Student Video Examples
Next Vista for Learning
When students are preparing to do a project of any kind, seeing examples of other students' work can be good for gathering ideas on how to approach their assignment. Have students watch a set of videos, identifying in each the following:
Strengths: What makes the video interesting and/or effective?
Weaknesses: What distracts the viewer from following the message?
Different Approaches: Different than weaknesses, the idea here is to think of a totally different way the video could have been constructed. Would a video of students explaining things to a camera have been better as a set of narrated images? Could the explanation have been told from a completely different perspective?
Consider the sets below of video work done by students. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, and each could be put together completely differently.
After the sets, you can also find much larger sets of educational videos by students and/or teachers. Giving students the freedom to choose which they will watch can add a nice component to the assignment to evaluate what others have done.
Larger sets of educational videos:
If you have questions about any of these video sets, you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas on how to use them in your classes, including how to have students create material that can be considered for inclusion in the Next Vista online library.
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