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Daniel V

Oldham County High School

I love learning new things, helping others find success, and teaching, coaching, inspiring new skills and creativity in others. I'm authentic, passionate, and energetic about making this world a better place! It's my calling.

Idea

Inspiration, Creativity, and Reflection through Video Learning

I want to create inspirational videos with authentic, reflective communication from student interviews about the different stages of the learning process. So instead of just having their responses on paper or just filming the classroom during instruction, I want to combine these to create a videos that link; student engagement, student thoughts, and teacher reflection.

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Experience

Expansion of earlier post -- I usually watch TE...

Expansion of earlier post -- I usually watch TED talks for inspiring creativity when I feel stagnant or stuck in rut, and KHAN academy and YouTube for differentiation strategies when needed. I have also filmed myself teaching to reflect on my language used during different phases of the learning process and to watch the interactions between students during certain activities. This year I have added instructional videos to my website. These serve as supplements for my students, not the primary source of instruction like the traditional flipped classroom that some teachers in my building have started to use this year. I have found that the parents of my students enjoy the videos, as much, if not more than the kids. A lot parents have forgotten the math they learned in high school from not using it or they weren't very good at it in the first place. They benefit from them so they can help their children with their homework. It's been great to hear these stories from them.

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Experience

Video is a great tool for learning. I enjoy TED...

Video is a great tool for learning. I enjoy TED talks, KHAN academy, and YouTube on a regular basis. The videos I enjoy the best are the videos that inspire creative thinking through powerful, authentic messages. I am an advocate for reflection and I share that with my students. I also challenge them regularly as well. My students understand "why" I asked them to do what they do in my classroom and it is shown in their reflective writing pieces that we do. The reason I share this story is that my idea going forward is to create an inspirational video that provides authentic communication from student interviews and classroom observations in the different stages of the learning process. So instead of just having their responses on paper or just filming the classroom during instruction, I want to combine both of these to create a video that links; student engagement and their personal thoughts. I think this could a be a powerful tool to inspire creative minds going forward.

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