I have been dedicating a fair chunk of time recently to the production of GCSE Maths video answers ahead of ‘exam season’. A quick study of Youtube shows that a fair few others have been doing the same (I know this as I spent the time inputting dozens of different searches).
So I have come up with an idea…
I have created a wiki called gcsemathsvideoanswers.wikispaces.com, containing all current GCSE Maths video answers – there is an impressive amount already on there! The wiki is completely public, so it can be edited by anyone who views it (no login required).
The wiki is designed to help solve the problem I describe earlier; to collate all the GCSE Maths video answers in one place and make them instantly accessible. It is also designed to be collaborative and aid the process of video creation.
The site is public so teachers can edit the site for themselves. Anyone can insert hyperlinks to new Youtube playlists of videos, add new pages or fix broken links. To make it truly collaborative, you can even add a note to a page alerting others that you are working on a set of videos in order to avoid any duplication (see my example here).
I am hoping that this will be a useful tool for Maths teachers and would like to introduce a section detailing how to make the videos in the future, for those who may be interested. If you have any ideas of what else could feature on the wiki or how it could be done more effectively please let me know.