Using You Tube to support learning
This week’s teaching forum was led by our geography Curriculum Leader, Ben Crockett. Ben was getting frustrated with the lack of commercially produced revision resources available for his students, particularly ones that would support them with remembering the case studies. He wanted to be able to provide high level instruction for his students beyond the classroom, that went beyond the bog standard BBC Bitesize videos and was of the same high standard that students have come to expect from their geography teachers.
To address this, he created a departmental ‘YouTube’ channel. Ben and his team then created short videos of themselves creating and explaining case study diagrams, and started publishing them on the channel. The videos also contain exam questions and model answers, narrated by a subject expert (their teacher). During the videos, the teachers support metacognition by explaining their own thought process in the creation of the case study…
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