Choosing an appropriate video to use in a lesson is not always as simple as it may seem. Whereas there are many websites and YouTube videos that have educational value, selecting the right one for the lesson is not easy.
One obstacle is time – time for the teacher to go through the plethora of available videos. Many teachers find that it is too time consuming to view available videos to find the one that will fit in well with the lesson.
Many videos were produced for television or for use in specific classroom situations in other parts of the world and may not be suitable for a lesson in a South African classroom.
But there are wonderful resources out there – superb videos that can blow life into lessons; if only one can find them!
It will be useful if a curated bank of videos is available so that teacher can go to a subject, grade, topic and lesson and find videos that are guaranteed to supplement a lesson. ADESSA is proud to be working with the DBE to create a Digital Content Framework document, that will ultimately lead to the establishment of a repository of approved video material, as well as other digital content items.