Make a video in less than 10 minutes

I started flipping my class  a few years ago now and one of the biggest complaints I hear is that I just don’t have enough time to make videos.Whether you are wanting to make a video for your class, parents or colleagues all you really need is 10 minutes.

The big thing to keep in mind when you are making your video is that you are not a movie production studio and your students don’t expect you to be. Keep to the point and make sure it’s no longer than 5 minutes. If you feel like it needs to be longer than you need more than one video.

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What do I need?

  1. Your notes, presentation or a blank on screen notepad (like OneNote)

  2. Screencasting software.

  3. A mic if you want better sound quality (just a headset or cheap usb one is fine).

Now you’re ready to go.

Where do I do it?

  1. Anywhere you can take your computer.

When do I do it?

  1. Whenever you find a need for a video

Why should I do it?

  1. Whenever you find yourself explaining the same concept repeatedly you should video it.

  2. Whenever you want to share something with parents that’s important to student, your should video it.

  3. It’s fun and you always have it for next time.

The trick to keeping it under a 10 minute production:

  1. Have your resources prepared and know what you are going to talk about. 

  2. Keep editing to a minimal. I only add a learning goal and reduce my webcam size. 

  3. Keep your recording under 5 minutes. 

Here’s a Youtube link to making my video in under 10 minutes.

Do you use videos in your class or to share ideas with staff? Please share by commenting below or posting on our facebook page.


About cmcaton

I am a Secondary Teacher and Head of Department Mathematics in Education Queensland. I am passionate about the development of pedagogy that engages the 21st century student and love to explore their implementation in the classroom. Disclaimer: The thoughts on this page are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.
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