Beyond access to the soundtrack for students with hearing impairment, captions can provide focus, word association and increased comprehension skills for a wide range of students. The benefits of captions on educational videos, presented in a variety of research, signifies that switching them on provides a comprehensive method of learning.
In the last week of its 2014 campaign, CAP THAT! will be sending out a tip of the day each day to its 1,277 fans. Each tip will highlight one important aspect of captions and education. There’s still time for teachers to be a part of CAP THAT! for 2014 by registering to become a Captions Champion and receiving the newsletter.
For teachers that have already become a Captions Champion, CAP THAT! asks that during NLNW they:
- Promote captions to their teaching colleagues
- Switch on captions for videos they show in class
- Hand out the CAP THAT! information flyers, provided in their Captions Champion Kit
- Include some information on captions in their school newsletter.
These and other ideas are available in the Captions Champion Kit, free to anyone that registers.
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