We want our students to be active viewers. But why stop at comprehension?

Active viewing is great, but it isn't enough. When it comes to videos in the classroom, students shouldn't just get it; they should also have something to say about it. Students need to be active and reactive viewers -- comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting, getting and giving knowledge. Below you'll find great tools, tips, and strategies for helping to foster both of these essential media-literacy skills.

Video Teaching Strategies

Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most out of Video

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Mind/Shift: Teacher's Guide to Using Videos

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Source: KQED Mind/Shift

Video Activities and Lessons

Backchanneling Video and Film Screenings With TodaysMeet

Use a backchannel to facilitate student discussion during screenings. For more tips like this,...

How to Customize Videos with EdPuzzle

EDpuzzle is a simple, easy-to-use video-annotation tool. Learn how you can add questions and...

Video Apps and Websites

Best Interactive Video Apps and Websites

Best Interactive Video Apps and Websites

Check out these top tools for creating videos, plus a few more for video annotatation and remix.
4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms

4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms

Add these resources to your toolkit to inspire and engage students.
Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Put students in the spotlight with these great video and animation creation apps.
Great Videos for Your Classroom

Great Videos for Your Classroom

These online resources can help you find the perfect video for your lesson.