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Secondary maths example (teacher-created)

In this video example, a teacher demonstrates the maths technique of 'counting on'.

All of the previous examples of work have been student-created to a brief set by the teacher. The next three examples of work feature teacher-created films used to demonstrate a concept, such as the simple one-shot film above which demonstrates the maths technique of ‘counting on’.

This type of content is often used on a VLE (virtual learning environment) for flipped learning, where students learn a technique at home and then practise it in school. During the recent school closures, short films like this became a powerful tool for pupils – and their parents – to learn, rehearse and embed new strategies. They also became another opportunity to connect with pupils – by recording short catch-up greetings or filming teachers reading the next chapter of the class novel.

Recording these instructional films – as opposed to delivering them in real time in the classroom or online – means they could form part of a ‘library of learning’ on the school’s website and be viewed multiple times by those who require extra support. It would also allow pupils with inconsistent access to the internet to feel included in online learning opportunities if films are downloadable to watch offline.

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