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1. A little bit about yourself and Truco & Educo
My name is Tíndaro del Val, and I’m industrial engineer and occasional writer. Together with my wife Silvia Martínez, we created the educational project Truco & Educo almost two years ago. She is a psychopedagogue and always receives lots of questions from parents, teachers and friends about learning problems: “How can I make my son understand…?” “What trick do you use to make a child…?”
One day we came up with the idea that it would be useful, instead of repeating the same techniques over and over again, to make short videos explaining these tricks and share them with parents. Since then we have kept the flame of the project alive and now we have over 1.5 million views on our YouTube channel.
2. What does winning the most creative and best scribe of 2020 mean to you?
For both of us, winning this awards means a lot – especially after seeing the high level of the finalists. Not only for the professional recognition, but also as a reward for all the previous work we have put in to creating Truco & Educo.
At the beginning we just had an idea and no clue on how to make it come true. Many friends and collaborators have helped and advised us during this journey, like Elena Sonlleva, a colleague featured in the award-winning video. We want to thank all of them and also everyone who voted for us!
3. How do you use video at Truco & Educo?
The Truco & Educo YouTube channel, with about 30k followers, is a very important part of our educational project. We always develop our videos using VideoScribe, with explanatory vignettes where we mix animations and real videos. For us VideoScribe is like the stage where we act.
4. Why do you think video is such an effective teaching tool?
You don’t have to be an expert to know the importance of audiovisual media in education today. Storytelling is a very powerful tool for learning. For both adults and children. Many teachers include videos in their classes to make them more enjoyable, and some even post their videos on YouTube for their students.
Muchas gracias a los amigos de Videoscribe por el premio y por esta entrevista…¡esperamos poder repetir otro año!