The AP Exam is right around the corner and it’s time for my annual — student created video solutions to past AP Exam Free Response questions.
After listening to John Spencer talk about the 1-on-1 conferences he has with his students at a recent AIMS Teachers Retreat, I thought that I might use a similar idea in student created videos. Instead of asking students to individually record a solution to a past free response question, as I’ve done in the past, I decided to sit with the student while they created the video. This is the first time I’ve tried this format, and I am still playing with ideas… but here is what I did and my thoughts for things to try in the future.
Preparation: I made a Google spreadsheet of problems that needed to be solved and conference times. Each student chose a problem and appointment slot. In preparation for their appointment, their task was to: 1. neatly solve the problem on a piece of paper, 2. consult the scoring guidelines for their question, 3. revise their answer to make sure all points were hint, asking classmates or me for help in the process. During their appointment, they brought their completed work with them, to reference in making their video.