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Why Use Video in the Classroom?

NTTI Video Utilization Strategies

Advice From Master Teachers

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Advice from Master Teachers

Our master teachers have compiled a list of ideas and tips that should help you troubleshoot and plan ahead as you prepare your own video-based lessons.

General suggestions:

1. Start small! Don't try to accomplish too much right away. It's better to use one or two videos very effectively in a semester or a year than to try to use videos all the time when you begin. As you learn, add to your repertoire.

2. Expect problems. You're bound to run into technical difficulty. Always test equipment ahead of time, and for those times when it fails, be sure to have a back-up plan.

Off-Air and Duplication Rights Issues

You'll probably be using two kinds of PBS video: instructional programming and prime-time programming. Instructional Television (ITV) includes programming produced by public television to support a specific curriculum. Virtually all ITV is produced explicitly for the classroom, so teachers rarely have to deal with off-air and duplication rights issues.

If you do show broadcast or cable programming, you'll need to look into these issues. For an overview of off-air record and duplication rights for ITV programming, go to wNetSchool's Instructional Television Schedule. Each ITV program in Thirteen's searchable ITV Broadcast Schedule, and its hard copy version, The ITV Resources Guide, contains rights information.

You'll find information on off-air and duplication rights for cable programming at the "Cable in the Classroom" (CIC) Web site, or at the Web site of each cable network. Cable networks participating in CIC often waive some rights to offer a certain portion of their programming to teachers for educational use.

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