It’s exam time at my school. We’re on trimesters – so it’s already time for the dreaded exam :) This year, I have a class set of iPads. One of my main goals for the year is to get students teaching students – and me being more of a facilitator in the classroom rather than a driver. So instead of me standing at the board and going over the exam review questions that students found challenging, I had students work in pairs to create video responses to these questions.
What I’ll do differently in the future: to select the problems that videos need to be made for, I’ll start a Google spreadsheet with a list of question numbers so that I have a running tally of questions that need to be reviewed.
Here is a link to the videos we created. An added bonus: re-watching these videos at the end of the night before the exam also provided some much needed comic relief :)
Cool idea. What app did kids use to make the videos?
Thanks! We use the ScreenChomp app (it’s free btw!).
Stacey, I love this idea. With simple video editing software you student could easily create a suite of videos for their peers, and those in other classes to review, not to mention they can be used in the coming years. How did it go? I tried something similar with macbooks, fingers crossed for a class set of tablets soon!
Thanks for the post.
Thanks. Yes, all of the videos are posted to youtube and embedded into the class website. It went very well! We use iPads and the ScreenChomp (free) app. While tablets are much easier to write on, the iPads are much more affordable :) The students are working to get another set of videos up for this chapter… Will post updates soon!
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