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Ladue Horton Watkins High

Apple Distinguished Educator 2011 Journalism Education Association National Broadcast Adviser of the Year 2015 PBS Lead Digital Innovator 2014 Gateway Media Literacy Partners Educator of the Year 2011


Videotaping a lesson doesn't carry the same imp...

Videotaping a lesson doesn't carry the same importance to me, than the true need to teach media literacy, which is the single most important skill NOT being taught in schools consistently. I am a HUGE proponent of students creating video in the classroom to leverage media literacy skills and content comprehension. This particular challenge, based on the blog post describing why video in education is the first challenge, seems to want to focus more on videotaping teachers instructing in the classroom or teachers using video for their own professional development. While I agree this is a strong element of learning for educators, I think the focus of video in education should be on teachers and students creating videos TOGETHER, to leverage media literacy principles of message, text, visuals and audio, culture and purpose to offer greater engagement to content analysis and comprehension.

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