How effective is learning with YouTube

  1. Correct facts

While there is no real right or wrong when doing makeup or cooking, it is of course particularly important for educational videos for schools that the facts and solutions conveyed are correct. When it comes to private videos, you can't always be 100 percent sure. And nothing is more difficult than getting wrong knowledge out of your head. When learning with videos, you should make sure that the videos were created by professional editors. Then you can trust that your child will be given correct and didactically sensible solutions.

  1. Eject understanding anchor

A good learning video builds bridges to already known knowledge. It is easy for children to lose track in school lessons if background knowledge is simply assumed. However, since learning works best according to the principle of networking, the learning video should throw out so-called understanding anchors. That means: The necessary prior knowledge is reminded of the learners at the beginning of the video and they can connect the new topics with what they already know.

  1. Clear and structured

There are hardly any limits to your imagination when creating digital videos: animations, colors, music ... With learning videos, however, less is sometimes a little more. The reduction to essential graphics, text and images helps the viewer to grasp the important facts and does not distract them. Complex relationships can be shown clearly. A clear structure with an introduction and a summary at the end will help your child learn with videos. Does that sound a bit boring now? That's true. Because variety and tension are just as relevant in order not to lose the viewer's attention. So the right balance is important.

  1. Understandable language

Of course, a moderator who throws technical terms around seems particularly smart. But that doesn't help if your child doesn't know what they mean. So a learning video that explains complicated issues in simple and short sentences is really good.