Inspire via Videos. Engage via Vidigami.
By Vidigami | July 06, 2020
Over the past three months, COVID-19 has challenged educators to demonstrate a level of creativity and resilience that is unprecedented. Many educators have found that it’s rallied everyone around innovation and technology adoption that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.
Use of Vimeo and Youtube for streaming graduations. Use of video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams to support remote learning. Video clips and selfies capturing moments of learning from home to share with a class. This media has proliferated and it’s establishing itself as the basis for how educators, students, and families are connecting and learning. Why?
First, videos are simply easier for your audience to consume than a lengthy email. Seeing someone’s eyes and face improves the ability of the communicator to connect with the audience; to make them feel safe and assured. Further, a physical demonstration of how to wear a mask or what 6 feet apart means is much clearer than a paragraph of writing.
Second, it’s more authentic. Effective school leaders are communicating not only with voice but with expression and body language so that the messages they deliver are more sensitive and nuanced. The head of school is right there, taking responsibility for the decisions of the school, providing leadership, and establishing trust with their community. That’s important.
Finally, video is what today’s students and families expect. It is how they communicate. So, take advantage of the incredible resources available for digital storytelling, video production, and how to be confident in front of the camera so that you and your videos are as compelling and engaging as they can be.
As remote learning continues to command the attention of educators in preparation for the upcoming school year, consider how Vidigami helps you share your videos with your community.
- A private media channel for school centric content – from the principal’s video blogs to student showcases to teaching moments.
- Content can be directed to Groups within your school – for everyone or exclusive to staff/faculty, students, or families.
- A school media library where your community can discover and reference content on-demand – whether it was created this morning, yesterday, last week or last year.
- Add videos to augment student portfolios as they help visually document every student’s learning from class presentations to basketball games.
- It’s private – always accessible to your school community but not publicly available.