Using captioned video in mainstream classrooms brings ‘hidden benefits’ for teachers and students, as software firm Zane Education clearly explains.
When Bill Clinton talks subtitles for literacy, we must act. What’s your move?
Within six weeks, childrens’ reading and literacy skills can improve by up to one year when video is captioned, according to the late Dr. Alice Killackey of the Availll Institute in Christchurch, New Zealand. When children can read, watch or listen to videos, the broadest range of learning styles is enabled.
An estimated 80% of teachers use video in classrooms, but less than 10% see the real benefits simply because the subtitles are not activated. The benefits of integrating reading and literacy in one session are defined here:
What’s your action plan? Sound Advice’s posts on classroom captions will start you off.
- TeachNet Blog: Closed Captions In The Classroom
- Captions In The Classroom Boost Literacy Skills
- Australia To Take Classroom Captioning ‘National’
- Digital Media Content Accessibility For Schools
- Captions And Subtitles ‘Help Everybody To Learn’