Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Explore Next Vista for Educational Videos

Next Vista for Learning is a unique video sharing website because it focuses on sharing videos made by students and teachers to teach short lessons on a wide variety of topics. Unlike other video sharing sites, Next Vista for Learning has people who review the videos for accuracy before they appear on the web. On Next Vista you’ll find videos of varying quality, but they all have a common goal of trying to help students learn new things. Below you will find three examples of video lessons found on Next Vista.

Emailing Your Teacher, With Captain Communicator features two students demonstrating how to write an email to a teacher. It’s cute and well worth 90 seconds of your time.


Demonstrating Onomatopoeia does a fantastic job of explaining what onomatopoeia is while also demonstrating how its proper use can enhance your writing. The video is embedded below. The video can be downloaded on Next Vista for Learning.

The Black Death in 90 Seconds is a great example of teaching a lesson in a concise and engaging format. Anyone who has access to iMovie, WeVideo, or Windows Movie maker could create a similar video that is equally as entertaining and informative as The Black Death in 90 Seconds. I show the video to demonstrate that video lessons don’t have to be boring and don’t have to have a lot of high-end editing in order to be effective.

 

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