RenderForest an online video and animation maker, containing over 300 scenes and ready-made presets, which can be used to create videos online for free without any knowledge or specialization in video making.
The times are gone when methods of traditional education were used to teach pupil and students. The main aim of the traditional educational system is to transfer the knowledge, skills, facts, norms of the previous generation to the new generation. But, nowadays, almost everywhere in the world the methods of humanistic education are used. What is humanistic education? Well, here are its main principles:
Students should choose themselves what they want to learn.
The aim of education should be producing students that want to learn.
Grades shouldn’t be put on the first point. Self -evaluation is more important.
Humanistic education pays attention to individuals and their emotions, not only their knowledge.
Students should study in a non-threatening environment.
In order to create such educational-motivational atmosphere, humanistic teachers and professors use various techniques, which are known as methods of active learning. An active learning is a student-centered approach, where the responsibility for learning is placed upon the student. Here teachers are facilitators rather than the ones that provide information. They don’t teach but merely help to learn. What is this good for? In modern society only knowledge is not enough, employers are more concentrated on personal treats of a person. Active learning stimulates self-motivation, creativity, self-confidence and many more personal characteristics. Thus, active learning involves many tools and methods, such as: think pair share, role playing, brainstorming, problem-solving, discussions, game-based learning and many more. Active learning also includes using many technologies and gadgets to enhance the learning process. Nowadays, a popular tool for active learning is videos.
Videos can be really helpful and even life-changing in the classroom. But what should a person do if they don’t know how to create a video? Start learning a whole new software on video making and editing? This is a good option, but let’s admit it’s time-consuming and maybe some people simply are not interested in this.
RenderForest is a platform suggests plenty of video templates that can be used to create a video/ slideshow in no time and for any purposes. You can surf RenderForest video catalogue and pick up a video template from any category you wish.
RenderForest is easy to use as you don’t need to upload anything. You can create a great video online using RenderForest tools and cloud storage.
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You can add your photos and videos, edit texts, customize color palettes, add your own music and even a voiceover. Also, you can re-edit your video whenever you’d like. There are both fixed length video templates and templates where you choose the duration. In the fixed-length videos, you simply add your text, pictures, logos and music.
The other type of video templates contains many ready-made presets. You can use as many of them as you wish, again adding your own text.
Or if you don’t like ready-made presets, create your own scene with your own characters. You can drag and drop scenes changing their sequence, delete them or add new scenes. You can custom the duration of each scene, too.
Besides adding text, you can also choose the style of your video!
Don’t forget to edit color palette and pick up a music. You can both choose a music from the RenderForest list or add your own music. And finally, click the preview button and you are ready to go!
So, whether you are a student, wondering on how to create an impressive presentation, or a teacher, eager to get your students motivated - we suggest you to use a RenderForest toolkit to create a video.
Why should you use a video?
Students make their own videos thus showing both their personality and what they have learned. Plus, a video is a better way to introduce a lesson or teach something new.
Unfortunately, human attention span is not that long, and in order to get students’ attention, motivate them, teach them something new and while doing this continue keeping their attention, a professor needs to use special techniques. With a several-minutes video, teacher can explain more, show more and do this by keeping students’ attention.
It was proved, that by simply reading one won’t memorize much information. By watching and listening, people memorize more. If this to points are connected the results will be better.
A video in a classroom will help to explain complex, abstract concepts better. Using graphics, 3D images, and animation, students will grasp the information fast and easy. Also, through videos teacher can display experiments that can’t be done in the classroom.
Gone are the days of boring lectures, gone are the days when only few people could create a high-quality video. Modern society uses new and more effective methods in classrooms. This is the time when each student is important and can show his/her creativity. And this is the time when teachers can teach more in less time. When they can motivate their students and teach them not just some rough material but teach them to learn themselves. All these can be done with the usage of simple online toolkits. RenderForest helps you to create something new, to display your bright ideas and to engage others.
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