MindShift Guide to Videos \ Page 2 of 17 PART I What’s Out There? With this much content out there -- and let’s ace it, a lot o it is pretty silly -- the idea o slogging through all those videos to nd gems that best lend themselves to learning might seem daunting. But truth is, there are many worthy videos that do help enhance students’ understanding o subjects, whether it’s showing how squids camouage themselves underwater or how ctional novels inuence reality . Beautiully produced videos rom NOVA showing the miracles o science; inspirational TED Talks on topics ranging rom sustainability to gender inequality; behind-the-scenes views o the international space station on Reel NASA ; a walk through the world’s most impressive art collection at the Museum o Modern Art (MoMA) -- these are all part o the rich mix o content that gives students access to a world o subjects. So where do you start? To make sense o what exists online, educators can think about dividing videos into two categories: instructional or supplemental. Instructional videos can be used to instruct or explain complex concepts, and are ideal or replacing traditional lectures or providing an alternative explanation. Supplemental videos complement in-class work to pique interest, drive inquiry, motivate exploration and problem solving, expand on concepts or ofer an alternative explanation. Educators can also nd lots o proessional development-related videos but, or the purposes o this guide, we’ll stick to educational content. Examples ollow. You’ve heard the staggering numbers -- they seem almost impossible to comprehend. People across the globe upload 48 hours o video to YouTube every minute, which translates to nearly eight years o content every day. And that’s not taking into account any other video-uploading site. NOVA’s spectacular Earth From Space video.