4 Creative ways students can use animated video to present their work

Posted by Naomi Linford on November 23, 2021
Naomi Linford

While there are plenty of different ways that students can present their work, results or learning, video has a number of key advantages that should make it your number one choice...

  1. Firstly, by creating the video students are learning new digital skills that are beneficial in education and beyond.
  2. Research has proven that we retain 15% more information from animated videos meaning your class will take more from them, boosting collective knowledge.
  3. Most importantly, you can watch them from anywhere! This is especially important during the current COVID-19 outbreak where presenting to a class in person just isn't possible. Students can still submit work and show off their knowledge remotely.

When it comes to how students present their work in videos, the options really are endless and it's an opportunity to get super creative. To inspire you, in today's blog we're sharing 4 student video presentation ideas and examples. 

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Create a learning reflection video

Firstly, we had to mention this stand out video created by Colette Mazzola-Randles to reflect on learning from her PhD module. We love the design of this video that features visual metaphors and creative animations to reinforce each message.

Sharing information you've learned in a video is a really effective way to solidify that learning further as well as easily share the key points with others so they can benefit too.

Why not try this exercise as Colette has done at the end of a module or block of learning. Or even now during the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for students to reflect on how they've found the experience of remote learning.

Build a home learning video diary

With lots of students around the world currently learning from home, creating a diary of everything they've learned is a great project. Not only is this a fun activity to experiment with but it'll also help teachers understand what material has been covered and to what level. 

We have lots of video templates from scrapbooks to play pages in the VideoScribe library that make the perfect starting point for your first learning diary. Or for full freedom start with a blank page and add photos and text like the example above from students at Ysgol Ffordd school in Wales. 

Show off subject knowledge

To demonstrate a depth of subject knowledge, try creating a slightly longer video that in this case is built around a key word. This could be anything from art to cell structure! 

You can let imagery take center stage and add a voice-over on the top to talk through what's happening on screen. Or use a combination of graphics and text to bring your video together. 

This video template is available in the VideoScribe library and as with all our templates, simply start a free 7-day trial or log in to get your hands on it.

Explain an idea with video

Lastly, video is a particularly effective tool for explaining concepts and ideas. The combination of sound, movement and imagery makes communicating even the most complex ideas easy. 

With that in mind, if you're looking to explain everything from an idea to boost mental health during social isolation to how your university research will benefit the academic community then use video. 

Our explainer video collage template is designed to help you do just that! We've built the foundations ready for you to customize. Switch out the images or upload your own, edit the text and hit publish to share with your teacher, professor or class.

If you’re ready to get started making your own video, then start a 7-day free trial of VideoScribe today, (no credit card required).

Have you created an educational video? We'd love to see it, comment below or tweet us @VideoScribeApp!

Topics: Education


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