Bansho Educators create fun, engaging, and unique lessons! However, each lesson must meet these requirements to ensure quality and consistency!
- Lessons should be oriented vertically (9:16 aspect ratio)
- The video must have stable, steady filming from a stationary angle.
- The video must be bright, clear, and well-lit
- The audio must be clear, consistent, and free from background noise.
- Include a virtual or nice and neat background. (i.e., solid-colored wall, classroom bulletin board set-up)
- Backgrounds, settings, and props should be used to enhance your lesson, not distract the learners.
- Do not include any interactions, text, images within a .25 inch margin around all four sides of the video. Otherwise, they will be cut off in the mobile app because of the progress tracker, title, like, & share buttons.
- Lessons should not violate any copyright laws via music, images, video, or audio.
- Lessons will only be accepted on topics pre-approved by the Bansho Education Team.
- Lessons should be no more than 5 minutes long.
- Includes an engaging and creative “hook” introduction that sets up the topic, followed by a clearly stated objective, within the first story lesson segment.
- Add text, emojis and graphic pop-ups (images, gifs, animated stickers) throughout the story lesson to clarify certain points and provide extra entertainment.
- Several interactive questions/checks for understanding throughout the story lesson.
- All lessons should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- For lessons in English, U.S. or American English should be used (rather than U.K. English).
- Use appropriate, grade-level vocabulary.
- Skip introductions and jump into your lesson.
- We cannot see the child behind the screen; therefore, please be mindful of the following:
- Disabilities (both visible and invisible)
- Gender Identity (avoid “Hey boys and girls!” introductions, use gender-neutral names and they/them instead of gendered pronouns when applicable- i.e., story problems in math )
- Family Dynamics (i.e., instead of saying parents use adult or grown-up)
Before you get started, don't forget to view our Grade-Level Specific Requirements for creating Bansho Lessons!