- Age / Gender:
- 36, Male
- Somewhere in Nevada...
- All Stats >
So many times, it happens too fast...you trade your passion for glory. Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive.
- Community Stats
Level 38 Game Developer
Ranked as Police Officer
Contact Info / Websites
One of my big struggles with doing my student teaching has been feeling the urge to MAKE things. Teaching high-school kids can be rewarding, but when I don't have a personal creative outlet I get antsy and frustrated.
So, I started making instructional videos for my classes. Not only has it scratched my creative itch, but it's been a REALLY nice way to teach my students. They basically get a custom one-on-one learning experience with me that they can pause, rewind, and fast forward/watch at double speed (plus extra features like automatic closed-captioning for multi-modal learning). If there are extra questions, the real me is there in-person to answer them (which is much better than watching a kahn academy video or something non-personal online), but 90% of the students are learning without much real-me intervention.
The video method is also a huge boon for absent students who can watch my videos at home and get caught up almost immediately.
I feel like I'm on to something good for education. The last part of this blog post by Bill Gates helped spur me on to teaching this way.
Here's one of my better videos explaining what functions are in programming and how they work (I can usually knock 2 or 3 of these videos out every day during my prep. periods):
What do YOU think?
Recent Game Medals
Total Medals Earned: 1,061 (From 233 different games.)