I’m really excited to be able to announce that I’m taking the helm as rotating curator (RoCur) for the #wespeechies twitter chat this week. We’ll be talking about making and using video in clinical settings, including tips for making professional video blogs to educate and inspire your clients and colleagues. Ask any questions you have about using and creating video, and share your tips and tricks for video. We can all learn together!
Gail Bennell is an Australian Speech Pathologist working in the area of #AAC and #AssistiveTech. She works for a community organisation, where she provides assessment and consultation on technology for communication. She also owns her own private practice where she video blogs to reflect, educate and inspire on the topics of language development and AAC. She is a self confessed tech geek, and loves exploring new technology for its potential to make life easier for everyone. Gail is currently exploring using eye gaze technology for AAC and computer access.
Videos are easier than ever to create – you can find a video camera just about anywhere these days – on your phone, your tablet, your laptop and more, while services such You Tube make it easy to share your videos with anyone in the world. Over 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute, and more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month!
However, it is not always easy to know ‘what’ to include and exclude from video format, and how this might impact upon your message with the intended audiences.
Creating videos is fantastic way of sharing information – you can use it to educate clients, other professionals and families, or use it as a way of recording (and even sharing) your reflections and much more.
This week we will be talking about using video of all types in clinical practice – with particular emphasis on sharing videos, such as video blogging, as well as simple tips and tricks to help you make videos that help you to get your message across, professionally.
Tweetchat questions (Tuesday 10 June 2014 8pm AEST)
Q1. Do you currently make or use videos for clinical purposes, in your work? Tell us how! #WeSpeechies
Q2. What are the challenges or pitfalls you have found in making or using video in clinical practice? #WeSpeechies
Q3. What resources have you used to make your videos? Do you have ‘video creation’ resources to share? #WeSpeechies
Q4. What would be your top tips for #WeSpeechies wanting to make videos to use in clinical practice?