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Teacher-Candidates’ STEM Video Projects

This term thanks to the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement grant funding and to the support of the Educational Technology Services at UBC Faculty of Education (thanks Sharon, Yvonne and Eric for your help in conducting Camtasia workshop and thanks to Gerald for helping out) we were able to create a new assignment for our STEM Teacher-Candidates. They were asked to design a video of a science experiment they can do with their own students during the practicum and beyond. Our goal was to create resources that will serve them well beyond the program, as well as to help them acquire technical skills. As I am receiving students’ projects, I keep thinking about teaching that inspires student creativity and support them in exploring their passions. Here is a project by Colin.

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This project also shows that it is not enough to tell students we have resources on campus (UBC has a free Camtasia license for faculty, students and staff). We have to show students why using these resources is beneficial for them. This is exactly why we wanted to design our database of educational videos of STEM experiments: STEM Education Videos for Allhttp://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/outreach/math-science-education-for-all/. We started the database, but now our Teacher-Candidates are contributing to it. This was an entire goal of the project and it is exciting to see how it is growing beyond the original funding. I am very grateful and excited we had this opportunity.

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