Evaluating your Video


Authored by Dr. Alan Block, UW-Stout June, 2003


You may be expected to include as part of your portfolio a video presentation which shows your work in an actual classroom.  Here are some tips to guide that process.


Tips for Producing Video Representation of Your Teaching

  1. Since there is nothing definite about teaching and no certainty regarding the integrity of the class period, it is recommended that you video several classes over a period of several days of weeks.  Edited videos may show more about your work and abilities than single shot products.
  2. A hand held video camera may allow great display than a stationary camera.  In this way you may show your classrooms from a variety of locations and angles.  Though you will not be able to avoid the obtrusiveness of the camera in your classroom, you should try to minimize its obtrusiveness.
  3. Be certain that the person you have chosen to work the camera has familiarity and facility with the particular model you are using to record your class.
  4. You may choose either black and white or color film, but be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Tips for Evaluation Film Technique

  1. Does my video show the classroom from a variety of angles?
  2. Does my video show my interaction with the classroom?
  3. Does my video show classroom response to the lesson?


Tips for Evaluating my Video

  1. In what ways does my video demonstrate my grasp of subject matter?
  2. In what ways does my video demonstrated my knowledge of students?
  3. In what ways does my video give evidence that the viewed lesson is part of an organized curriculum plan?
  4. In what way does my video give evidence of my instructional competence?