while powerful, is not a natural way to learn. Just as video has transformed how people stay informed and how they are entertained, video has transformed business and military learning environments. Many educators and researchers are exploring now video may play a similarly transformative role in K-12 and higher education.

There are four ways that video can be used in learning:

  1. Curriculum concepts can be delivered via video. Many viewers have enjoyed learning from television programs by Nova, Discovery, and National Geographic.
  2. Students can research, script, and produce video projects related to traditional curriculum topics. For example, a student team may produce a video project on simple machines in lieu of a written report or a science project.
  3. Students can study and produce video projects as a career skill or to develop technological literacy
  4. Students can produce a video project as a form of self expression.

Keep these distinctions in mind whenever you hear about video applications in education.

The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.
-- Harold Goddard (The Meaning of Shakespeare)

Young UNICEF camera crew ready for a shoot.

Girls Making TV
~photo by chrisschuepp