Literacy 7-12

Systems Change


Providing visuals to introduce, support, or review instruction activates more cognitive processes to support learning. Videos also allow students to experience stories and scenes outside the classroom by capturing their Attention. The use of videos for instruction helps bring multiple perspectives and experiences, which engage students in authentic learning opportunities, particularly for Critical Literacy.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Combining videos with additional activities to support learning objectives is essential to leveraging the full learning potential of videos to build students' understanding. Teachers can also use a flipped classroom model in which students are provided videos and presentations to watch prior to coming to class instead of traditional lessons. This frees class time to promote collaborative discussions and other activities to enrich learning.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    See how EDpuzzle allows teachers to edit, customize, and enhance existing videos to meet their classroom needs. Teachers can isolate the parts of videos they want, record their own voice, and embed questions to check for student understanding.

  • Products can easily incorporate video clips and add prompts for student response and active engagement when viewing. With functionalities like commenting or asking questions, students can interact with and connect more deeply to the material. Developers can create a platform for teachers to post videos and other supplemental lesson materials to aid students who may be struggling, behind, or want to learn more and also help teachers facilitate flipped lessons.