Every now and again I feel compelled by some kind of video or piece of music. Compelled and perhaps doomed to listen or watch on repeat. I then make other people put them on repeat, too. This is probably some kind of sickness [thanks, Dad] but I’d like to see it as critical thinking, a way to process the information until I feel comfortable.
When you work with video in the classroom, especially short video, sometimes you need to put it on “repeat” for students to understand. It takes 2 times through sometimes, once for viewing and once for responding, to make meaning out of something that moves so quickly.
Yesterday’s post focused on how to use Radiolab’s episode “Words” for Socratic Seminar discussion. But we don’t stop with the episode itself. Oh, no. It also includes the video entitled “Words” (go figure) by Everynone that was made to compliment it.
Have students watch the film once just to “blow their minds.” Read more