Using video can be a very effective method of teaching, if used correctly. Here are a few tips:
Video should not be used for television–to–student instruction. Rather, it should be considered a tool for teacher–to–student instruction. Ideally, video is a catalyst for discovery.
We highly encourage you to preview the program to make sure it is appropriate and useful, and to assess the value of the program's support materials.
Select segments that are most relevant to the curricular focus of the day. A brief video clip can spark student interest or demonstrate a concept. Showing a particular segment conserves valuable classroom time and can focus the lesson for students.