Literacy PK-3

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, capturing their Attention, bringing in different cultures and experiences, and engaging them in authentic learning opportunities.

Use It in the Classroom

In this video, see how different videos can be an effective tool for instruction, and then watch an in-class example of a teacher using video before reviewing vocabulary.

  • While videos can be engaging on their own, teachers need to plan additional activities in conjunction with using videos to support their learning objectives. This intentional combination is essential to activating the full learning potential of videos to build students' understanding.
  • 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.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy