Digital Video in the Primary Classroom - a term-time course (online)

This course will help you to use digital video recording in your class to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment. It will highlight the benefits of integrating digital video technologies into your classroom. You will be introduced to some digital tools that you can use to create video content and some tips for watching online videos in class. You will explore some activities where pupils record digital video. You will see video exemplars of schools using video recording in different ways to teach the curriculum.

Duration1 hour
Skill LevelBasic
Target AudienceAll (primary) teachers
PrerequisitesBasic ICT skills. Participants should have experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files) and be proficient in using an Internet browser.

Online course availability, requirements and access

The course is delivered via Please go to/return to the Course Schedule for information on available dates. Enrolment links appear on once the course is open for enrolment (login first, then see the link labelled “Find links to enrol, here”).

Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • More effectively and safely integrate digital video into your classroom
  • Identify tools that you can use in class to create video content
  • Describe several different ways in which schools are using video recording to teach the curriculum
  • Outline the benefits of integrating digital video technologies into your classroom

Course Content

The course content includes:

  • An outline of the benefits and practical considerations of using digital video in your classroom
  • Some ideas on teacher-directed recording in class
  • Video exemplars highlighting elements of good practice when using digital video in the primary classroom
  • An introduction to the Fís Film Project.