I share a lot of science education videos on this blog- a lot! And I have never taken the time to discuss how I might use the video clips with students or, more importantly, asked YOU how you intend to use or did use a video with students. As an initial step in remedying this oversight I would like to get the conversation started with the video embedded below (or HERE) of Derek Muller (of Veritasium fame) discussing his thoughts regarding science videos such as those provided by Khan Academy.
If you are not familiar with Khan Academy you should take a couple of minutes and preview a video. The tools on Khan Academy have been gaining much momentum of late. (See my post on Khan Academy from 2009 HERE.)
After watching the video please also read Derek’s accompanying text on his original blog post HERE.
So, what do you think about Derek’s ideas? How do you currently use science videos to support student understanding (or your own understanding of science concepts)? Will you do anything differently or look for different types of videos after watching the clip below?