This is a great way to show what they know. As I have always been told, "You really know it when you can explain it to someone else"
Videos are posted online at my student site for students view and use for their own learning. Sometimes you can learn better from another student than from a teacher.
Right now I have my students making the videos in partners, although a few have made them individually.
They are using a variety of media, including:
1. Cell phone/iPod video cameras
2. Regular video cameras
3. Educreations app on the iPad
The instructions I have given my students are:
1. Work out the problem on paper first (they have to submit a paper answer to me as well as video).
2. Introduce first names, period, concept, and question # at beginning of video.
3. Go SLOWLY and explain each step CLEARLY.
I don't yet have a "grading" rubric for these right now as we are just starting and I want students to get used to making them first. If you are doing something similar and have a rubric, please share.
- Read about some of my posts on student-created content here, here, here, and here (in the Math Analysis and Alg1 section).
- Read student thoughts on creating their own videos here.
- A Day in the Life of Students Creating Videos - a quick 360 of my classroom when all the students are creating their own content via short student-created videos of problems. Post here.
- Student-created videos overkill - my learning experience about going overboard in using student-created videos :) Post here.
Link to all student-created videos here.