Whilst supporting in a GCSE RE lesson on Monday I saw a great little strategy to help students take notes whilst watching a video clip.
Often when viewing a video clip in a lesson, many students struggle to write all the useful information down. In addition, many will miss important visual points whilst they have their head down writing. The strategy below enables all the relevant information to be recorded and then shared within small groups.
Working in a group of four, decide who will be student A, B, C and D
Student A – Write down what you see
Student B – Write down what you hear
Student C – Write down relevant facts
Student D – Write down something you didn’t know before
Once the video has finished, share your ideas with each other.
I liked the way that this strategy focused the students note taking and ensured that they also had time to watch the video without spending the whole time scribbling notes.