Friday, October 19, 2012

Solving Equations with Video

As we saw in yesterdays's YouTube post, video can be a great tool for introducing content and generating inquiry-based conversations.  However, video can also be used as a tool for helping students demonstrate their understanding of a particular concept.  This week Alicia Carter's 6th grade students completed a hands-on unit where they learned how to solve equations.  As a culminating activity each group was responsible for reteaching one of the concepts on video.  Using the camera tool on the iPad and some basic classroom equipement every group created their own video demonstrating one of the key skills for solving an equation.  Now Alicia has a great authentic assessment from each group where she can hear and see where they might be making any mistakes or are struggling with a particular concept.  On top of that she also has a group of students who are hungry for more - they asked if they could view each other's videos and provide feedback for homework.  If you are interested in checking out Alicia's videos for this project they can be found on her teacher website.


1 comment:

  1. Love this idea! What a great way to engage kids in learning a subject and showing what they know. The students are naturals with the iPads!