I've applied for a mathematics teaching position at a university, and as part of the application process, I'm supposed to submit a video of my teaching. The exact guideline says:
"Select a small piece of content and produce a short video (not more than 5 minutes) of the sort that you would upload to Moodle if you were teaching this module remotely this term. This video does not have to be completely self-contained but can be a snapshot of what you would do for 5 minutes of a long lecture."
I'm supposed to share a link to this video with the recruitment team.
This question is about how to make this video optimal without spending any money on video editing. In my case, I'll state a theorem. Here are some tricks I think that may work in making a better video, assuming that the students are watching me in real time:
- Instead of writing a whole theorem by hand, take a screenshot of the theorem from a book, and then paste it onto the virtual board, and then explain the theorem. This'll save time.
- Since the video would only last 5 minutes, I think it's best to go over examples and counter examples and geometric demonstration (wherever applicable) instead of a proof, since proofs often take long. This'll make the students get a "feel" for the theorem.
- Perhaps an auto generated subtitle (although not sure how to add it to my video, suggestions appreciated).
- Remembering the introduction part very well and and pretty much saying it in the beginning, instead of thinking on the spot, which is fine in a classroom setting, but may not be good in a video, just in case the applicant murmurs or pauses to think etc.
- It goes without saying, but not rushing.
Any other pointers? Or please do feel free to correct the above points.
Thank you in advance!