Day 4 (of 188) video messages to learning community
This week marks my third year of doing a ‘weekly video message’ to my learning community. I got the idea ‘at a conference’ where a presenter was sharing this idea that one of their colleagues was trying.
It gets my face out to be seen so that when parents come to the school, they know what I look like (not a huge deal when the staff is mostly female, but…)
It allows me to share what has happened (I try to have a photo or video of something that happened in the school the previous week as my backdrop) and what is coming up (like photo day -which is currently being rescheduled).
I try to keep it short – a minute is my goal (we do 12-15 minute ‘month-in-review’ videos at our monthly reflection assemblies) and ‘to the point’.
Sometimes it can be tricky to link it on a ‘standardized website’ (but that’s a different blog: if our schools are all unique why is it encouraged to have our websites look the same?) and sometimes it can stream automatically, sometimes a link to download…but there are always ways!
Quick and easy video is one of the benefits of mobile technology and education – give it a try with your learning community!