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Video in the classroom

Video  is a valuable classroom  tool that can be used to engage and motivate pupils. As a medium it is relevant and provides a real life context to a topic. This technology  lends intself to improving group working skills and can provide cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Watch Joanne Murray from Cookstown Primary discuss the potential of video in the classroom.

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Key points from the video

  • Video has the potential to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Improves comnfidence and self-esteem of pupils.
  • Can be used through all key stages for any size of group.
  • Encourages group working.
  • Brings maths to life; real numbers in a real context .
  • Select and train a small group of pupils with video skills to become peer tutors.


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