When teachers are able to quickly and easily find content such as images and videos to enrich their lessons, they are more likely to use such content. There are many benefits to both teachers and students to making digital resources more easily accessible.
Sixty percent of teachers say digital media help them be more effective. For these teachers, access to digital content such as audio, images and videos allows them to create a more in-depth and effective lesson.
Reach More Learners
Additionally, 76 percent of teachers say using video helps them respond to a variety of learning styles. Not all students learn the same way, some are visual, some audio and some are kinesthetic learners. Using video in combination with other strategies allows teachers to reach more students than lecturing alone.
A majority of teachers (57 percent) say digital media enables them to demonstrate content they can’t show any other way. There are some things that just can’t be explained, they must be demonstrated. However, there are times, when it is not possible to personally demonstrate an idea, for this, digital media provides the perfect solution. Through images and videos, students can explore rainforests in Brazil, learn about chemical reactions too dangerous to try in class and see the effects of famine on countries in Africa. Each of these things would be difficult to understand without seeing them.
Adding digital content to lessons has an important impact on student achievement and learning. One in two students wants more digital content in their lessons. These students believe digital content helps them learn and remember the content covered in a lesson better than simply listening to the teacher explain it or reading from a book.
The easier it is for teachers to find visual content that aligns with their lessons, the more likely they are to incorporate the content. With MediaCAST, all your digital content is searchable from one, easy to use interface. Additionally, content can be added into presentation slides or an LMS course for easy accessibility during class.
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