I’m currently at the iT summit in Saskatoon. Yesterday I did a presentation called Just Point and Shoot: Using Video to Capture Learning. My emphasis was on the capturing, not on a polished final product. I find that I am using video more and more to help my students share their learning. The students love using video because even those who do not yet write well can explain and demonstrate their learning and there is then the opportunity to watch themselves over and over again. I love it because this watching reinforces the concept that they need to learn. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million.
The wiki for my presentation includes the slide deck I used. Because the presentation was coming up, I decided to stretch myself and learn a bit about video editing. With thanks to Dean Shareski for showing me the basics, here is my first attempt at an edited video. I used it at the end of my presentation.