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The Power of Film, Video and TV in the Classroom
Transcript of The Power of Film, Video and TV in the Classroom
TV in the Classroom
The film, the video and tv are indeed very powerful. Dale (1969) says, they can:
transmit a wide range of audio-visual materials, including still pictures, film, objects, specimens and drama.
bring models of excellence to the viewer.
bring the world of reality to the home and to the classroom through a "live" broadcast or as mediated through film or videotape.
make us see and hear for ourselves world events as they happen.
be the most believable news source.
make some programs understandable and appealing to a wide variety of age and educational levels.
become a great equalizer of educational opportunity.
provide us with sounds and sights.
can give opportunity to teachers to view themselves while they teach for the purpose of self- improving.
can be both instructive and enjoyable.
Television and film are one-way communication device consequently, they encourage passivity.
The small screen size puts television at a disadvantage when compared with the possible size of projected motion pictures, for example.
Limitations in using film, video and tv are the following:
Excessive tv viewing works against the development of the child's ability to visualize and to e creative and imaginative, skills that are needed in problem solving.
There is much violence in tv.
Prepare the classroom. ( If your school has a permanent viewing room, the classroom preparatory work will be less for you.)
Basic Procedures in the Use of TV as a Supplementary Enrichment
- Darken the room. Remember that complete darkness is not advisable for tv viewing.
- The student should not be seated too near nor too far from the tv.
Pre- viewing Activities
- Set goals and expectation.
- Link the tv lesson with past lesson or with your students' experiences for integration and relevance.
- Set the rules while siewing.
- Point out the key points they need to focus on.
- Don't Interrupt Viewing by inserting Cautions and announcements, you forgot to give during the pre-viewing stage.
- Just make sure sights and sounds are clear.
To make them feel at ease begin by asking the following questions:
- What do you like best in the film?
- What part of the film makes you wonder? doubt?
- Does the film remind you of something or someone?
- What questions are you asking about the film?
Go to the questions you raised at the pre-viewing stage.
Tackle questions raised by students at the initial stage of the post-viewing discussion.
Ask what the students learned.
Summarize what was learned.