Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton of different ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videos about specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place.
The handy infographic below takes a look at reasons why video is a great form of engagement. It focuses on some statistics around video use quite generally (not education specific), but many of the statistics here might convince you that video’s widespread popularity might be a huge plus for you using it in the classroom.
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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom
- Video is 4x more engaging than static content alone
- 100 million internet users watch online videos every day
- By 2016, online video users will likely double to 1.5 billion
- 1 minute of video is worth about 1.8 million words
- 7 in 10 people view a brand more positively after watching video content from them
- 2 billion video views per week are monetized on YouTube
- 92% of mobile video viewers share video with others
- Online video now accounts for about 50% of all mobile traffic
- 1/10 of all video plays happen on mobile or a tablet
- 1/4 of all internet users visit YouTube daily
- 1 billion users visit YouTube each month and spend more than 4 billion hours watching video