THE ART OF VIDEO

HELPING STUDENTS' CRITICAL THINKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FLOURISH.

TEXT’S MONOPOLY IN THE CLASSROOM IS OVER.

Pencils aren't the only way to develop critical thinking.

Audience

Whether demonstrating a working kidney model or explaining the science behind a zombie apocalypse, it’s essential students understand their target audience.

Role

This is the birthplace of critical thinking. Students develop video thinking products that make a claim, provide supporting evidence and explain the reasoning.

Technique

In-person communication involves more than the words we say or write. Through specific video techniques, students develop their visual communication skills.

Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce

Consider the workplace our students find themselves preparing to enter. It’s fast, it’s global, it’s high-tech, and it’s rapidly evolving. Just twenty years ago, having an email address was not a universal phenomenon. Ten years ago tweets hadn’t even been conceived of, let alone sent by the billions every day.

What do students need to succeed in today’s workforce?

Created by a research scientist and a high school science teacher, The ART of Video was born out of a shared desire to find a new way to use available technology to help students develop the 21st century skills they need. As new educational models and standards emerge, it has become clear that at the core of all competency lies the ability to think critically. The ability to think like a scientist. That’s what we’re teaching…and the students are thriving.

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STUDENTS LOVE VIDEO

After one semester of ART a vast majority of students prefer using video over text in the classroom.

HOW DOES THE ART FRAMEWORK SUPPORT 21st CENTURY SKILLS?

Critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication are abilities that students need to develop to support success in a globally connected world and information-based economy. Business leaders, politicians, and educators all seem to be united in support that classrooms need to be intentional about supporting these skills and ensuring all students have access to their development.

Collaboration

Students use digital media to collaborate and publish with peers as well as provide coaching feedback to peer groups outside of the classroom.

Critical Thinking

Students use critical thinking skills to gather and analyze data, construct claims supported by evidence, and communicate reasoning in ART video products.

Communication

Students communicate using video to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others in the classroom and beyond.

Creative Thinking

Students demonstrate creative thinking when they create their original video products and share their voice and thinking with the world.
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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“Mrs. Shelton’s class is awesome because she challenges us to do more than just repeat what we read in a book. She makes us think.”

– Loranna Cox, High School Student

What We’ve Seen in the Classroom

Our Mission in 59 Seconds

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